Public Art Murals
Enjoy the transformation of public spaces by renowned Coloradan artist throughout the summer. These diverse artists will enhance selected pedestrian entrances with their distinctive styles at the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking structures Share your images on social media #artinvail.
June - Vail Village Parking structure - West P2 entrance
Kelsey Montague, a fourth generation Coloradan, creates large-scale interactive murals around the world celebrating her inspirational messaging #whatliftsyou. Inviting people to interact with her murals, she directly engages the public with her work. In 2014 Kelsey’s art became a social media craze when Taylor Swift posed in front of one of her ever popular “wing” paintings. With a degree in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond University in London, Kelsey also studied art in Florence, Italy. She has also published two adult coloring books further connecting the public with her whimsical work. Art in Public Places is delighted to present Montague’s first interactive mural in the mountains of her home state.
Pedro Barrios & Jaime Molina
July – Lionshead Parking Structure – East P1 Entrance
Denver based artists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina began working as a collaborative after tackling a public art project in 2012. With the successful outcome, they decided to continue working together on painting murals. Complementing each other’s style, their work infuses compatible abstract forms with the figurative. Their murals’ vibrant color palette and story-telling qualities are recognizable throughout the Denver Metro area, including a work commissioned by the Denver Art Museum.
Pat Milbery/So-Gnar, Inc.
August – Vail Village Parking Structure – Central P1 Entrance
Former professional snowboarder, Pat Milbery is the creator of the iconic “Love this City” mural campaign throughout Denver. Pat’s vivid and outgoing personality transcends to his large scale murals. Passionate about community, Pat engages the public throughout the process of creating his murals. His work enlivens spaces and breathes life into the otherwise ordinary and mundane.