At A Glance—Aspen

Art, music and wellness-focused festivities in Colorado's crown jewel.


Foo Fighters rock Jazz Aspen Snowmass in September. Photo: Roswell606

By Jenna Lebovits


Concept of a Visualist: Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas

A new exhibition arrives in Aspen—a landmark body of work highlighting Herbert Bayer’s 1953 World Geo-Graphic Atlas and his contributions to map design and scientific illustration. Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, 610 Gillespie Ave., Aspen;


The Snowmass Free Concert Series

The beloved ski resort celebrates its 31st anniversary of free summer concerts. From country to funk, enjoy tunes with a stunning mountain backdrop. Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort, Snowmass Village;


Aspen Valley Polo Club

The world’s destination for summer polo has a robust schedule, including the Independence Cup and the Silver Queen Invitational, all free and open to the public. Aspen Valley Polo Club, 3275 County Road 100, Carbondale;

JULY 6-7

Irene Neuwirth Trunk Show

Meridian Jewelers invites guests to experience the allure of Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth’s whimsical pieces. Free. Meridian Jewelers, 525 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen;

JULY 15-16

Downtown Aspen Art Festival

A vibrant outdoor art festival returns for its 20th year in Main Street’s historic and picturesque Paepcke Park. The event will feature goods from local and national vendors and fine crafters. Free admission. 151 E. Main St., Aspen;


Intersect Aspen

Formerly known as Art Aspen, this gathering features a selection of outstanding galleries, collectors and art professionals. The art fair, running since 2010, serves as a lively hub for the collector community. Tickets from $25. Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W. Hyman Ave., Aspen;

AUGUST 10-13

The Beyul Mushroom Retreat

Here’s a unique offering for all mushroom lovers: a luxury high-alpine wilderness retreat with some of the greatest mycologists on the planet. Guests will learn mushroom identification, how to create medicinal tinctures and wild-crafted food, and be able to recharge deep in the mountains. Tickets from $1,625. Beyul, Frying Pan River Valley, Colorado;


Consensual Improv in The Vault

The Wheeler house, an Aspen cultural institution, is hosting a live performance by Consensual Improv. The comedy group is composed of actors and comedians hailing from the Roaring Fork Valley. $28. Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen;


Jazz Aspen Snowmass

The famed music experience returns for its 32nd season this Labor Day weekend, bringing an impressive lineup of talent—from The Lumineers to Foo Fighters—for three days of world-class performances and events. Tickets from $200. Snowmass Town Park, 2835 Brush Creek Road, Snowmass Village;