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 has an ongoing free movie night every Wednesday night. During Summer 2019, the library will be hosting four Movies on the Lawn – see the calendar on page 84 or the library’s website for details.
At the heart of Downtown 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. Calendar Highlight: The Art Base 2019 Gala — pARTy at The Art Base and 10×10 Name Unseen silent auction, Saturday, Aug. 17 (the gala is held annually the third Saturday in August).
Celebrating its 70th anniversary! 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.
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.
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.
The mission of the nonprofit art organization The Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW) is to further define the cultural identity of the Roaring Fork Valley by presenting performing, cinematic and culinary arts events. TACAW has moved on from its interim home The Temporary in Willits and is now creating a variety of events from pop-up performances to the production of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Summer Concert Series. Current fundraising efforts are underway for a permanent facility for the arts which will be built on land in the Willits area in the coming years.
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.