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Moab ArTTrails is a non-profit organization that celebrates the vibrant culture and resilient beauty of place through the exhibition and procurement of artworks for the public’s permanent collection.
Moab ArTTrails launched its program in 2015 with a permanent gift of art to Grand County, Utah. Forces At Play. 4 large scale stone and steel sculptures stand as elegant invitation to Place, installed and enthusiastically received by the community, gathered on the bridge span; one of the oldest shared pathways in the Far West, the Moab Crossing at the Colorado Riverway Bike and Pedestrian Bridge.
Since its inception, Moab ArTTrails has added over $90,000 of art to the public sphere with eleven sculptures acquired for the public permanent collection. The fourth year of this program is produced with the kind support of the Moab Arts Council, the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, Grand County, the City of Moab, and the grace of a whole host of private and public donors: totally wonderful artists, contributors, arts lovers, civil servants, builders and friends.
As Moab’s shared spaces experience record visitation, growth and change, the art invites a welcome contemplation and conversation among residents and visitors.
On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, the installation of works by artists selected from a national call http://moabarttrails.org/for-the-artist/http://moabarttrails.org/for-the-artist/ that is open for submissions until 8/1/21. The works will be on display in the heart of
In 2020, public sculpture in Moab played a special role for those who could access art in a way safe for public health. Covid forced adaptation from the artists from 2019, who generously extended the stay of their works throughout the pandemic, lending a contemplative grace to Moab’s ever busier public sphere. It remained one of the very few covid safe public activities, with viewers expressing appreciation for the artworks that anchor beauty downtown.