This winter does not fall short of new and exciting offerings: Shop new jewelry and fashion collections, and witness new artistic shows this season!
The Arts Campus at Willits inspires the Basalt community with its various programming, performances and events.
The Arts Campus at Willits continues to put on shows and events year-round. The space, which can be something different each week, with a different audience, involves the community. The venue encourages its audience to discover new music and artists through its roundup of events. This winter, don’t miss the New York Philharmonic String Quartet and Martin Sexton shows. Going along with the theme of discovering new artists, the venue plans on being a “listening room,” hosting solo performances and singer-songwriters. The TACAW restaurant, Tabl, will also be open, launching a winter supper club on Wednesday evenings. 400 Robinson St., 970.510.5365, tacaw.org
Medium Southwestern heart on Wheat chain
Large Southwestern alphabet necklace.
After a successful summer pop-up show with Sotheby’s, Marlo Laz (marlolaz.com) is continuing to honor the Aspen and American Southwest aesthetic. Designer Jesse Marlo Lazowski’s most recent Desert Rising collection is inspired by these places. “So much of the city and its atmosphere calls back to the early American West, and I wanted to pay homage to cultural trailblazers like Georgia O’Keeffe and Millicent Rogers,” Lazowski says. The jewelry features a signature gold floral and paisley embroidery that is reminiscent of bandana motifs associated with the westward expansion in the 1800s. The design is present on pieces ranging from a heart pendant to an intricately designed gold ring with a turquoise stone. The squash blossom beads featured in some of the necklaces are also inspired by Native tribes of the Southwest.
Isa Catto Studio offers paper goods, scarves and more.
Look out for new, unique products from Isa Catto Studio (isacatto.com) this season! New cotton-blend scarves with updated, limited-edition designs are a great accessory to keep you warm as the temperatures drop. The studio is also the perfect place to prepare for the holiday season, with artistically designed gift wrap and other paper goods that are fantastic for gift giving. The designs of the wide range of products and art are all inspired by the natural world, with the goal of using materials that have the least harmful environmental outcomes. You can also support Aspen Public Radio with the custom tote bag collaboration the studio made with the organization.
Aspen Shakti’s Alive—The Show is an event for the mind and body.
In this “new kind of nightlife,” Aspen Shakti presents Alive—The Show, combining a nightclub atmosphere with yoga and dance. The yoga studio changes into a place of electrifying dance, sweat, music, cultural liberation and heart. A DJ plays binaural beats, world music, hip-hop, Latin, pop and meditation beats to create a vibe that encourages an uncensored flow of energy, opening the heart and liberating the spirit. The aesthetic and movement activate different parts of the brain and enliven the body. The class is followed by drinks and another dance party. 535 E. Hyman Ave., 970.925.1655, aspenshakti.com
Ski With Kim offers lessons as well as an all-women’s ski adventure.
Kim Reichhelm, one of Skiing Magazine’s “Most Influential Skiers of All Time,” is offering a new Coed Technique Camp in Aspen’s powder playground. This clinic is a great opportunity for those who want to learn how to ski powder in a safe and controlled environment. Ski With Kim (skiwithkim.com) will also be hosting a four-day Women’s Ski Adventure in Aspen, giving you the opportunity to ski in an encouraging and laid-back setting with other female skiers. She is offering an array of other clinics for varying levels of skiers in Japan, Greenland and Utah. You can even join her in Alaska for a heli-skiing adventure!
Fusalp fall/winter 2022 collection
This December, Fusalp is strengthening its ties to the United States by opening its first stateside boutique in Aspen. As the brand—which was born in the heart of the French Alps and has dressed generations of ski champions—celebrates its 70th anniversary, it will create a fashion-tech anniversary collection, affirming its iconic heritage and elevating its expertise. The new collection will be available to browse in the modern yet timeless 1,900-square-foot boutique, which is designed with the brand’s key motifs in mind. Stop inside the store and get ready for the slopes by shopping the brand’s full range of men’s, women’s and children’s collections, including ready-to-wear, ski and accessories. 406 E. Hopkins., fusalp.com
Tickets to the Academy Screenings will go on sale early December.
Aspen Film’s annual Academy Screenings are back this winter. The film festival is dedicated to showcasing awards season contenders that have not yet been released to the public. Film fans gather at the Wheeler Opera House and the Isis Theatre—which Aspen Film recently took ownership of, now having a place to call home—to celebrate these incredible works of art. Be the first to see the hottest films of the season! 110 E. Hallam St., Ste. 103, 970.925.6882, aspenfilm.org
Seth Fiifi Afful with his artwork “Focused”
Seth Fiifi Afful, a Ghanaian painter, is debuting his art in the United States in none other than Aspen. The Casterline|Goodman Gallery will showcase Afful’s art, which is known for its unique and uniformly arranged patterns used in the backgrounds and subjects of his paintings. The patterns are intended to represent the unity of humanity, while the green eyes of the people in his art symbolize the richness of the world when humanity is united. “While we are all of different complexions, we are all basically of the same flesh,” Afful says. “Regardless of our individual physical body appearances, culture, race, religion, sex and gender, we are all united as one by our DNA.” 611 E. Cooper Ave., 970.925.1339, casterlinegoodman.com
Photography by: TACAW PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO: COURTESY OF CASTERLINE|GOODMAN GALLERY; MARLO LAZ PHOTO BY THE COMMUNITY ART LAB; PHOTO: COURTESY OF ISA CATTO STUDIO; PHOTO: BY KIM REICHHELM; PHOTO: BY HAL WILLIAMS