aspen14-6Press Release | August 5, 2014
5th Annual ArtAspen Sets Attendance & Sales Records
Special Events and Displayed Art Works Wows Fairgoers

The fifth edition of ArtAspen, July 31- Aug. 3, 2014, established show attendance and art sales records.  The four-day fair attracted 2,650 art enthusiasts who explored the displays, a 10% increase over last year. This increase is attributed to the fair reaching annual attendees, as well as offering the fair as an accessible forum for the discovery of contemporary art across other cultural disciplines including cinema, music, philanthropy and an Aspen staple, skiing. As a result, hundreds of artworks found new homes in Aspen, Dallas, Houston, LA and NYC, with estimated sales increase of 15% over 2013 and more pending.

Aspen Peak’s ‘Sneak Peak’ and 10th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 31, attracted a record 850 attendees. ArtAspen provided a perfect platform for an auction of hand-painted ski helmets donated by OSBE benefiting the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. The helmets painted by artists and notable members of the US Ski Team including Noah Hoffman, Simi Hamilton and Casey Puckett, raised over $5,000. The 10th anniversary cake was cut by Aspen Peak publisher Alexandra Halperin, Mayor Steve Skadron, Aspen Sheriff Joe DiSalvo, and fair founder, Rick Friedmancontinue to full press release