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Mountain Mayhem: Raising the Roof at the Aspen Art Museum

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
AAM’s stairwell lit up for après events this winter.
Charles Benoit and Miles Morley.

 

Alex Golden on the decks with some cool merch on offer.
Guillaume and Sonya Auvray with Dona Vega Mezcal.
Bethany Williams and Nathan Harris.
Lexi Minchow and Derek Reijmer.
The last après rooftop party of the ski season on April 9 saw a grand turnout for a great time.
Deirdre Huff, Rebecca Mirsky and Christina Provenzano.
For those arriving in ski boots, the AAM would swap them out for slippers to gain access to the apres-ski parties.
An undeniably unique accoutrement for après, serving as a traveling high-top table.

The iconic Shigeru Ban – designed Aspen Art Museum raised the roof this winter with après-ski dance parties with roots and soul featuring resident DJ, Alex Golden. Though word spread all season about how special this was, I only made it to the last session on April 9 and can’t wait to get back once the series returns this summer as Sunday Sunset Events. Staged on the third floor of the internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum and adjacent to the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, these gatherings have a growing local appeal, reviving a dance party culture in a welcoming and approachable manner.

This winter, they featured snacks from the new Rooftop Café and cocktails from The Slippery Slope, sponsored by the Etkin family and Woody Creek Distillery. Concert lighting and surround sound amplified the experience.

The Rooftop Café will soon launch its Sunday Sunset events with Golden back in the DJ booth – look for details on aspenartmuseum.org.



Another fun event on the rooftop to put on your radar – Drag Queen Brunch Bingo presented by the Aspen Art Museum and AspenOut with Mariam T on Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $160 and help kick off Pride Month with a cause.

The Rooftop Café serves breakfast, lunch, and après Tuesday – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.