Patrick Dougherty Ford Park Exhibit

Patrick Dougherty Stickwork
Sculpture Build June 4th - 22nd


Starting June 4th, the lower bench of Ford Park will be transformed over a three week period serving as the setting for renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculpture. For over 35 years, the public has been mesmerized by his whimsical sculptural creations in botanical gardens, museum grounds, universities, and other settings around the world. He has honed his craft at bending and weaving natural materials into over 285 monumental interactive sculptures for an unforgettable experience. His vision will be executed through a team of community volunteers helping to create what will be an installation evoking Vail’s pristine surroundings and playful sensibility.

Call For Volunteers

To learn about volunteer opportunities email with Stickwork as the subject of your email. Installation volunteers will be needed June 4 – 22.

Additional Information

  • The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens will be hosting a photography exhibition showcasing the artist’s work in the Education Center in conjunction with the installation from May 1 through July 9th also located in Ford Park.
  • Enjoy PBS’s Craft in America segment featuring Patrick Dougherty in our Welcome Center’s throughout the summer.


Patrick Dougherty Work Sampling