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Vail Daily letter: Great art tour

As a visitor to Vail since 1975, a second home owner since 1993, and a full-time resident since 2000, I’m embarrassed to admit how little I knew about Vail’s public art collection. Along with approximately 50 Vail visitors, I went on the Wednesday Vail Village Art Walk with Molly Eppard as our guide. Molly not only has terrific knowledge of Vail’s history, but you can tell by her enthusiasm how much she enjoys sharing Vail’s amazing public art collection. The art walks continue through Aug. 27 meeting each Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the parking structure. 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 the village, and the importance of site-specific art. The town’s public art collection includes works ranging from paintings, sculptures, murals, playground components, to site-integrated art. The tour lasts approximately one hour, and it’s well worth it!

Sue Froeschle

Vail