About Us

A lackluster event is a waste of time and resources. Art of Air provides memorable, thoughtful and creative experiences that will leave people feeling more connected and inspired and engaged in your brand.

About Us

A lackluster event is a waste of time and resources. Art of Air provides memorable, thoughtful and creative experiences that will leave people feeling more connected and inspired and engaged in your brand.
About
Our team of event planners, designers, and top quality entertainers work together to create customized experiences that reflect your individual style and preferences. All of our performers are fully insured, highly experienced, and make every moment memorable through a mix of our incredible costuming, acrobats, dancers, artists, technology, DJs, and much more. Expect the highest level of professionalism, attention to detail, and fresh concepts
Relax, Let us do the work for you! Our team, with years of experience in event planning, works directly with clients to simplify the process of booking and managing the performers so you focus on everything else you’re doing to bring your event to life. We provide continued support throughout the entire planning process to ensure that client expectations are met on time, every time. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you create a truly unforgettable event. See "our story" to learn more about how we formed.

Our Story

"Art of Air" was formed by Ariana "Air" Gradow in 2019 in her hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Ariana has been practicing aerial and acrobatics since 2012 and she worked as an event planner for over 12 years working with clients such as Google I/O, IMB Interconnect, VMWare, and produced her own concert tour and festival.

In 2014, she decided to quit her job with Google chase her dreams and join the circus. She attended Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance School and began performing with professional circus companies after graduation. She then went on to form Denver’s largest Circus School, the Circus Collective.

 In 2020, she sold the Circus Collective to her business partner with the goal of moving home to the mountains and bringing the magic of the circus to her hometown of Aspen.

Art of Air was born. 

Art of Air works with only the top performers and artists including artists featured in Cirque du Soliel, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Meow Wolf and more. 

Ariana herself has opened the stage for Oprah and Michael Franti and has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Pepsi Center, as well as being a featured performer on the VICE TV network, MTV, in several Music Videos.

Her background in Event Planning and her depth of knowledge in the performing arts has helped her become a leader in the industry. 

Our Team

Ariana "Air" Gradow

Owner

"Art of Air" was formed by Ariana "Air" Gradow in 2019 in her hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Ariana has been practicing aerial and acrobatics since 2012 and she worked as an event planner for over 12 years working with clients such as Google I/O, IMB Interconnect, VMWare, and produced her own concert tour and festival. In 2014, she decided to quit her job with Google chase her dreams and join the circus. She attended Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance School and began performing with professional circus companies after graduation. She then went on to form Denver’s largest Circus School, the Circus Collective. In 2020, she decided to bring the magic of the circus to her hometown of Aspen, where Art of Air was born. Ariana herself has opened the stage for Oprah and Michael Franti and has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Pepsi Center, as well as being a featured performer on the VICE TV network, MTV, in several Music Videos. Her background in Event Planning and her depth of knowledge in the performing arts has helped her become a leader in the industry.

Chenae Ramirez

Aspen Branch Manager

Chenae acquired the love for movement arts from a young age. Training in gymnastics, dance and theater throughout her early years she was inspired to continue to seek ways to grow & push the boundaries. Several years later she found circus arts and began to develop a passion for sharing her creativity with the world, she then realized it was where she was meant to be! A decade later and Chenae has performed on some of the biggest stages such as RedRocks amphitheater, music festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Meow Wolf Vortex Festival. She currently lives in Aspen and loves working with local clients and helping them with all of their entertainment needs!

Check out our stellar reviews on Google

Shelby McAuliffe
Shelby McAuliffe
2024-01-17
My team hired Art of Air for our event in Miami during Miami Art Week and Air was professional, arrived on site on time and was flexible with performance times. She improvised to walk around on her performance partner's shoulders to gain interest and interact with the attendees throughout the event. Would recommend Air for any event as the breadth of her skillset spans so wide she can work with you to figure out what style of performance is best for your event.
Justin Feldman
Justin Feldman
2024-01-12
Not only is Ariana is an incredible performer herself, but she recruits of all the top talent to create an unforgettable experience. Air herself is smart, creative, and high energy! Her curated team of acrobats, fire performers are NEXT LEVEL. She brings excitement, vision, creativity and magic through the art of performance to her events. I would highly recommend using Art of Entertainment to produce and add a unique and memorable element to your events.
Victoria Ricks
Victoria Ricks
2024-01-12
They were very professional and a spectacular addition to our event.
Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith
2023-12-01
I have had the pleasure of working with Ariana and Art of Air for the last few years and across many different events. They bring amazing entertainment and vitality to all their programs. They are also able to customize to fit any event and client wishes. I am looking forward to working with them again in the future!
Brielle Bataille
Brielle Bataille
2023-12-01
I have known Ariana for many years and highly recommend her for her professionalism as both a performer and a business owner in the arts and immersive entertainment industry.
Kelly sneddon
Kelly sneddon
2023-11-27
We've worked with Art of Air to host numerous luxury events and they do not disappoint! Ariana of Art of Air has provided us with world-class entertainers- jugglers, aerialists, magicians, immersive entertainment, ballet dancers, and more! Art of Air elevates an event to truly make it so special for guests. Ariana is wonderful to work with- professional, helpful, and always goes above and beyond!

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