The Aspen Art Museum’s application to hold its ArtCrush fundraiser in Rio Grande Park was denied for a second time last week. The permit would have allowed the museum to close the park between July 29 and Aug. 7. Last year, the event used the park from July 24 to Aug. 2.
The museum’s first application was denied by a city committee. The museum then appealed and was denied in a letter written by City Manager Steve Barwick.