Arts & Culture
Thanks to Aspen's modern founders, Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, The Aspen Idea of nurturing mind, body and spirit is firmly established in our community. Local calendars are packed with music and dance performances, lectures and art exhibits, offered by some of the most celebrated names in the world, as well as remarkable, homegrown talent.
The Aspen Music Festival has brought classical music to the concert halls and the streets of our mountain town every summer since 1949. The Festival opens June 29 and runs through August 21. A preview of this season's program is available here.The Aspen Ideas Festival is a world-renowned gathering of some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the world, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen needs no introduction. The dates this year are June 17-19. Jazz Aspen Snowmass continues to draw the biggest acts in the music world. The Aspen Art Museum is a globally recognized leader in contemporary art The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet annually garners rave reviews around the country. Theatre Aspen with performances in the park pulls the curtain on a terrific playbill every year.