Art Aspen 2018 Begins Thursday

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Art Aspen 2018 Begins Thursday
David Yarrow Wolf of Main Street III Archival pigment print Courtesy of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary

Art Aspen, held at the Aspen Ice Garden each summer, features approximately 30 of the country’s most esteemed art galleries, showcasing pieces from 1950 – present. This year’s participating galleries include MARC STRAUS GALLERY, Heller Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Opera Gallery, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Sicardi Gallery, Unix Gallery, and Zieher Smith among many others. This boutique-style fair is nestled against Ajax Mountain, which provides the ideal environment for collectors, art patrons, and VIPs to mingle and experience this dynamic marketplace of important art. PURCHASE TICKETS.

Art Aspen Fair Schedule

VIP Opening Night Reception
Thursday, July 26: 5-9pm

Announcing The Art Base as the Opening Night Reception Beneficiary of Art Aspen 2018. The Art Base fosters creative expression in the visual arts for all ages and abilities—providing a base of operations for artists in the Roaring Fork Valley through education, exhibitions and events that support and stimulate the vitality of our community. A unique, conceptual installation created by local children in the area affected by the recent wildfire is being curated by The Art Base and will be exhibited at the entrance to Art Aspen.

Genna Moe, The Art Base’s Executive Director will also be hosting a tour of the Fair on Saturday, July 28th at 3:30pm. An Aspen local since 2008, Genna’s passion for visual arts brought her to the Aspen Art Museum, where she worked in education and outreach. She has also worked at the Wheeler Opera House, and completed her MA from the University of Denver in Arts Development and Program Management. She’s passionate about contributing to her community and believes art is vital to personal and community well-being.

Art Aspen Fair Hours

Friday, July 27: 12-7pm
*VIP Scott Young Artist Walk & Talk Friday 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Scott Young is represented by Contemporary K Gallery located in Denver. His “Wish you where here” neon piece= was on display at the Denver Contemporary Art Museum and will be on display at Art Aspen.

**Aspen Sojourner Cocktail Reception 5pm-7pm
Saturday, July 28: 12-7pm

*Genna Moe’s Fair Tour Saturday 3:30pm – 4:30pm

**VIP Cocktail Hour: Hotel Place Hotel Jerome, Saturday, July 28 7pm-9pm Sunday, July 29: 12-6pm

*VIP Marc Dennis Artist Walk & Talk Sunday, July 29th 11am to noon: Marc Dennis is an American artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and explore the charged subjects of identity, pleasure and power. He is represented by Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery.

**VIP Art Base Home Tour 5pm-7pm
We are also pleased to have Andy Moses, son of Ed Moses showing at Art Aspen. He is also represented by Melissa Morgan Fine Art.

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