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This Summer’s Best U.S. Art Events for Every Collector

invaluable_logo_webSource: Invaluable | May 23, 2017

Summer plans are heating up. Whether you prefer to cool off inside galleries and museums or wind through market booths, there is an art-related activity that fits the bill. Keeping track of major events, exhibitions, openings, art fairs and festivals quickly gets overwhelming since there are so many to choose from.

We compiled a list of our 35 favorite U.S.-based art events to help plan a summer weekend full of culture and artistry. Use the map below to quickly view the exhibitions, fairs, festivals, and flea markets in your area.

Art Aspen is presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

Aspen Weekend Agenda: August 5-7, 2016

aspen-sojournerSource: Aspen Sojourner | August 7, 2016

Editor’s Picks to help you navigate the sea of summer schedules.

ArtAspen
12—7 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 12—6 p.m. (Sunday), Aspen Ice Garden
Returning for its seventh year (through Aug. 7), this large show features 30 notable galleries from around the country exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media, from painting and photography to sculpture and mixed-media. $20 (advance); $25 (door)

Burning Woman: Laura Kimpton at ArtAspen

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Laura Kimpton, “Her Words,” 2015.

Source: The Aspen Times | August 4, 2016

Art galleries can’t contain Laura Kimpton. And that’s alright by her.

“I make art to make other people make art,” she explained on a recent afternoon in the cafe at the Aspen Art Museum.

Based in northern California, Kimpton is best known for her “Monumental Words” series of sculptures, which she has installed at Burning Man over the past decade. Those pieces place massive, stories-tall steel sculptures of words like “DREAM,” “MOM” and “EGO” across the playa. (more…)

Art Aspen Party

AspenpeakSource: Aspen Peak | August 4, 2016

Aspen Peak and ArtAspen will gather art collectors, dealers, curators, art journalists, architects, interior designers, and art enthusiasts together at the 5th annual ArtAspen Party. Guests will sip specialty cocktails, listen to live music and learn about the art from the gallerists. (more…)

Art Aspen Returns Aug. 4-7

RaymondJonsonSource: The Aspen Times | July 25, 2016

Thirty of the country’s preeminent art galleries, exhibiting the very best in modern and contemporary artwork, will converge at Art Aspen August 4-7. Situated in an elegant and unique boutique style setting with the Ajax Mountain as the backdrop, Art Aspen will provide an intimate environment for collectors, art enthusiasts and patrons to collect important works of art by emerging and established artists. (more…)

AD’s Top 5 Design Destinations for August

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Photo: Ziyan Zhang/Getty Images

Source: Architectural Digest | July 21, 2016

This August there are plenty of reasons to head for cooler climes, and not just to escape the heat. In Aspen, Colorado, a major art fair will draw artists and collectors who normally come to ski. Summer is the perfect time to visit Montreal, and in August the Festival Mode & Design will give visitors a chance to enjoy outdoor installations, fashion shows, and more, just in time to savor jaw-dropping panoramas from a revamped observatory. (more…)

ART FORUM Guide

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Howard Schatz, Gallery M

Source: ARTFORUM | June 29, 2016

233 W Hyman Ave, Aspen Ice Garden

The fair offers the art world exclusive entry into the semi-private wealthy playground of the rich and famous.

Art Aspen
Aug 4 – 7, 2016

Art Aspen 2016

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ArtAspen returns for its eagerly awaited 7th edition. The Fair offers the gallery art world exclusive entry into the semi-private and affluent playground of the rich and famous. Limited in size to just 30 dealers, this intimate and impeccably designed setting provides fairgoers an elegant and manageable viewing and buying experience. It is the ideal setting for both art dealers and art collectors to meet and mingle while experiencing the most dynamic marketplace for important art, ranging from 1950-present.

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See the Creative Side of Aspen

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
(Photo: Nic Lehoux/VIEW/Corbis)

Source: Nymag | Mar 30, 2016

Powder season and the X Games get all the hype, but there’s a thriving artistic side to this Rocky Mountain town year round.

Where to Stay

Cozy up in rustic-chic digs at the boutique Hotel Jerome (from $365), just a few blocks from the galleries, boutiques, and restaurants of downtown Aspen. Décor here blends elements of a glamorous après-ski lounge (the common areas have dark paneled walls, library shelves, and huge fireplaces) with Wild West touches (pony-hair chairs and burnished-leather headboards in the 93 rooms and suites). Wall art everywhere celebrates the history of both the property — which dates to 1889 — and the town. Chat with the dedicated walking concierge, who’ll direct you on a stroll ending at the Aspen Art Museum. (more…)

Elton John Lyricist Shows Off Art at ArtAspen

bernie taupin artistSource: Aspen Public Radio | August 18, 2015
The man behind Elton John’s pipes and odd lyrical flare is still very much active, but now instead of being behind the scenes, he is putting his work on stage. A collection of his work hung in the Aspen Ice Garden this past weekend as one of the first set of works visitors saw when they came to ArtAspen.

Bernie Taupin, the lyricist and part of the songwriting duo that scored so many hits is now a modern artist, using paint, wood, wax and even bubble wrap to create large pieces of work that have been selling for thousands of dollars. (more…)

Aspen, A Seasonal Home to 50 Billionaires

Tibor Stankoczy: Invitation in White ((oil on canvas, London, 2009, 35.8 in x 47.8 in)
Tibor Stankoczy: Invitation in White ((oil on canvas, London, 2009, 35.8 in x 47.8 in)

Source: Codylee | August 18, 2015
The Seattle Art Fair took the headlines last week with a successful first edition. The inaugural fair boasted Gagosian, Pace, and David Zwirner among more than 60 galleries, but now the art crowd are leaving the rain for the Rockies. ArtAspen returns for its sixth edition this year from August 13 to 16.

ArtAspen launched in 2010 and has remained small, with about 2,500 visitors and 30 exhibitors. It was the only notable art fair in August until Seattle launched this year. There are no Gagosians on its roster, but ArtAspen is established with American galleries representing post-war and contemporary art. (more…)

High-Profile Art Galleries Come to Aspen

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The Casterline Goodman Gallery in Aspen is asking $260,000 for Alex Katz’s 1968 ‘Impala (Study).’ Photo: Casterline Goodman Gallery

Source: The Wall Street Journal | March 27, 2015
Ten years ago, the notion of a blue-chip New York contemporary-art gallery opening an outpost in Aspen, Colo., would have encountered blank stares. But after the rebuilding of the Aspen Art Museum and the opening of some new art galleries and “pop-ups” in the past few years, the arrival of the Marianne Boesky Gallery in the posh mountain enclave is hardly surprising. (more…)

ArtAspen Utterly Transforms Ice Rink

ArtAspenSource: Modern Luxury Aspen | August 9, 2013
An ice rink and a contemporary art fair seemingly make for unlikely bed fellows, but with ArtAspen utterly transforming the Aspen Ice Garden into a veritable showcase of world-class art for the fourth straight year, doubters can naysay no more.

The weekend of events, ran Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 4, and showcased 1,000 important, contemporary and post-war art works by 200 respected artists, presented by more than 25 prominent galleries across the country (and even a few from around the world), totaling more than 50 million in art. The show will featured works starting as low as $2,000 into the millions. (more…)

Aspen Fair Paints Town with Renowned Artists

aspennewsSource: Aspen Times | August 2, 2013
As Robert and Linda Schmier slowly took in the art displayed at ArtAspen by the Madison Gallery from La Jolla, California, their concentration was apparent. Both looked, stepped back and tried to appreciate the art from different perspectives and angles.

The Florida couple has attended all four ArtAspen shows and times an annual visit to Aspen around the local art schedule.

“There are some quality galleries here (at ArtAspen) that brought some real nice work,” Robert Schmier said. “ArtAspen brings different artists and galleries every year. For us, being from Florida, it’s great to see some of the Western galleries.” (more…)