Free tours in Vail offer a sense of the importance of art to our community.
Every Wednesday during the summer, you have the opportunity to be a part of guided tours that are part of the Vail Art Walks. These one-hour primers on how important art is to a community focus specifically on the role it has played in the development of Vail as a haven for the artistic community.
Within a glimpse of the Vail Village itself, you have a chance to explore the public art collection that includes many different forms of expression, which have made art the essence of the culture here. Vail Art Walks show not only the standard sculptures, murals, and paintings you’d expect to see, but also how different sites have been able to adapt their spaces into new forms of art. This even includes examples within the surroundings of a playground.
Even before that takes place, you get an introduction at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum that leads into a fascinating explanation of the history behind Vail Valley. In addition, Vail Mountain's founding leads into an explanation of how the village has come to achieve a symbiotic relationship between the skiing and artistic communities.
This is a perfect way to spend a summer Wednesday in Vail since it helps you absorb exactly what this community is truly like. This helps you appreciate the efforts that have taken place over the years to make art in Vail a true happening.
There's so much to absorb that you’ll want to recharge at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. The summer months are filled with golf, horseback riding and fly-fishing options available to guests. Our comfortable accommodations and great location allow guests to simply relax while enjoying great views of the Rockies.