“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Lyndon Johnson
Art is an important part of our lives. Unfortunately, it is often taken for granted. It’s important to pause and reflect on the beauty of the world around us – in nature, and in the creativity of the people who live in this world. What better place to pause and reflect and enjoy art than in the beautiful mountains of Vail, Colorado? Get your weekend planned, and attend the Vail Art Festival. Here are a few highlights of this 3-day event:
Overview of the Vail Arts Festival
The Vail Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of art. Held outdoors in the natural beauty of the mountains, you can interact with artists and see their creative process first-hand. This festival is well-loved – this year, over 15,000 are estimated to attend!
- Over 80 Artists from 22 States
- 13 Different Mediums
Walk through the festival, and see art ranging from jewelry, sculpture, metal works, mixed media, ceramics, photography, print-making, wood, fiber, glass, graphics, drawing, photography, and much more.
Schedule and Main Attractions – June 23-25th
The Vail Arts Festival will take place on the following days at Lionshead/Arrabelle at Vail Square:
- Friday and Saturday: 10am – 5pm
- Sunday: 10am – 4pm
The festival is free to attend. Simply walk around the booths and enjoy the art. You are able to see many emerging artists at this event, while also viewing some established artist’s work. If you have kids, go to the Kids Creative Kingdom, where your children can create their own masterpieces and memories.
Plan a Weekend in Vail and Attend the Festival
While you may not want to spend the entire weekend at the Vail Arts Festival, planning your trip in conjunction with other activities is a great way to spend the weekend. There are countless activities to enjoy in Vail and Beaver Creek, and summer is in full swing. Book your accommodations today!