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Vail Seeks Artists for Storm Drain Education Project

  • 14 February 2018
Vail Seeks Artists for Storm Drain Education Project

The Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Team invites artists to submit their qualifications and images of previous art work (painting, pastel and drawing) for consideration in the town-wide program to educate the public about storm drains and promote the health of Gore Creek. The selected artists will be commissioned to create an original and specific work depicting one of the five Colorado wildlife species that live in or near Gore Creek, such as cutthroat trout, brook trout, mink, American dipper, mottled sculpin, American beaver or other species at artists’ suggestion. The images will be digitally transferred to a slip-resistant decal which will be adhered next to selected storm drains throughout Vail.

The popular program was launched a year ago in which the works of five Colorado artists were highlighted with representations of the yellow warbler, kingfisher, dragonfly, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout.

Submission details for the 2018 program are included on the town’s website at under call for artists and are due Friday, March 2. Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend.

For more information, contact Pete Wadden, watershed education coordinator, at 970-479-2144 or



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