Many of the nation’s top art collectors, art patrons, museum trustees, curators and business leaders flock to Aspen in early August to partake in the city’s annual arts charitable events and the slew of exclusive parties surrounding these events. The fair offers the gallery art world exclusive access into the semi-private wealthy playground of local and international collectors. ArtAspen, Aug. 1-4, is produced during the Aspen Art Museum’s perennially sold out ArtCrush Summer Benefit. The tarmac at Sardy Field is filled to capacity with private jets as the top collectors have descended upon Aspen during this art-centric time period.
Aspen’s First and Only Fine Art Fair for Important Contemporary Art
Limited in size to just 30 dealers, this intimate and impeccably designed fine art fair provides attendees a casual and manageable viewing experience. It’s the ideal boutique setting for both art dealers and fairgoers to meet and mingle while experiencing a high energy and dynamic marketplace for high caliber contemporary art. It is also a prime opportunity to welcome and cultivate relationships with wealthy newcomers interested in gaining access to the art world.
Each year, our elite 2,000+ visitors generate millions in total art sales from the works displayed by show participants. While much of the art finds a new home in Aspen, other art works are shipped to the fairgoers second or third homes.
The Paepcke Gallery at the Aspen Institute to Benefit from our Opening Night
The Paepcke Gallery at the Aspen Institute will be the 2013 beneficiary of Opening Night on Thursday, Aug. 1. Located near the fair site, The Paepcke Gallery is named after the founder of the Aspen Institute, Walter Paepcke. The gallery is an important and critical asset not only to the Institute but to the entire Aspen community. The Aspen Institute produces conferences which help participants gain a broader perspective and enhance their capabilities in solving global problems that confront society today. They focus on many relevant issues, including international relationships, the arts, and philanthropy. To augment the Opening turnout, Aspen Peak magazine is co-hosting the Peak with A View Opening Reception, inviting their impressive list of Aspen cognoscenti.
Other media sponsors include Aspen Sojourner, Aspen Public Radio, The Aspen Daily News, Art in America, Art+ Auction, American Art Collector, and artinfo.com. Many will be hosting other impractical on-site events – to be announced shortly.
Benefit from ArtAspen’s Well-Respected Tradition
This chic mountain community is long known for its strong commitment to the visual arts. The enduring success of ArtAspen reinforces it as a little haven for local art collecting. Already an Aspen tradition, its high-profile media coverage of on-site soirées establishes it as a “must attend” on the Aspenite’s summer social calendar.
Presently Accepting Applications
What a perfect time for dealers to display their art in a museum-like setting, in the Aspen Ice Garden,centrally located right at the base of Ajax Mountain. It’s an opportunity to meet respected art lovers from around the nation, attend trendy parties while experiencing the alpine beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley. As America’s only contemporary fine art fair in August, exhibiting here makes for a wonderful working vacation.
ArtAspen is currently accepting applications. Our latest additions to the fair this year are Peyton Wright Gallery, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art and Yares Art Projects. With very limited spaces, early submission is suggested. Applications are available online, or for details, contact Rich Ferrante, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 631-283-5505.