(Vail, CO) – Public Art Murals– Enjoy the transformation of public spaces by renowned Coloradan artists throughout the summer. These diverse artists will enhance selected pedestrian entrances with their distinctive styles at the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking structures. Share your images on social media #artinvail.
June – Vail Village Parking structure – West P2 entrance
Kelsey Montague, a fourth generation Coloradan, creates large-scale interactive murals around the world celebrating her inspirational messaging #whatliftsyou. In 2014 Kelsey’s art became a social media craze when Taylor Swift posed in front of one of her ever popular “wing” paintings. Just last month, Swift commissioned Montague to create a mural in Nashville announcing her single ME! generating even more media buzz for the artist. With a degree in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond University in London, Kelsey also studied art in Florence, Italy. She has also published two adult coloring books further connecting the public with her whimsical work. Art in Public Places is delighted engage the public with Montague’s first interactive mural in the mountains of her home state.
- Meet the artist Kelsey Montague at her book signing What Lifts Your Heart
Wednesday, June 26 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail (One Vail Rd)
After the reception, we invite you to join a festive walk with Kelsey to the mural location for an official ribbon cutting and photo opportunities.
Limited supply of books available.
Pedro Barrios & Jaime Molina
July – Lionshead Parking Structure – East P1 Entrance
Denver based artists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina began working as a collaborative after tackling a public art project in 2012. With the successful outcome, they decided to continue working together on painting murals. Complementing each other’s style, their work infuses compatible abstract forms with the figurative.Their murals’ vibrant color palette and story-telling qualities are recognizable throughout the Denver Metro area, including a work commissioned by the Denver Art Museum.
Pat Milbery/So-Gnar, Inc.
August – Vail Village Parking Structure – Central P1 Entrance
Former professional snowboarder, Pat Milbery is the creator of the iconic “Love this City” mural campaign throughout Denver. Pat’s vivid and outgoing personality transcends to his large scale murals. Passionate about community, Pat engages the public throughout the process of creating his murals. His work enlivens spaces and breathes life into the otherwise ordinary and mundane.
Town of Vail Summer Art Classes with Alpine Arts Center
In partnership with the Town of Vail, guests and residents may enjoy a discounted rate of $20 per person to participate in art classes for all ages! Visit www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732 to learn more about these classes which take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater this summer in Ford Park!
Summer Wednesday Art Walks
June 26 through August 28, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m., free.
Meet at the Vail Village Welcome Center
Enjoy a free one hour public art tour of Vail each Wednesday of the month starting June 26 through August 28. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the Vail Village 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 of Vail’s public art collection includes over 55 works of 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. The Town of Vail’s collection includes 35 works created by Colorado artists. For a virtual tour of the collection on an interactive map visit www.artinvail.com.