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Summervail 50th Anniversary

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Summervail 50th Anniversary celebrates the 50th anniversary and honors the legacy of the Summervail Workshop for Art and Critical Studies, which ran from 1971-1984. Summervail was the beginning of the arts and cultural movement in Vail.

The 50th Anniversary includes a 10-day pop-up gallery at the Vail Public library featuring the original Summervail posters, photography, art and memorabilia. Throughout the 10-day period, various activations are occurring throughout the Town of Vail in partnership Vail Symposium, AIPP, TOV, Vail Public Library, VVF, Bravo, BFAG, Friends of Dance, VVAD and Alpine Arts. Offerings will include free kids art classes, gallery openings, photography class, cocktail receptions, music, dance and more. 

Featured Event: 

Monday, July 26, 2021Jerry Saltz x Summervail – An evening with SAW founding members and Pulitzer-prize winning Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine and former Summervail instructor.