Talks & Events


THURSDAY, August 3



art-aspen-vip-webOpening Night Preview
A benefit for Americans for the Arts 

5 – 9 pm | First Look VIP Access
First Look VIP ticket holders only
Limited number of tickets available

6:30 – 9 pm | VIP Access
VIP ticket holders only
Limited number of tickets available

Image: Nathalia Edenmont, Nancy Hoffman Gallery


FRIDAY, August 4


Photograph by Michael Lipkin

VIP Event (Registration Required)
10 am | Michael Lipkin & Jody Guralnick | Private Collection
Michael Lipkin is an architect who also makes and shows his photography. Jody Guralnick is an artist who has shown locally, nationally and internationally. Both studios are in the house and will be part of the tour. Work in the house is by both artists as well as work collected by other artists.

Limited space available. RSVP required, email Transportation is not provided.

Galerist Laura Rathe, Laura Rathe Fine Art

Exploring Mixed Media in Contemporary Art
12 pm | Laura Rathe Fine Art | B16
Gallerist Laura Rathe will discuss trends in contemporary mixed media and how they relate to artists exhibited by Laura Rathe Fine Art.

Enrique Gomez de Molina, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Faux Taxidermy
1 pm | Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | B14
Gallerist Bernice Steinbaum will be in conversation with artists Troy Abbott and Enrique Gomez de Molina about their use of recycled materials to create faux taxidermy that protests the killing of animals for sport and gives the viewer an alternative trophy to consider and collect.

Mads Christensen, Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Light as Medium
2 pm | Timothy Yarger Fine Art | A10
Join gallerist Timothy Yarger and artist Mads Christensen as they discuss Christensen’s use of light patterns to produce compelling works of art using custom circuitry, programming and LED lights.

Bernard Buffet, Opera Gallery

How a Personal Taste for Grand Masters Became a Dynasty for Dealers
3 pm | Opera Gallery Aspen | B5
Gallerist Gregory Lahmi will discuss his personal experience, education, and his family’s history as it relates to generations of master artists.

SATURDAY, August 5



ArtCrush Recovery Brunch
12 pm | Aspen Ice Garden Café
Feeling a bit crushed? Come recover from all the high-altitude pARTying at the Aspen Ice Garden Café with a catered brunch.

This is a VIP Event, FIRST LOOK Black card or VIP Pass required. 

Jamie Earnest, Cindy Lisica Gallery

The Warhol Connection in Aspen and Art Now
1 pm | Cindy Lisica Gallery | A8
Cindy Lisica
, a PhD art historian and gallerist, offers insider insights on Andy Warhol in Aspen and his current legacy. Before opening her gallery, Lisica worked at museums including the Tate Britain, The Menil Collection, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The gallery features two artists that have shown at The Warhol in Pittsburgh.


State of the Art
2 pm | Americans for the Arts | Collectors Lounge 
Robert L. Lynch,
president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, will speak on the State of the Art and their strong commitment to fighting recently proposed federal budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an organization that makes our nation’s economy and communities better.

David Middlebrow, The McLoughlin Gallery

The Role of Narrative in Contemporary Art: The Talk of Our Times
3 pm | The McLoughlin Gallery | A4
Artist David Middlebrook will discuss how the use of narrative in fine art addresses the issues of our time, referencing artists such as Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, and Marc Quinn.

Shop Aspen Art Walk, in partnership with Aspen Sojourner

Gallery Art Walk
5 pm | Aspen Sojourner | Downtown Aspen
In partnership with Aspen Sojourner, the last Shop Aspen Art Walk of the season, which coincides with all 3 annual art festivals, will take place on Saturday, August 5 from 5-7 pm. Visit Aspen’s local galleries to browse artists’ work and enjoy a glass of wine after a day at Art Aspen. To learn more visit the Shop Aspen Art Walk Experience

Participating Galleries:
Aspen Art Gallery • Aspen Grove Fine Arts • Cha Cha Gallery • Challenge America • Christopher Martin Gallery • Elliott Yeary Gallery • Forré & Co Fine Art Gallery • Gallery 1949 • Galerie Maximillian • Harvey Meadows Gallery • Omnibus Gallery • Peter Lik Gallery • Raven Gallery • Royal Street Fine Art • Valley Fine Art • Vickers Collection of Aspen • Wind River Gallery

SUNDAY, August 6


The Aspen home of Sharon and John Hoffman

VIP Event (Registration Required)
10 am | Sharon and John Hoffman | Private Collection
The Aspen home of Sharon and John Hoffman was built in the 1880s and was one of the first five houses built after the discovery of silver. The Hoffman’s restored the home inside and out and the collection consists of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics.

Limited space available. RSVP required, email Transportation is not provided.

Charles Clary, Ro2 Art

Collecting the Unexpected: Texture in Context
1 pm | Ro2 Art | A2
Gallerist Jordan Roth, will discuss artists who blur the lines between painting and sculpture, reimagining traditional forms of artmaking and opening new routes for building multi-textured collections. He will focus on work from Bumin Kim‘s jubilant minimalist landscapes made from thousands of carefully placed strands of thread to Charles Clary‘s abstract constructions stacked with intricate networks of layered paper.