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Art walks begin in Vail on Wednesday

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The" Tenth Mountain Division Memorial" sculpture is located by the Covered Bridge in Vail Village.
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What: Vail Village Art Walks.

When: 11 a.m. Wednesdays beginning this week through Aug. 26.

Where: Meet at the Vail Village Welcome Center.

More information: Visit http://www.artinvail.com.

VAIL — The free weekly Wednesday Art Walks and tour of Vail Village with the town of Vail’s Art in Public Places begin Wednesday. The tour meets at 11 a.m. each Wednesday from this week through Aug. 26 at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the parking structure. The tour lasts approximately one hour.

After an introduction to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, 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 Vail Village and the importance of site-specific art. The town’s public art collection includes 45 works ranging from paintings, sculptures, murals, playground components, to site-integrated art.

A printed map of the town of Vail’s public art collection map is available at the Vail Village and Lionshead Welcome Centers. The map not only features 36 works of art in a walkable area of Vail Village and Lionshead, but it also includes the public art beyond town center to explore. Over 30 works of art in the town of Vail’s collection are created by Colorado artists. Launching later this summer, an improved interactive map with audio interpretation will be available on http://www.artinvail.com.

Contact Molly Eppard, the AIPP coordinator, for more information at meppard@vailgov.com and 970-479-2344. Visit http://www.artinvail.com for more information. Tours are subject to cancellation.


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