Snowmass Village calls on local artists to give tunnel new look |

Snowmass Village calls on local artists to give tunnel new look

The Snowmass Arts Advisory Board is calling on local artists within the Roaring Fork Valley to submit their sketches for the opportunity to be selected for a public-art installation to improve the Town Park pedestrian tunnel, which connects the softball field to the soccer field.

The board is looking for original, unique and creative designs using acrylic paint on concrete that depict Snowmass Village. The tunnel will be filled by a pathwork-style painting, blending various artists’ creations. Designs can be inspired by anything from landscapes to skiing, hiking, local historical, ranching or your favorite events. Both literal and abstract design submissions are encouraged.

The Town Park tunnel is used in all seasons by bikers, cross country skiers, walkers, runners, children, adults, teens and all patrons attending Jazz Aspen Snowmass, along with other well-attended summer events hosted at the location.

The following are age categories and the corresponding sizes of the painting space:

10 to 15 years old: One 2-foot, 7-inch by 3-foot space

16 to 20 years old: One or two 2-foot, 7-inch by 3-foot space(s) horizontal or vertical

21 years and older: One, two, or four 2-foot, 7-inch by 3-foot space(s) horizontal or vertical

Acrylic paints in basic colors and cleaner will be provided along with paintbrushes for the 10- to 15-year-old group.

Artist applications are available on the town’s website and can be submitted to Barb Peckler by email or in person at Snowmass Village Town Hall.

Submitting artists will be notified by June 6 on the status of their application. The tunnel will be painted the week of June 20 to 27, as weather allows.

The town reserves all rights to refuse to allow any inappropriate art message or other expression on any design.

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