The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) is one of the many culturally oriented programs in the Vail Valley. The intent of the program is to assemble a collection of works of art in public places which is educational, attractive to residents and visitors, and of an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation the Town enjoys as a resort.
The program is under the direction of an eleven-member board which meets monthly to discuss AIPP projects and direction. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings which are held in the Vail Town Council Chambers on the first Monday of every month.
Specific objectives of the Arts in Public Places Program are to:
A. Establish a public art program that is unique to Vail and therefore has a primary responsibility to the community.
B. Enhance the beauty of the Vail community by placing quality visual art in highly accessible and visible public places for residents and guests to enjoy.
C. Develop a diverse, high quality public art collection. The overall program shall strive for diversity in style, scale, media and artists. Exploratory types of work as well as established art forms shall be encouraged.
D. Provide an effective process for selecting, purchasing, commissioning, placing, and maintaining public art projects that represent the best in aesthetic and technical quality.
E. Create a framework for a sustained effort to develop public art in the Vail community.
F. Develop a strong public education effort in order to stimulate discussion and understanding about the visual arts.
G. Provide a public art development process that encourages and is supportive to artists who wish to work in the public realm.
H. Encourage support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development.