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Have you been wondering what these black barrels are for?

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The answer is: the pedestals are the base for four sculptures all by local artists to be unveiled on June 4th at 5pm.  Each artist will unveil their piece with a brief description and history of the work. Live music and refreshments will be provided and the public is invited. The four artists are Dave Davis, Gary Hauschulz, Steve Kentz and Lyle Nichols. We believe these four pieces will change the character of Main Street.

The landscape and quality of life Palisade offers provides inspiration for visiting and local creatives. Downtown galleries provide the cornerstone of support for the art community which spans out from the core downtown to studios nestled along the river, in orchards and vineyards and extends into the more populated areas to the west. PĀV intends to promote and embrace “Art as a part of our everyday life.” With that thought in mind the Board of Trustees appointed the Palisade Art Vision Board to acquire works of art to be displayed downtown.

PĀV’s goals begin with the installation of these four sculptures on Main Street. Plans are to rotate this exhibit annually, inventory other area art installations, identify corridors and locations for additional pieces and access sustainable funding.

Thanks go to the Town of Palisade for the pedestals, Palisade Chamber of Commerce for promotion, FCI and Nathan Hale for installation and the artists for their commitment to the arts and many local donors for their support of this inaugural program.

To make a donation or for more information call the Town of Palisade at 970-464- 5602 or the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at 970-464-758.

 

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Juliann Adams is the Executive Director of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. Before taking on her current role she was the Director of Sales and Events at Wine Country Inn since opening in 2008. Her background is Graphic Design and Sales and Marketing. She and her husband Dan have a small vineyard in Palisade. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Juliann loves Palisade and wants everyone to experience the community's resources. "Life Tastes good here all year long"