Public Art

Public art is quickly becoming our passion here in Mountain Village. We love it so much, that in June 2022, the Mountain Village Town Council unanimously approved the creation of the Public Art Commission. 

The newly created Public Art Commission was formed to review art and proposals located in a plaza area, right-of-way or other public space where the art is intended to be enjoyed by the residents and visitors of Mountain Village.

The PAC shall consist of five regular members who are appointed by the Town Council. At least three members shall be qualified electors of the town, and at time of appointment, shall have been a resident of the Town for at least six months. Two seats shall be filled by a Town Council member and staff member, two members shall be an artist or arts professional and one member shall be from the public at large.

The Town is currently seeking applications from electorates for the public seats. To apply, a letter of interest and short bio may be emailed to Enable JavaScript to view protected content. by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 10. Town Council will appoint the board seats at its regular August 18 Town Council meeting.

Learn about our current public art installations in Mountain Village

The Cabins

The Cabins at Mountain Village were conceived to offer private dining cabins to visitors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet were designed to outlive the pandemic and will continue to be a fixture throughout the plazas of the Village Center.

The Town collaborated with the Mountain Village Owners Association and Telluride Arts in 2021 to adorn 11 of the 25 cabins with art from local and regional artists.

The Unknown Zone

In July 2022, local artist Brooke Einbender, also known as Mindbender Art, installed 10 reclaimed doors along the Mountain Village Boulevard Trail and into the Village Center ending at Hotel Madeline. Every door is hand-painted and embellished with intricate designs of reclaimed materials. The back of each door features an excerpt from a collection of original poems written by artist and sound healer, Clare Hedin. The project was part of Telluride Art+ Architecture Week and will be on view through September 2022.