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Town of Vail seeks artists for installation to educate public on waste diversion

November 25, 2019, 8:15 am

The Town of Vail Environmental Sustainability Department invites artists to submit proposals for consideration in the design and creation of a temporary art installation in town to educate the public about the importance of waste diversion (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as it relates to climate change and impacts on the mountain ecosystem.

Proposals must include images of previous art work (sculptures, paintings, drawings, mosaics, architectural works, etc.) as well as a vision and rendering for the proposed art installation. The artwork must be composed primarily of repurposed or recycled materials to illustrate the message of reduce, reuse/repurpose, and recycle rather than throwing materials into the trash. The art installation should depict an aspect of our local mountain ecosystem, community, or way of life in the valley. It could portray local wildlife, native plant and tree, snow/water, or other creative concepts the artist develops to depict the local mountain ecosystem, and/or impact of climate change.

The purpose of this art installation will be to highlight the connection between waste reduction and diversion in greenhouse gas emissions and inspire residents and visitors alike to do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Submission details for the recycled art installation are included on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com/notices and are due Monday, Dec. 16. The selected artist will be commissioned to create and install an original, temporary and outdoor art installation and will receive a $7,500 stipend.

For more information, contact Beth Markham, watershed environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-479-2333 or bmarkham@vailgov.com.

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