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Wednesday Art Walks Return

  • 1 January 2015
The free weekly Wednesday Art Walks and tour of Vail Village with the town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Coordinator return for the winter season on Jan. 7. The tour meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon through April 8 at the newly remodeled Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the parking structure.

The hour-long walking tour of Vail Village and the public art collection starts with an introduction to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum. The tour then winds its way through the Village with discussions of the history of the Vail Valley, the founding of Vail Mountain, the master planning of the Village and the importance of site-specific art. The town’s public art collection includes 40 works ranging from painting, sculptures, murals, playground components, to site-integrated art.

The tour also visits the Eighth Annual Triumph-Logan Winterfest exhibition by ice sculptor Paul Wertin on the Gore Creek Promenade. Featuring over 100 blocks of ice weighing over 30,000 pounds, this unique and artful temporary exhibition is illuminated in the evening for all guests and residents to enjoy during the early months of winter season.

Contact Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places coordinator, for more information at meppard@vailgov.com or  call 970-479-2344. To learn about the town of Vail’s public art collection visit the interactive map on artinvail.com or visit the Vail Village or Lionshead Welcome Centers to pick up a new map of Vail’s public art collection
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