A longstanding tradition, the Roaring Fork Open (RFO) is the Aspen Art Museum’s biennial exhibition open to all artists residing between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. The first RFO was held in 1980, and since then hundreds of artists have shared their work here, connecting with patrons, museum members, and other artists in the region. The event is critical part of the AAM’s ongoing investment in sustaining a vibrant arts community.
This year, the AAM is excited to collaborate with the America: Now and Here project to engage Roaring Fork artists in a dynamic and creative dialogue about America. Conceived by the artist Eric Fischl, the project presents a multidisciplinary art experience as a catalyst for bringing people together to discuss issues relevant in the United States right now. The AAM will exhibit 100 new works by Roaring Fork Valley artists that respond to individual experiences, ideas, and points of view about our country—igniting creativity, launching thoughtful conversation, and inspiring a bold vision for our shared future.