Elected Officials, Business Owners, Community Leaders, & Trail Lovers,
You've likely heard from me in recent months about planning for the future of trails in Glenwood Springs and other areas in the Roaring Fork. I'm setting aside the details on those planning projects today, to encourage you to join us next week for the famous IMBA Trail Care Crew's first visit to the Glenwood Springs area. Jordan Carr and Lani Bruntz are [...]
Aspen is one of Colorado’s favorite year-round resort areas. It offers a profound history an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, an array of cultural activities, pleasant climate and gorgeous natural scenery. Aspen is a magnificent stimulant for fun and adventure, providing a grand assortment of events- in any season.
Previously held in Wagner Park, the festival has moved to Monarch Street in between Durant Ave and Main St. Showcasing an all-star line-up of the nation’s finest artists, the Downtown Aspen Art Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. Take in fabulous views of Downtown Aspen, grab a delicious bite at a local eatery, and purchase original artwork from the artists themselves, as you enjoy this weekend of visual inspiration.
The featured giveaway for this show is a Cattail Reed piece by Cheryl Ward, valued at $400.00, measured at 18″x18″, named “Green Mottled Prairie Grass.” To register to win, stop by Cheryl’s booth at the show. Learn more about all of Cheryl’s work by visiting www.wardartstudio.com
For the past ten years, the Vince Gill & Amy Grant Gala and Golf Classic has been an overwhelming success for Challenge Aspen as the cornerstone of our annual fundraising efforts. The event is hosted by Grammy Award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant, friends of Vince and Amy, disabled athletes and wounded veterans. Featuring two days of musical and golf excellence, the Classic provides an unforgettable experience. Proceeds benefit Challenge Aspen, providing year-round recreational, educational and cultural experiences for anyone with a cognitive or physical disability.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
Enjoy a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an evening filled with exceptional, one of a kind live auction items and experiences. The highlight of the event will be a musical performance by Vince Gill, Amy Grant and friends. The gala will be held at the beautiful St. Regis Aspen Resort. Guests will include Challenge Aspen supporters, Aspen philanthropists and special VIP’s. The event will honor injured service members as well as participants of Challenge Autism and Challenge Aspen REC programs (recreational, educational and cultural programs).
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Tee off with Vince, Amy, and special friends for a day of amazing golf at the private Snowmass Club Golf Course. Foursomes will be paired up in a scramble format for this James Engh designed course. Experience the challenges of the course and the surprises that await as local Aspen restaurants provide sumptuous treats and beverages on course all day long. The all-inclusive event offers complimentary treats, player gifts, pro clinics and exhibitions, and a post event awards party.
Register to win a FREE VIP PASS to ArtAspen from July 31st until August 3rd!
All you have to do is go to http://kspnaa14.eventbrite.com/ and click “register” to enter to win.
VIP PASS Gives You and a Guest Access To:
Unlimited entrance to the fair July 31-Aug 3
+ Opening Night Preview Thu July 31, 5-9pm
Thursday July 31, 5-9pm
Friday Aug 1, 11am-8pm
Saturday Aug 2, 11am-8pm
Sunday Aug 3, 11am-6pm
Your complimentary VIP PASS admits you and one guest to Opening Night Preview on Thursday Aug 31, 5-9pm. Aspen Peak’s Sneak Peak +10th Anniversary Bash. Benefits Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. Enjoy complimentary wine. Unlimited entry to the fair throughout the weekend.
Join us as ArtAspen returns for its eagerly awaited fifth edition. The Fair offers the gallery art world exclusive entry into the semi-private and affluent playground of the rich and famous.
Aspen’s First and Only Fine Art Fair for Important Contemporary Art
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.
Prominent artists, art collectors, curators, gallery owners, celebrities, and philanthropists from around the world gather in Aspen every year during the first week in August to celebrate the Aspen Art Museum. Featuring a celebrated wine tasting and auction, seated dinner for 350 guests, live and silent auctions of major works of contemporary art, and the presentation of the AAM’s Aspen Award for Art to 2014 artist nominee Ernesto Neto, ArtCrush is the preeminent party of the summer season. Join us for this unique event that provides an opportunity to support the Aspen Art Museum by combining art, wine, and philanthropy.
Party like it’s 1964!
That was the year that the Wilderness Act established the first 54 wilderness areas, including the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. This 50th anniversary is a fitting moment to celebrate that bold legacy and to throw a giant, joyful party for our beloved Maroon Bells.
The Maroon Bells Birthday Bash will be a good-old-fashioned, family-friendly party – complete with cake and candles! And given the Bells’ fame, it promises to be something of a reunion for fans from around the state and beyond.
The outdoor festival will run from 3 to 9 p.m. (see schedule) and will feature live music by four bands, an address by author/activist Rick Bass, a Ute Nation ceremony, kids’ activities and wilderness displays.
Advance tickets are just $10 for adults, with kids 12 and under free (and that includes cake!). Parking is also free. The Highlands Alehouse will offer special food and drink deals.
The Bash is a presentation of the Wilderness Workshop, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the US Forest Service. A half-dozen other organizations will also offer a range of free pre-Bash activities including wilderness hikes, projects and educational programs.
In addition to celebrating our regional landscape, this daylong event will raise awareness about the benefits of our wilderness areas as well as stewardship challenges faced in the future.
A 50k ultra trail running race that will cover all four area mountains. The race will begin at the base of Aspen Mountain, peak at the Sundeck and follow single-/double-track trails through Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass before finishing in Snowmass Base Village.
The race will begin at the base of Aspen Mountain, climb to the Sundeck, and then follow single- and double-track trails over Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass before finishing at Snowmass base village.
This will be a very challenging race with almost 10,000′ of climbing over 31 miles (50K).
NEW for 2014: We are offering a short course (Rec) which will include the Buttermilk and Snowmass portions of the course. This course is 14 miles (22K).
The race offers options for all runners with solo full and rec course as well as relay for teams of two and four.
The race will award a $2,500 prize purse. The top three men (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) and women (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) finishers will be paid out of the purse.
All registered racers will receive a Helly Hansen Pace 1/2 Zip Short Sleeve and finishers will receive a custom gift with the race logo.
An awards ceremony will be held in Snowmass base village where finishers will be awarded custom medals.
Experience the beauty and magic of live, professional-level community theatre in Aspen, Colorado. Each year, artists and volunteers from Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and beyond join together share with you our love of live performance. ACT, a non-profit Aspen arts organization, has been producing theater locally since 1977.
This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film,No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back. Find shows, get tickets and more at warrenmiller.com.