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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.

Academia, thought-leadership, and transcendental exploration thrive via entities like the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Exhibitions from world-renowned artists are constantly on display at the Aspen Art Museum, as well as downtown’s many galleries and across our four mountains. The Aspen Music Festival & School is noted for bringing talented musicians from all over the world to our Valley. Culinary trend-setters, risk-takers, and rule-breakers have long come here to push boundaries. And we’re only scratching the surface.

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.