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Nestled among the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass Village, Colo., the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus is comprised of 14 ranch buildings on five beautifully kept acres. For 50 years, the Ranch has been a destination and a welcoming community for art makers and art enthusiasts, providing time and space for artists—of all levels—to learn, create and be inspired.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities and access to world renowned faculty through our summer workshops for adults, teens and children. In addition, the Ranch hosts many public events, such as the exciting Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations, lively Lunchtime Auctionettes, Guest Faculty Lectures, the Recognition Dinner, the Annual Art Auction, gallery exhibits and more.

Year-round Programming & Events Schedule

Winter January Studio Concentrations
Spring 5-Week Artists-in-Residence Program
Summer 150+ Workshops (13 weeks, June – September)
Guest Faculty Lectures (Sunday and Tuesday, June – September)
Lunchtime Auctionettes (select Fridays, June – September)
Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations (July 7 – August 11)
22nd Annual Recognition Dinner (July 21)
38th Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (August 6)
Fall 10-Week Artists-in-Residence Program
Ongoing Visiting Artists Program
Visiting Critics Program
Destination Workshops

Location, Location, Location

Just 15 minutes from Aspen and approximately 160 miles west of Denver, the Ranch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for major holidays). A self-guided tour brochure is available at the front desk of the Dows Barn Administrative Offices, and guests are invited to explore the Ranch during normal operating hours.

Getting to Anderson Ranch

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Campus Map

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