Christin Kay

Arts and Culture Reporter

Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life.


Born in Denver, she attended Kansas State University as an undergraduate and Regis University for her masters degree in Education, Learning and Teaching. She was in the classroom for 14 years as an English teacher, working to show students that their voices mattered. A teaching opportunity at Aspen High School brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley for the first time in 2011. It was love at first sight, and she’s still in a bit of awe that she can call this place home.  


She came to Aspen Public Radio as a programming and content producer, planning community dialogues and town halls, and hosting and/or producing local shows Cross Currents, Mountain Edition and Valley Roundup. 


Christin refuels by skiing, biking, hiking and just breathing in the mountains. Her newest adventure is becoming a mom. She lives in Carbondale with her husband Jeremy, her son Weston and her dog Yalla. She loves to talk books and podcasts, so if you have a recommendation for her, let her know!   

Interesting stories, and how they are crafted, are at the heart of what Christin loves about public radio. A well-told story can inspire, open and connect like nothing else. She is honored to be a part of Aspen Public Radio and to have the opportunity to bring stories from the Roaring Fork Valley to life every day.

Ways to Connect

No Man's Land Film Festival

The women’s adventure film festival No Man's Land returns to Carbondale this weekend. The event aims to show a wide range of ways women are pushing themselves in the great outdoors.

On a frontage road in Glenwood Springs, across from the John Deere dealership and tucked beside an auto repair shop, is Glenwood Shoe Service, where owners Joel and Cindy Fisher resole shoes and repair purses, practicing the dying art of cobblery.

Aspen Art Museum

Thursday is the last day for local artists to apply for a new fellowship at the Aspen Art Museum.  

Benjamin Timpson

“About Face: Portraiture for the 21st Century” is a new photography exhibit at Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus. It invites the audience to think about how phones affect our engagement with others.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

The band MarchFourth returns to the Belly Up this weekend. The marching band-slash-funk group wants their audiences to dance along with them.

The Carbondale Clay Center’s new show “Scratch And Attach: A Year of Making” opens Friday.  This special exhibition celebrates the work of the ceramic studio’s students.

Tuesday is the final day for the public to vote for “Best in Show” in Carbondale’s 2018 "Art Around Town."

The Record Company

The JAS Labor Day Experience returns to Snowmass this weekend.  Sunday, American rock 'n roll band The Record Company takes the stage in front of a sold-out crowd.  

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Redstone Art Foundation

This Labor Day weekend, the small town of Redstone holds its 23rd annual Art Show.  The event has humble beginnings, and has always been rooted in the community.



National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale will speak at Anderson Ranch Tuesday evening.  

Vitale wants to use her filmmaking and photography to inspire people to take action on behalf of the environment.   


Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.


Friday, the Temporary in Basalt is celebrating its first birthday, and local rock and roll band Jes Grew will take the stage to mark the one-year milestone.  



Jeremy Swanson / jeremyswansonphoto.com/

There’s no shortage of opportunities to take beautiful photos in the Roaring Fork Valley.  But as arts and culture reporter Christin Kay found, some local photographers don’t settle for just capturing pretty pictures. Conservation photographers want their images to tell an honest story about the changing environment around us.

Folk duo The Indigo Girls return to the Belly Up Wednesday. They teamed up with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra on a recent album, and that collaboration is shaping their outlook for this tour.  

The 10th annual Mountainfilm kicks off Wednesday. The film festival aims to make audiences feel they’re a part of a local and a global community.  

Madeleine Albright was America’s first female secretary of state, serving under President Bill Clinton from 1997-2001. She’s now a writer and a professor at Georgetown University. She recently published the book "Fascism: A Warning."

Arts and culture reporter Christin Kay sat down with her at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt.


Aspen Words

Geeta Kothari is Aspen Words’ Writer In Residence this month.  She’ll read and discuss her work in Aspen Tuesday night.

On Monday night, the Red Brick Center for the Arts will ask Aspen City Council to become a permanent department within the city’s parks and recreation department.