Town of Vail to lead art tours
VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail’s Art in Public Places presents the following activities:• A free hour-long walking tour of Vail’s public art collection meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Vail Village Visitor Information Center on the top level of the parking structure. After an introduction to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, the tour then winds its way through the village with discussions of master planning and the importance of site specific commissioned art in creating the charm of the Village. The summer tours begin June 30. • The coordinator of Vail’s Art in Public Places will lead a free walking tour of Vail’s various fine art galleries. The galleries will discuss their specialties and collections with participants. The tours will take place Friday, July 2 and Friday, Aug. 6. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Vail Village Visitor Information Center on the top level of the parking structure. • Youth art courses, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays through Aug. 20. In collaboration with Vail Nature Center and The Art Center in Gypsum, this program provides a variety of art classes for ages 4- through 16-year-olds taught outdoors at the Vail Nature Center in Ford Park. Participants enjoy classes that combine art with nature including wind mobiles, paper and candle making, watercolor painting, clay sculpting, and much more. Rain or shine. $35 per class with materials • Adult courses. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays through Aug. 16. $35 per class plus materials. Call the Vail Nature Center for details and class registration at 970-479-2291. A full description of courses may be viewed at http://www.vailrec.com or http://www.theartctr.com.