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2nd Annual Aspen Plein Air Celebration, July 5-10

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Catch artists in their natural habitat, painting on the cobblestone streets, across courtyards and in the meadows around town. It's the 2nd Annual Aspen Plein Air Festival, where artists paint in the moment! Don't miss the Quick Draw this Friday the 8th, at 4:30 p.m. on the Mill Street Mall; artists paint all they can in 90 minutes and then, the whistle blows. The week's masterpieces are available for sale at Saturday and Sunday's Plein Air Art Sale.

Free Films at the Future Art Museum, Tonight!


Tonight at 8:30, on South Spring and East Hyman, enjoy three free film screenings to celebrate the future home of Aspen Art Museum. You can even bike to the showings and catch the sound outdoors through FM transmitter.

High tech, it's true; just a hint of things to come from the new art musueum! Featuring short films by David Shrigley, Anthony Lucas and Jasper Morello...for more info, visit

Ride the Aspen Mountain Gondola

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Summertime brings new adventures, from music and theater, to activities, special events and just relaxing around the pool. Enjoy a ride on the Aspen Mountain Gondola, taking visitors up to over 11,000 feet elevation on the 15 minute ride to the top. Enjoy the amazing views, guided nature hikes and fun activities for kids. The sundeck Restaurant offers snack and lunch -- a real treat with amazing views all around! It's something special to do in Aspen in the summer: the Aspen Mountain Gondola. Enjoy the trip, and don't forget your camera!

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