Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic

Jul 16, 2022 11AM-4PM

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All ages welcome!

An Anderson Ranch tradition for over 40 years, the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic brings people together for an afternoon of fun and excitement. A silent auction features over 100 works of art by top contemporary artists. Alongside the auction are engaging activities for all ages, delicious picnic-style foods and live music. A fundraiser at heart, all proceeds from the day directly benefit Anderson Ranch educational programs.

Event Details

Parking: Free parking is available at the Two Creeks Lot with continuous shuttles to and from Anderson Ranch. Parking at the Ranch will be available for VIP passholders only. Additional public parking is available at the Rodeo Lot with continuous Snowmass Village shuttles to and from the Ranch.

Food & Beverage: Purchase a $15 wristband for all-you-can-eat food and $5 drink tickets for beer, wine and sangria. Vendors include Slow Groovin’ BBQ, Gaijin Ramen, Francesca’s Empanadas, and Colorado Fruit Design. Free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones!

Activities: Live music by the Aspen Biker Band, magician Doc Eason, photo booth, balloon artistry, face painting, lawn games, kid’s art activities and more!

Inclement Weather: Don’t worry- we have you covered! We plan to have the picnic activities, including food and dining areas, covered by tents so please don’t let a little afternoon rain shower stop you from attending.

Schedule of Events

11AM : Silent Auction, Food Vendors & Children’s Art Activities

11:30AM: Live Music by the Aspen Biker Band

12PM: Photo Booth and Magic with Doc Eason

2PM: Silent Auction Closes

3-4PM: Check Out and Packaging

Silent Auction Preview Catalog

Take a moment to view the 140+ works of art that will be included in this year’s silent auction. On display in the paint studio from July 11-16th, these works will be available for bidding during the Annual Art Auction and Community Picnic on July 16th.

If you see something you like, don’t wait! Purchase the work today at the “Buy It Now” price (listing price + 20%) before the auction!


Community Picnic Art Auction

Jul 16, 2022 11AM-4PM

While You're On Campus


The Ranch Café

The Ranch Café is closed to the public July 8 – July 14. Please join us next week. 

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.

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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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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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