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A special treat, Vail's free Winter Wednesday Art Walks set to return in 2019

January 3, 2019
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Starting in January and running through April, Art In Public Places Coordinator Molly Eppard has announced she will host her very informative and well acclaimed free tours of Vail Village as seen through its art again in 2019.

This is a special treat for all who have not partaken. 

Taking place on the First and Third Wednesdays of the Month, meet Molly at the Vail Village Welcome Center  on the top level of the Vail Village parking structure at 3:30pm for the free one hour tour.

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.

Molly showcases the works of Sgraffito that can be found in Vail, an artistic technique used to enhance the facades of buildings, introduced in Germany during the 16th century and now all but lost in the modern world.

Renaissance artisans used Sgraffito as a process for embellishing decorative motifs, designs and moldings on buildings. 

Once popular in Northern Italy and Austria, Vail artists Horst Essl and Jean Richmond brought the technique over to Vail from the old country where it lives on today. 

The town of Vail’s public art collection includes over 55 works of art including 35 works created by Colorado artists. 

Not all of Vail's art will be showcased on the tour, but Molly will be available to discuss all of Vail's collection.

For questions, contact Molly at meppard@vailgov.com or 970.479.2344. 

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