The Vail Art Scene 

Vail’s artistic soul is on full display through the summer with globally recognized cultural and performing arts events in theater, music, and art. Vail’s Art In Public Places program, combined with dozens of public art galleries, provides both enthusiasts and wide-eyed wanderers an enriching art experience.

Art in Public Places
Art in Public Places of Vail has assembled a collection of art in public places including over 55 works of art with 35 created by Colorado artists. The Town’s art collection ranges from paintings, sculptures, murals, and playground components to site-integrated art. A colorful map of Vail’s public art is available from the Welcome Center at Vail Village and Lionshead or may be downloaded here

Wednesday Art Walks
Tag along for a free, one-hour public art tour of Vail on the first and third Wednesday of the month January 15–April 15. Meet at 3:30pm at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the Vail Village parking structure and wind your 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. A virtual tour of the collection is available online here.


Vail Fine Arts Festival – August 20 – 22, 2021
Art on the Rockies presents Vail Fine Arts Festival in Lionshead. The festival showcases 90 fine artists from around the country. This premier destination arts festival is known for the quality of art and first-class treatment of both artists and guests. Find that perfect piece to take home!

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Art Galleries

Vail is home to dozens of unique galleries throughout the Villages of Vail and Lionshead. Whether you have a full day or just an afternoon, there’s so much to take in as you wander through and support these incredibly talented artists.