Walter Paepke would be proud.

In 1945, the Chicago-based industrialist had a vision of Aspen becoming a future bastion of arts and culture in North America. He would be instrumental in realizing this vision by not only creating the Aspen Skiing Company, but also the Aspen Institute.

Today, arts and culture are a fundamental part of our community. Whether its hosting young maestros at the Aspen Music School, attracting some of the world's best dancers with the Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet, or placing specially commissioned art on our lift tickets, you will find that a depth of expression not found in other ski towns.
Below are many of the ways that you can flourish through the arts in Aspen and Snowmass Village.
Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, we recommend contacting each museum, theater and institution listed below for current procedures, opening times, reservation policies and safety protocols before visiting.
Photo credits: Aspen Art Museum photo ©Michael Moran/OTTO; The Aspen Institute photo ©Dan Bayer