ArtCrush 2024 and Intersect Aspen: The Best Week for Art in Aspen

Stephanie Kroll

Aspen, known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, reaches its artistic zenith during the first week of August each year. This period, celebrated as the best week for art in Aspen, is marked by two major events: ArtCrush and Intersect Aspen. These events draw art lovers, collectors, and creators from around the globe, transforming Aspen into a bustling hub of creativity and inspiration.

ArtCrush 2024: A Celebration of Contemporary Art

Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Co-Chairs: Eleanore and Domenico De Sole, Charlie Pohlad and Jack Carter, Jen Rubio and Stewart Butterfield, Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm

ArtCrush 2024 promises to be a spectacular celebration of contemporary art, featuring three days of performances, talks, and events leading up to the grand ArtCrush Summer Gala. Organized by the Aspen Art Museum, ArtCrush honors individuals whose creativity and vision have significantly impacted the contemporary art world.

ArtWeek Program

Beginning on July 30, the Aspen Art Museum will host a series of engaging events, including performances, artist talks, and celebrations. This ArtWeek program serves as a prelude to the main event, providing attendees with numerous opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary art.


One of the highlights of ArtCrush is the live auction, which features an array of incredible contemporary artworks. The live auction will take place during the ArtCrush Gala on August 2, with bidding available in person, over the phone, or via absentee bids. Additionally, a silent auction will be available for online bidding starting on July 25, 2024. This auction is a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire exceptional pieces while supporting the Aspen Art Museum.

ArtCrush Summer Gala

The ArtCrush Summer Gala, held on the evening of August 2, 2024, is the pinnacle of the ArtWeek festivities. This elegant event will host artist honorees and feature a live auction, along with an evening of drinks, dinner, music, and dancing. Co-chaired by a group of distinguished art patrons, the gala promises to be an unforgettable night of celebration and philanthropy.


ArtCrush is made possible through the generous support of Bottega Veneta, with additional contributions from JP Morgan Private Bank and Steven Shane of Compass Real Estate. Their commitment ensures that ArtCrush continues to be a premier event in the art world.

For more information on the ArtWeek schedule, underwriting opportunities, or to purchase ArtCrush tickets, please contact [email protected].

Intersect Aspen: A Boutique Art Fair

Dates: July 30 - August 4, 2024

During the same week, Intersect Aspen brings modern and contemporary art and design to the forefront. This boutique fair, held during Aspen’s peak art season, attracts top collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world. Intersect Aspen offers an intimate, curated setting where visitors can encounter exceptional works presented by leading galleries.

Intersect Art and Design

Intersect Art and Design is renowned for organizing curated art fairs that draw a diverse range of collectors both nationally and internationally. These events provide a platform for top-tier art and design galleries, institutions, and collectors to connect and activate the space with engaging and innovative displays.

Intersect Aspen not only showcases extraordinary art but also fosters a sense of community and connection. By timing the fair during Aspen’s busiest art season, Intersect Aspen ensures that the town is buzzing with energy and creativity, making it one of the art world’s most influential weekends of the year.

The Best Week for Art in Aspen

Together, ArtCrush and Intersect Aspen make the first week of August the best time for art in Aspen. With a combination of high-profile events, auctions, galas, and art fairs, this week offers unparalleled opportunities to experience and celebrate contemporary art. Whether you are an avid collector, a casual art enthusiast, or a curious visitor, Aspen’s art week is sure to leave you inspired and enriched.

Join us in Aspen for this extraordinary celebration of art and creativity. Witness firsthand the fusion of nature and culture that makes Aspen a unique and vibrant destination for artists and art lovers alike.

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