First, I visited the Aspen Art Museum, which recently relocated to a much larger location in the middle of town. The unique basketweave design on the building's exterior makes it a standout and the lattes at the cafe are wonderful!
Admission is free due to a generous gift by a donor.
Finally, in another gallery, I struck up a conversation with the gallery owner about a painting bearing the name of a former professor. We laughed at the stories about him.
In all but one gallery, the owner or gallerist took time to explain the art and answer any questions we had. They were friendly to a fault and their kindness was genuine. The town felt small and welcoming.
Now I am back in the studio inspired and satisfied with my art fix for the end of summer. I even have some new ideas for framing!