Art walk through an app: Snowmass Art Walk is a year-round activity
Although summer activities in the valley are coming to a close, the Snowmass Art Walk is an ongoing activity you can do all year round.
Scattered throughout Snowmass Village, this collection of outdoor art installations was created to complement the beauty of Snowmass. The walk can be completed at any time, during any season.
Most of the art pieces stand on a paved pathway, making them accessible year-round said Julie Hardman, Snowmass Tourism’s event manager.
The idea for the Art Walk originally came around during COVID-19, when Hardman and her colleagues were trying to think of activities that visitors could do without going against regulations. They added six new installations that were easily accessible to the public.
In addition to the new pieces, Snowmass Tourism created an online scavenger hunt, Snowmass Mountain Mission, for summer and winter. The scavenger hunt, along with the map of the Art Walk, can be accessed on the free app Eventzee. All visitors have to do is download the app and enter the event code: “Snowmass.”
Tasks on the Snowmass Mountain Mission include locating certain artworks, answering trivia questions about Snowmass and taking selfies with one of the mountains. The app gives visitors information about each art installation and its artist, along with the exact location of the piece.
Even though the Art Walk was implemented during COVID-19, Hardman said they decided to keep it around because it is an easy activity for guests to do at any time they are visiting Snowmass.
“When there are fewer things happening, (visitors) still have something to do, and it gives them a good walkabout. It’s something to do that’s fun and people of all ages can participate in,” Hardman said.
The murals and sculptures can be found around Snowmass Mall, Snowmass Base Village, the Brush Creek Trail and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. A full map of the Art Walk can be found on the Snowmass website.
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Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s new fall lecture series will run weekly from Oct. 20 through Dec. 6. The lineup consists of artists nationwide who will be spending one to three weeks at the ranch completing projects within their area of expertise and exploring new work in the studios.