Art In Basalt
Basalt’s Art World is Thriving: Visually, Musically & Dramatically
Movie nights, farmers markets and concerts in the park all draw crowds to interact — but nothing gets the local community excited and socializing quite like art. Visit Basalt for fine galleries, art studios, the performing arts, art education and public art around town.
The Basalt Regional Library is home to many Aspen Music Festival and School performances, offering the opportunity to attend concerts featuring big-name performers as well as local favorites in an intimate, family-friendly venue. The library also has an ongoing free movie night every Wednesday night. Visit www.basaltlibrary.org for details.
THE ART BASE
99 Midland Spur • Downtown
At the core of Downtown Basalt right in Lions Park is The Art Base, a treasured gathering place for creativity, community and art. Through fostering creative expression in the arts for all ages and abilities, The Art Base’s education programs, exhibitions and events support and stimulate the vitality of the community. The Charles J. Wyly Gallery exhibits Colorado-based student, emerging and established artists. Visit the website for the schedule of art classes (adults, youth, and school program) as well as free and family community events. The Art Base values collaboration with other nonprofits and is motivated to have social impact while building cross-cultural friendships. Calendar Highlight: The Art Base 2018 Gala — pARTy at The Art Base and 10×10 Name Unseen silent auction. Saturday, Aug. 18, (the gala is held annually the third Saturday in August).
TOKLAT GALLERY | Riverside Plaza
255 Gold Rivers Ct. • Downtown
Toklat Gallery is where the Roaring Fork Valley’s pioneer spirit, dedication to preserving a family legacy and magnificent crafts are combined in a showcase often referred to by guests as “like a museum.” Dedicated since 1949 to fine three-dimensional handcrafted art, Lynne Mace, daughter of the legendary Mace family — Isabel and Stuart Mace — continues to honor not only her parents’ vision, but also that of the artists who are represented, some for many decades, in this gallery. The collection is deep and eclectic with a range of prices from a stocking stuffer to a major piece of art for your collection.
ANN KOROLOGOS GALLERY
211 Midland Ave. • Downtown
For more than 20 years, the Ann Korologos Gallery has specialized in Western art and artists influenced by the West. The Ann Korologos Gallery understands that the West is as varied as its breathtaking landscapes, and so is its art. That’s why they seek out artists working in all media and from all parts of the U.S. to showcase for its gallery guests. The gallery also hosts several artist talks throughout the year.
842 E. Valley Road • Willits
Celebrating its 20th anniversary! Well worth the special and very convenient trip is family-owned and operated Keating Gallery. A combination of passion and refinement in a relaxed atmosphere retains an air of sophistication, in that no attention to detail has been missed. The spontaneous browser and the aficionado will feel equally curated to and want to stay awhile in this gem of a gallery.
TANIA DIBBS STUDIO & GALLERY
227 Midland Ave. #17A • Downtown
Tania Dibbs is known for work in oils, encaustic (hot wax) and sculpture. More broadly, she creates many projects incorporating everyday objects into her art. She is always learning, experimenting, taking notes, and making all kinds of things from scratch. She loves experimenting with materials that often impart a new look to her various bodies of work even though many elements and ideas are upcycled.
ART OF HAIR GALLERY & SALON
160 Midland Ave. • Downtown
John Wyman, hairdresser extraordinaire, is the owner of the unique space Art of Hair, which is a combined art gallery and hair salon. Home to eclectic fun and lively art, Art of Hair is gathering place for art and ideas.
THE ARTS CAMPUS AT WILLITS (TACAW)
360 Market St. • Willits
TACAW is a nonprofit art organization whose mission is to further define the cultural identity of the Roaring Fork Valley by presenting performing, cinematic and culinary arts events. Currently, TACAW presents events at its interim home, The Temporary, in Willits. It is unlike anything else available in the Roaring Fork Valley. The space is realizing the long-term vision for Willits as a vibrant community connected by art and commerce. TACAW hosts music, comedy, lectures, independent cinema, performing arts and special events. The Temporary is Basalt's hub for vibrant evening and weekend activity. A permanent facility for the arts, The Permanent, will be built in the coming years down the street from The Temporary.
BASALT RIVER PARK & SCULPTURE
Thanks to BPAC (Basalt Public Arts Commission), Basalt is the current curator of this exhibit of Denver-based artist Wynn Earl Buzzell, Jr. The five-part sculpture, titled Mōtiō 2.0, is only featured in Basalt through June 2019, so enjoy this unique art structure while you can. At Basalt River Park, view part one of this five-sculpture exhibit. Bike, drive or walk to view the four other pieces in strategic locations throughout town.
MIDLAND PARK & SCULPTURE
Creation by Jayson Fann • Downtown
Jayson Fann interweaves architecture and spirit with seamless grace and beauty. Located just behind the Basalt Regional Library, take the bridgewalks to discover an amazing life-size, fairy-like fort placed in picturesque surroundings. Admire the “Story Fort” from the ground or take your favorite book and climb inside — this natural sculpture is a masterpiece to enjoy for all ages.