Frequently Asked Questions

What is Anderson Ranch Arts Center?

For 50 years, Anderson Ranch provides opportunities for those interested in pursuing the visual arts. We complete this mission through workshops in the summer and winter as well as through the Artists-in-Residence Program in spring and fall. In addition, the Ranch offers a large public events program, attended by more than 5,000 people each year. The Ranch is a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of Colorado and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Ranch offers artistic programming year-round.

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How large is the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus?

There are 14 buildings on our nearly 5-acre campus. The 55,000 square feet of facilities includes 8 studio buildings, a lecture hall, café, administrative office spaces, a gallery and an 18-room dormitory (30 student capacity) as well as four single-family homes and three apartments for artistic staff. Our campus is in the heart of the mountain resort community of Snowmass Village, ten miles from Aspen, Colo. Some of the Ranch’s structures are renovated log cabins and barns, which are believed to be the oldest in the area. These buildings sit alongside contemporary studio buildings that create a unique, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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Can I visit the Ranch if I am in the area?

Absolutely. We have an open campus, and you are welcome to take a map and do a self-guided tour at any time during the summer, Monday through Friday. The Ranch Café is open to the public during the summer months as well for lunch between 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

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Is there an Internship Program at the Ranch?

Yes. For many years, the Ranch has nurtured young artists and allowed them to work among practicing studio artists of renown. Most interns are at the Ranch during the summer months, and most are provided with housing and meals, as well as a well-rounded educational experience. Click here to learn more about our internships.

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Can I volunteer at the Ranch?

Absolutely. We welcome volunteers to work in all of our program and administrative areas. Click here to ask a question or sign up for future opportunities.

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Can you recommend local hotels, restaurants and activities while at the Ranch?

The Aspen/Snowmass area features a wonderful variety of lodging options, restaurants and activities for every taste and budget. The Aspen Chamber Resort Association (800-26-ASPEN or www.aspenchamber.org) and Snowmass Tourism Resort Association (800-598-2004 or www.gosnowmass.com) can help you with specific information. More about the Aspen/Snowmass area can be found here.

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How do I contact Anderson Ranch Arts Center to ask a general question?

Please contact us here or call us at 970-923-3181. Our street address is 5263 Owl Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 and our mailing address is PO Box 5598 Snowmass Village, CO 81615. If you would like to connect with us on social media, all of our links can be found at bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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