2018 Talks & Events

Thursday, July 26

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VIP Opening Night Preview
5-9pm | Aspen Ice Garden

Exclusive first look access to Art Aspen. Meet and greet with galleries over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while experiencing this dynamic marketplace of important art. Opening Night Preview to benefit The Art Base.


Friday, July 27

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Tour of Art Aspen with Artist Scott Young
3:30pm | K Contemporary, Booth B15

Local Denver artist, Scott Young, will be hosting a fair tour on Friday, July 27 at 3:30pm. We will also be displaying his “Wish You Were Here/Her” neon sculpture at the fair. This is the artwork from the same edition which had been on display on the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Scott Young has been creating neon artworks since he was 18. He bends all of the glass pieces by hand—something that many neon artists outsource to other fabricators. Represented by K Contemporary.

Space is limited.


Aspen Sojourner Cocktail Reception to Benefit RESPONSE
5-7pm | Aspen Ice Garden

Join us for a special cocktail reception to benefit RESPONSE. Enjoy complimentary light bites along with signature cocktails, provided by Reyka Vodka and Milagro Tequila. Presented by Aspen SoJourner.

Space is limited.


Saturday, July 28

Tour of Art Aspen with Genna Moe
3:30pm | Aspen Ice Garden

Genna Moe, The Art Base’s Executive Director will also be hosting a tour of the Fair on Saturday, July 28 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.

Space is limited.


Sunday, July 29

Walk & Talk with Artist Marc Dennis
11am | Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Booth A7

Join Marc Dennis for an Artist Walk and Talk Sunday, July 29 at 11am. 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. Interested in transformative possibilities Dennis merges various movements throughout the western art historical canon with modern troped in order to create clever, provocative and fresh paintings with rich hype, narrative and humor where art, history, nature, politics and pop culture intersect. Represented by Melissa Morgan Fine Art.

Space is limited.


Art & Place Home Tour
5-7pm | To Be Announced *

Join Dianne and Jim Light at their beautiful home ideally situated on the banks of the Roaring Fork River with special guest Christina Medved, Watershed Education Director at the Roaring Fork Conservancy for an enlightening conversation regarding connections between environmental stewardship and the visual arts. Bonus: Dianne will offer a tour of her ceramics studio and visual arts collection inspired by her family’s long-time commitment to supporting local artists. Presented by The Art Base Council.

Space is limited.