Whitewaller Aspen 2018 is taking you to Colorado for the Aspen Art Museum‘s annual ArtCrush event, highlighting where to go to eat and drink at, see art, and relax. Below, we’re sharing a list of top places to see art, eat, drink, and relax at by Richard Edwards, founder of Baldwin Gallery and co-founder of Caribou Club.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Caribou Club is the best food in town—I may say that easily. Upstairs Matsuhisa (Nobu) is always a fun and perfect, and I like lunch at the So café at the Aspen Art Museum. It is always nice to have a drink at the newly renovated Living Room at the historical “luxe wild west” Hotel Jerome.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
During the summer season, hiking is both social and competitive, with the scenic walk to nearby Crested Butte—a popular group overnight (or private plane immediate return), and in-town Ute Trail being a short sharp favorite, and everyone’s times are freely shared. In the winter, it’s starry cross-country skiing to Pine Creek Cookhouse for a glam-rustic lodge dinner. It comes with a sleigh ride back, if you have too much celebration to ski yourself back down.
THE ROLE PREVIEWCRUSH PLAYS IN ARTCRUSH
At Baldwin Gallery, we’ve always believed in Aspen as an international art world destination, and we’re all excited and proud of what the Aspen Art Museum has helped contribute. There are so many cultivated donors and extraordinary collections represented on the board, and the growing international profile is more than deserved. We’ve really partnered with the Aspen Art Museum for the PreviewCrush event since the beginning. It is the only public event of the ArtCrush week, and we value our role in helping to bring international art to the greater Aspen community.