Learn More About Vail’s Art in Public Places

By In Events & Happenings, Featured, Featured Listings, Home Buyers/Sellers, . . . On April 25, 2014

Vail Art in Public Places (AIPP) is one of the many culturally oriented programs in the Vail Valley.  The intent of the program is to assemble a collection of works of art in public places which is educational, attractive to residents and visitors, and of an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation the Town enjoys as a resort.  The Vail AIPP expanded its fundraising efforts this past winter which enabled the largest Triumph Winterfest exhibition to take place and for ice sculptures to remain in place for most of the season.  Their popular Wednesday Art Walks have attracted as many as 30 participants at a time.

The Vail AIPP Art Walks take place in both winter and summer.  This winter holiday season Walks featured art work from students at Red Sandstone Elementary and from  the community with Vail Public Library’s Paper Lantern project.  These events attract visitors from around the world and here locally.

Another great AIPP accomplishment is the temporary art placement available to local artists from Eagle County at the Vail Public Library.  The program allows an artist to display a piece of their work above the library’s fireplace for a three-month period.  Over 20 works of art have been submitted for consideration.

The Vail AIPP and the Vail Public Library are in the process of planning a community exhibition for local artists that will premiere in August.

For more information on Vail Art in Public Places please visit www.ArtInVail.com.

Kathy Cole is a local Vail real estate broker with over 32 years of experience.  Please contact her with any real estate needs or questions at Cole@Vail.net.

AIPP Matsuhisa

Image courtesy of Vail Art in Public Places

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