Vail’s Art in Public Places announces summer programming |

Vail’s Art in Public Places announces summer programming

Daily staff report

From a redesigned playground to viewing silent films in a Tiny Cinema, Vail’s Art in Public Places has something for everyone.

Here’s a breakdown of summer programs put on by Art in Public Places:

Art at the Amphitheater

First and third Thursdays of each month, 4-6 p.m.

In conjunction with Alpine Arts Center and the town of Vail, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater becomes the unique setting to create your own artwork. The classes are $20 per person. To view class descriptions and to register in advance, visit http://www.alpine or call 970-926-2732.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Both Creek Park

The new park features two boulders weighing more than 80,000 pounds with hand-carved elements and climbing components. Commissioned work by a Denver artist is a highlight of the park. Other features of the park include a picnic pavilion, restroom, turf grass play area, tennis courts and more.

Storm Sewer Educational Art Installation


In collaboration with the town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability team, five artists were selected to create original works of art depicting wildlife of Gore Creek. The creatures are replicated near storm drains raising awareness of the connection between storm water and creek health. Trout, kingfishers, yellow warbles and dragonflies will adorn Vail streets.

Ben Roth Environmental Installation

June 19-23

Ben Roth, artist of the acclaimed beetle-kill lodgepole pine installation in 2010, “Singing Trees,” returns to Vail this summer to create another temporary environmental installation. The installation will capture the beauty of nature working with felled diseased spruce trees. For more information, visit

Art Walks

Wednesdays, June 21-Aug. 30, 11 a.m.

The free weekly Wednesday Art Walks and tour of Vail Village with the town of Vail’s Art in Public Places coordinator return June 21. The tour meets at the Vail Village Welcome Center and lasts approximately one hour, winding through the village to more than 45 works of art.

Davey B. Gravey’s Tiny Cinema

July 15-16

Returning this summer, the Tiny Cinema will be in Vail Village on July 15 and Lionshead Village on July 16. The free short silent films in this tiny four-seat mobile movie house make for a unique cinematic experience. Each film is accompanied by live music by Davey Gravey. Visit for location and times.

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