(This week begins a two-part series on cultural experiences and the fine arts in Aspen, Colorado. See next week for the conclusion.) This week, we're looking to expand horizons - open things up a bit by looking at the finer things in life. There's boundless outdoor adventure in Aspen, Colorado, but what about the fine arts?
We challenged our blog team to come up with the Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Aspen That You Don't Want to Miss. Here's their Top 5:
#5 FILM - The renowned Aspen FilmFest brings unique film experiences to locals and visitors alike through year-round educational and cultural programs, including ShortsFest (in the spring), summerFILMS (in the summer), FilmFest (in the autumn) and the Academy Screenings (in the winter). When you arrive in Aspen, be sure to check out what's going on at the Wheeler Opera House is Aspen's state-of-the-art venue for a number of arts, culture, and entertainment. The Wheeler offers a number of unique performances in all genres year-round. Located right in the middle of downtown, the Wheeler Opera House is one of Aspen's most historic buildings. Want to catch a current movie? Visit Aspen's iconic Isis Theatre, which offers five state-of-the-art screens - all with stadium seating and Dolby Digital sound.
#4 THEATER - The Aspen Community Theatre and Aspen Theatre in the Park both offer compelling local drama and comedy. In the summer, enjoy Theatre in the Park. The Aspen Community Theater offers workshops and seminars for aspiring thespians. It was founded in 1975 to educate the valley in all aspect of performing theater - both from the standpoint of the audience and of the participants. Learn more about Aspen Community Theatre.
#3 ARTS - When it comes to the arts, Aspen has a plethora of cultural opportunities. Everything from ballet to historical re-enactments to plain old ideas. See our list below and broaden your horizons!
- Aspen Ballet Company and School
- Aspen Choral Society
- Aspen Historical Society
- The Aspen Institute
- The Aspen Center for Physics
- Aspen Music Festival & School
- Red Brick Council for the Arts
Frias Properties can help you with your vacation planning centered around cultural events here! Our experienced vacation specialists are always here to help you select the right property - and the right price! (This two-part series concludes next week.)