About The Emporium
Welcome to the Aspen Emporium, the whimsical wonderland nestled on Main Street in beautiful Aspen, Colorado! Prepare to be dazzled by our eclectic artisan collective, where imagination comes to life in brick-and-mortar form. We've earned the prestigious titles of Best Gift Shop, Jewelry Shop, and Art Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, and are featured in the world-famous Aspen Sojourner.
Step into our enchanted realm and discover the ultimate haven for art enthusiasts and lovers of all things handmade. We boast an unrivaled selection of extraordinary treasures - lovingly handcrafted, or given a fabulous new life through upcycling and recycling magic. From exquisite jewelry and mesmerizing pottery to captivating glasswork, stunning paintings, unique sculptures, and even mouthwatering culinary delights - we've got it all!
The Aspen Emporium is a sanctuary for local artists, a magical space where their talents shine and flourish. Our goal is to showcase, celebrate, and support these incredible creators while providing our customers with an unforgettable shopping adventure. And that's not all – we're passionate about giving back to our community. Each month we donate to a local non-profit - because spreading joy is part of our artistic DNA!
Now, let's introduce our dynamic duo behind this enchanting venture: Gina Mattson and Sharae Allen. We are two extraordinary souls, fueled by a friendship that bloomed like a wildflower, who decided to transform our artistic passions into a thriving business. Armed with our business and marketing acumen, we've woven our artistic personalities into the very fabric of the Aspen Emporium, creating a vibrant tapestry that celebrates each and every artist who graces our walls. Oh, and did we mention our mouthwatering treats? We source the freshest, most delectable farm-to-table delights from the talented farmers and chefs of the Roaring Fork Valley – because artistry doesn't stop at the canvas!
So come on in, fellow adventurer, and embark on a whimsical journey through the Aspen Emporium. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the wonders within, and join us in supporting our local artists while enjoying a shopping experience like no other. We can't wait to share our magic with you!
We'd like to Introduce Ourselves...
Gina, a native of Colorado, grew up in Denver's suburbs and later relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007. She is happily married and the proud mother of a remarkable son. With a professional background in business, consulting, and marketing, Gina thrived in the healthcare sector before yearning to embrace the mountain lifestyle of Colorado, on her own terms. Alongside her professional pursuits, Gina finds joy in various creative outlets - she sings, plays the clarinet, indulges in pottery, and enjoys crafting. Gina holds a deep appreciation for all art forms, firmly believing that artistic expression and self-expression are as vital as breathing itself.
Born a Colorado native, Sharae has traveled the world living on 3 continents and 19 different zip codes. Her passion to travel has cultivated a love for different cultures, art, and most of all, people. Through her years of schooling in business, marketing and bodywork, Sharae expresses that entrepreneurship has created a life of excitement and dreams fulfilled. Sharae believes that the true wisdom she holds is from her experiences learned from her travels, triumphs, and challenges. Along with owning the Emporium, she also owns and operates a successful organic tea business and a full-service corporate mobile health and wellness program.