Bike race to coincide with art event in Beaver Creek |

Bike race to coincide with art event in Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – During Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge, as the world’s top cyclists race to the Beaver Creek mountaintop finish line Aug. 23, 15 artists will begin their competition in the Pro Art Challenge. This event will take place in Beaver Creek Village commencing at 11:30 a.m. when Stage 4 of the bike race starts, and artists must complete the Pro Art Challenge when the first pro rider crosses the Beaver Creek finish line between approximately 3:30-3:50 p.m.

The Alpine Arts Center in Edwards is currently accepting Pro Art Challenge applications from interested artists. This live competition will run for about three and a half hours and prizes will be awarded to the top artists. A variety of mediums will be represented. The Pro Art Challenge theme is “The World is Our Stage,” which is the theme of Beaver Creek’s Stage of the USA Pro Challenge. Artists will be asked to incorporate this theme as well as a cycling theme into their work. Throughout the day, spectators can watch each artist’s progression and they also will have the opportunity to bid on works of art.

Artists should contact Lauren Merrill, owner of the Alpine Arts Center and Pro Art Challenge organizer, at to request an application or learn more.

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