Arts & Culture
Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen has long been known as a mountainside center for arts and culture. The Aspen Idea—that a renewal of mind, body, and spirit can be achieved when all three are engaged— originated in the 1940s and remains an integral part of our community’s DNA.
Aspen's landscape effortlessly lends itself to the creation and appreciation of art of every kind.
We invite our guests to be challenged by new ideas in this stunning setting; because art, no matter the medium, has the power not only to reflect beauty, but to inspire thought and promote change. Come experience something new with us.
Savoring Art in Aspen
Arts & Culture Guide
Get the complete story on art galleries and museums, art centers, dance companies, theaters, and concert venues throughout the Roaring Fork Valley with our arts and culture guide.
Centers of Arts and Culture
Aspen Institute For Humanistic Studies
This nonpartisan institute hosts a series of seminars, workshops, and events (most notably the Aspen Ideas Festival) that specifically focus on solving the world's most complex problems.
An iconic live music venue, the Belly Up has long boasted concert lineups that surpass those of most major cities.
Anderson Ranch Art Center
This art center near Snowmass Village offers an array of multi-discipline contemporary art workshops throughout the year.
JAS Aspen Snowmass
For more than 30 years, this concert series has offered music lovers a diverse roster of performances, including the annual JAS June Experience and Labor Day Experience, as well as the JAS Café series at The Little Nell.