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.
Monday evening, artist-in-residence Cheryl Donegan’s fashion line will have its premiere at the Aspen Art Museum. Models from the Roaring Fork Valley will wear Donegan’s original pieces. The fashion show starts at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Aspen Music Festival and School returns to the Benedict Music tent to play patriotic favorites for its annual Fourth of July celebration. The performance begins at 4 p.m.
Thursday, a performance of "The Christians" takes the stage at the Aspen Chapel. It’s an off-Broadway play exploring faith in America. The production starts at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, cellist and composer Ben Sollee performs in the Wheeler bar lobby as a part of the Wheeler’s Sunset Sessions series. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The opening reception for the exhibit “1 + 1 = 3” will also be held on Friday at the Launchpad in Carbondale. The show features collaborative work by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer and mixed-media artist Betsy Chaffin. The opening begins at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 3.
Saturday, New Orleans band Big Sam’s Funky Nation takes the stage at The Temporary for a show that will blend funk, rock and roll, hip hop and jazz. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Sunday, the Aspen Animal Shelter hosts its annual Dog Day Afternoon community carnival, with a bounce house, dunk tank, and food and drinks. And, of course, dogs are welcome. The carnival starts at 11 a.m.