The Red Brick Center for the Arts hosts the 2017 Red Brick Festival in Aspen for the third consecutive year. The Festival began Sunday, August 6th with 19 artists arriving from all over Colorado. The 19 Plein Air Artists are here for the week (August 6th- August 13th) to paint Aspen’s iconic sights. Their work will be on exhibit and for sale at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen beginning Thursday evening. The sale at the Limelight will run through the weekend. Please see the schedule below for times and details.

Sunday, August 6th: Festival begins, artists arrive

Monday, August 7th – Wednesday, August 9th: Plein Air Painting
Artists are out in town, up Independence Pass, at Maroon Bells, painting Aspen’s iconic

Thursday, August 10th, 5 – 7pm: First look exhibit opening and meet and greet with
the artists at the Limelight Hotel
The Red Brick Plein Air Festival in Aspen will kick off the exhibit and sale with a “first look” opening of the artwork the artists have completed during their week in Aspen. All artwork is for sale. Enjoy meeting the artists and hearing about the stories behind each piece.

Friday, August 12th – 10am-12pm: Quickdraw competition
All 19 artists will participate in a Quickdraw competition. All artists will have 2 hours to
complete their plein air piece. They will be spread among the 2-block radius surrounding the Sister Cities plaza. At the conclusion, we will gather at the tent in the Sister Cities area where their paintings will be quickly displayed on easels, judged, and offered for sale.
We will also announce the winner of this competition.

Friday, August 12th – 10am – 8pm Exhibition and Sale, Information Tent
The primary exhibition and sale will be held at the Limelight Hotel. There will also be an
informational tent at Sister Cities Circle area of the Mill Street Mall. At the informational
tent, there will be Plein Air painting demonstrations and more information regarding the
whole festival
Saturday, August 13th: Exhibition and Sale, Information Tent – 10am – 8pm

Saturday, August 13th: Farmer’s Market Info Tent & Demonstrations
The Red Brick
110 E. Hallam Street
Suite 118
Aspen, CO 81611

Sunday, August 14th: Exhibition and Sale, Information Tent

We welcome you to join us for this event, which is a fundraiser benefitting the Red Brick Center for
the Arts.