Thanks to the extraordinary beauty of this area, artists from around the world come here to be inspired and create. And thanks to a generous and arts-oriented population, our museums are filled with edgy, contemporary, classic and ancient art.
The Aspen Art Museum is a modern, impressive structure in downtown Aspen which presents rotating exhibitions of international contemporary art, education and public programs.
In the 1990s The City of Aspen purchased a former schoolhouse to create the Red Brick Center for the Arts. This shared space allows artists a place where they can create as well as space for public meetings, dance, yoga, martial arts, theatre, music, lectures and more.
The Carbondale Clay Center promotes excellence in the ceramic arts, offering diversified, high-quality ceramic arts and classes. And they support ceramic artists and potters through teaching, exhibiting and educational opportunities.
The Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery is located in The Launchpad at 76 South 4th Street in downtown Carbondale’s Creative District and is open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. The majority of shows feature works by accomplished local artists.
Artists of all levels from around the world flock to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center outside Snowmass Village. Adults, art students, children and teens are welcome to this unique mountain setting. Programs, classes, exhibitions and annual events like an auction and picnic make the center worth a visit.
The annual Carbondale Art aRound Town engages the Carbondale Public Arts Commission, artists and the community in a walk that begins at Town Hall and meanders through town to view the newest public art sculptures on display. An artist reception follows at the Launchpad, home of Carbondale Arts in downtown Carbondale.
The Powers Art Center is a memorial to John G. Powers, a patron of the arts and close friend of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and many other modern artists. It showcases Jasper Johns' works on paper. In honor of Powers’ desire to bring art to everyone, the Powers Art Center is open to the public free of charge. While Jasper Johns is the primary artist featured, visitors have the opportunity view other artists as part of the former John and Kimiko Powers art collection during rotating exhibits. Located just south of Carbondale off Highway 82.
Carbondale Arts has been instrumental in forming Carbondale's unique identity as an arts and culture hot spot in the Rockies by collaborating with state and local governments, schools, artists, business and other nonprofits. Carbondale Arts brings the community together for gallery exhibitions, creative planning, place-making and vibrant happenings.
The Aspen Historical Society operates two Aspen museums, two ghost towns you can visit and lots of tours, programs and events. Learn how Aspen became home of the philanthropic idealists as well as the rich and famous, evolving from its beginnings as home to the Ute Indians. The Silver Boom and Aspen’s rich ski history are preserved and communicated by the historical society as well.