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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Anderson Ranch Arts Center enriches lives with art, inspiration, and community.

About the Ranch

Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, the Ranch hosts an extensive array of workshops for aspiring, emerging, established artists, children and teens in seven disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Printmaking and Digital Fabrication. In addition, the Ranch hosts engaging community events throughout the year which feature local, national and international artists; and a year-round Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. 

Land Acknowledgment

Anderson Ranch acknowledges that our campus resides on the traditional, ancestral territory of the Ute people, who called the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond home for over 800 years. Through our mission to promote a wide range of arts, cultures, and voices, we commit to partner with and honor the indigenous ancestors and residents of this sacred land where we learn, work, and create.

Commitment and Equity Statement

For over half a century, Anderson Ranch Arts Center has opened its doors to everyone with a passion for the arts. Art requires individual thought and expression and artists can serve as powerful educators during times of great change and growth. We maintain an intentional focus on ensuring inclusion in our community to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion. We remain committed to strengthening our understanding of equity and diversity by listening to our community’s needs, researching rich and diverse artistic programming, and partnering with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and cultural organizations.

Spring Artists-in-Residence

Campus Amenities

Eat

The Ranch Café

The Ranch Café is open to the public for lunch from 11:30AM – 1:30PM, Monday-Friday. 

The Café is a social hub where students and visitors gather to discuss ideas, plan for new creative experiences, and reflect on shared teachings. Join us for a beautiful buffet lunch offering fresh salads and rotating hot items.

Hours & Menus

Explore

Patton-Malott Gallery

This gallery space on the Anderson Ranch campus is home to contemporary and rustic ranch architectural elements and provides the backdrop for rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

Gallery Hours (June – September):

Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-5:30PM and 12-6PM on Sunday

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Artworks store

Shop

ArtWorks Store

Art supplies, fine crafts, and gifts.

Store Hours (June – September):

Monday – Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM, and Sunday, 12-6PM

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James Surls outdoor sculpture

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

15 sculptures by local, national and internationally-acclaimed artists installed outdoors around the Ranch campus.

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