20th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival July 15-16

20th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival July 15-16

The Colorado Summer of Art Tour continues with a special celebration during the 20th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival. 100 national and local artists are bringing world-class works spanning all mediums for two days on July 15 – 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The festival is free to attend and takes place in scenic Paepcke Park, conveniently located near an RFTA stop to ensure accessibility for all.

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Aspen Art Festival will showcase an array of exquisite, original hand-made creations including life-sized sculpture; intricate glasswork; oil, pastel and watercolor paintings; world-class photography; mixed-media; woodwork; ceramics and jewelry of every style, shape and design. HAE’s careful vetting process ensures the highest quality of artistry and unique diversity of displays throughout the show.

The Downtown Aspen Art Festival is part of HAE's 2023 Colorado Summer of Art tour which includes the 7th Annual Keystone River Run Village Art Festival on July 21, 22 and 23, followed by the 2nd Annual Mountain Village/Telluride Fine Art Festival returning for three days across three locations on July 28 – 30. Then, HAE presents the show that started it all during the 35th Annual Beaver Creek Fine Art Festival on August 4, 5 and 6. The Summer of Art series concludes with the newest showcase during the Steamboat Springs Festival of the Arts on August 12 – 13.

Visitors to the 20th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival are encouraged to engage the artists and discover the inspirations and processes behind each stunning work during the spacious, outdoor art walk. All artists are on-site for the duration of the two-day festival.


WHAT:           20th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival
WHEN:           Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:         Paepcke Park, 151 E. Main Street, Aspen, CO
COST:             Free and open to the public
WEBSITE:      www.artfestival.com
CONTACT:     info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615


  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Artists creating original works all weekend
  • Original handmade artwork
  • 100 national and international artists
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Pets on leashes welcome
  • Benefits Aspen Chamber Resort Association

For additional information on the Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.