Art at the Amphitheater in Ford Park with Alpine Arts Center
First & Third Thursday of each month @ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the amphitheater
June 1st through September 21st
Create your own work of art in the unique setting of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at these popular group classes. Now partnering with the Town of Vail, the classes are offered at a discounted rate of $20 per person. To view class descriptions and register in advance visit alpineartscenter.org or call 970.926.2732.
Booth Creek Park
Grand Opening, June 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Two boulders weighing over 80,000 pounds at the Book Creek Park feature hand carved elements and are climbing play components. Continuing with the tradition of artful play, the commissioned work by Andy Dufford of Chevo Studio in Denver is an artistic highlight of the park. Concepts for the play structures were inspired by models and drawings created by local children during a town-sponsored workshop. Other features of the park include a picnic pavilion, restroom, turf grass play area, paved walkways, 11 on-street parking spaces and two hard-surface tennis courts that will be maintained by the Vail Recreation District.
Storm Sewer Educational Art Installation
June - September
In collaboration with the Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Team, five artists were selected to create original works of art depicting wildlife of the Gore Creek. Look for these creatures replicated near storm drains raising awareness of the connection between storm water and creek health. Trout, Kingfishers, yellow warblers, and dragonflies will adorn our streets while educating the public about the importance of the health of Gore Creek.
Ben Roth Environmental Installation
June 19 – 23, West Meadow Drive east of the Vail Public Library
Ben Roth, artist of the acclaimed beetle-killed lodgepole pine installation Singing Trees
2010, returns to Vail this summer to create another temporary environmental installation. Working with felled diseased spruce trees, the installation will capture the raw beauty of nature. His creations engage the viewer with their curious sense of design and space. A native of Colorado, Roth currently resides in Jackson, WY. Look for events to take place during the installation on www.artinvail.com
Wednesdays @ 11 a.m. – June 21 through August 30
The free weekly Wednesday Art Walks and tour of Vail Village with the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Coordinator begin Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The tour meets at 11:00 a.m. each Wednesday from June 21 through August 30 at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the parking structure. The tour lasts approximately one hour.
The tour 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 over 45 works ranging from paintings, sculptures, murals, playground components, to site-integrated art.
Davey B. Gravey’s Tiny Cinema
July 15th Vail Village & July 16th Lionshead
Returning this summer, enjoy free short silent films in this tiny four-seat mobile movie house for an unforgettable cinematic experience. Each film is accompanied with live music from your projectionist, Davey Gravey. International Bridge in Vail Village on Saturday, July 15th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and at the entrance to Lionshead on Sunday, July 16th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.