Join us for the Art Base’s major fundraising event, the pARTy, to take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019! Attended by 250 people in 2018, this 23rd annual celebration features a speciality cocktail reception, fine wine and dining, live music, exclusive silent auction of over 100 10x10 artworks donated by esteemed Colorado artists, and a presentation of the annual Melva Bucksbaum Dedication to the Arts Award—this year honoring renowned architect and artist Harry Teague. Proceeds from the event support the Art Base's programming efforts to increase access to creativity for all. 


Name Unseen artists’ identities are concealed until the big reveal after the silent auction on August 17. Fall in love with the work, not the name and see if you can match the artist to the 10 x 10.

Online bidding is now live! Scroll down to view and bid on the pieces. Please stop by our gallery to view the pieces in person.

Online bidding ends at midnight on August 15th. Paper bidding then begins at our annual pARTy on August 17th. Winners will be announced at that event.




Cocktail Reception Presented by Woody Creek Distillers

10x10 Name Unseen Silent Auction sponsored by Harry Teague Architects 

Aspen Music Festival & School Jazz Trio

     Silent Auction bidding will end promptly at 7:00PM          


Fine Dining
Award Presentation, Remarks & Paddle Raise
            Guest Speakers           





$50 — New Art Supplies 

$250 — Art & Healing 

$500 — Local Artists Exhibitions 

$1,000 — Artful Outings for Basalt School Students 

$2,500 — Community Outreach for the At-Risk and Underserved 

$5,000 — Free Art Education After School & Extended Program Hours

$10,000 — Art for All Scholarship Program

We have never refused a scholarship request. However, requests have more than doubled in the last year. We have a goal to raise $100,000 in the live paddle raise.  If we meet our goal, we commit to doubling scholarships available for youth and adults. Please help us create access to creativity for all. 


Sponsorship opportunities are still available, see options here

Krista Klees & Slifer Smith & Frampton proudly present the pARTy at the Art Base 

Premier Sponsors

Reception Sponsors

Community Sponsors

An investment in the arts is an investment in community. The Arts have been proven to increase civic engagement, lower poverty rates, improve academic performance, drive tourism, and boost local economies.