Swoop of the Cranes: A Monte Vista Community Art Project

01/16/2020 1:38 PM | Stephanie Owens (Administrator)
Swoop of the Cranes: Monte Vista, Colorado
Many festivals include public art, community projects, local culture, and community
engagement but The Swoop of the Cranes in Monte Vista, Colorado has it all. This
year, the town has something very special planned between the months of March
and September!
Monte Vista will have 5’ tall 12-gauge steel silhouettes of Sandhill Cranes mounted
on lamp posts up and down I-160/1
st
Avenue. The Steel art pieces are painted and
decorated by local artists of the San Luis Valley and will be up at the start of the
Monte Vista Crane Festival until September.
The project is community focused with consideration of local business sponsorship
opportunities of the steel cranes and the inclusion of local artists. Monte Vista
encourages locals and visitors to participate in the enjoyment of the steel cranes
through voting for their favorite. Prizes will be given out in September based on
votes.
The cranes will be auctioned off in September unless they are purchased by the
sponsors or artists. The proceeds from the auction going towards downtown Monte
Vista beautification efforts.
Cranes are an important part of Monte Vista culture and community identity.
Sandhill Cranes make a migratory stop in Monte Vistas Wildlife Refuge each year in
March, which of course sparked the creation of the annual Monte Vista Crane
Festival. The hope for this community art project is that there will be a continued
commitment to and recognition of cranes in Monte Vista and that it will continue for
years to come.
Swoop of the Cranes: Monte Vista, Colorado
Many festivals include public art, community projects, local culture, and community
engagement but The Swoop of the Cranes in Monte Vista, Colorado has it all. This
year, the town has something very special planned between the months of March
and September!
Monte Vista will have 5’ tall 12-gauge steel silhouettes of Sandhill Cranes mounted
st
Avenue. The Steel art pieces are painted and
Monte Vista Crane Festival until September.
The project is community focused with consideration of local business sponsorship
opportunities of the steel cranes and the inclusion of local artists. Monte Vista
through voting for their favorite. Prizes will be given out in September based on
votes.
The cranes will be auctioned off in September unless they are purchased by the
sponsors or artists. The proceeds from the auction going towards downtown Monte
Vista beautification efforts.
Cranes are an important part of Monte Vista culture and community identity.
Sandhill Cranes make a migratory stop in Monte Vistas Wildlife Refuge each year in
March, which of course sparked the creation of the annual Monte Vista Crane
Festival. The hope for this community art project is that there will be a continued
commitment to and recognition of cranes in Monte Vista and that it will continue for
years to come.

Many festivals include public art, community projects, local culture, and community engagement but The Swoop of the Cranes in Monte Vista, Colorado has it all. This year, the town has something very special planned between the months of March and September!

Monte Vista will have 5’ tall 12-gauge steel silhouettes of Sandhill Cranes mounted on lamp posts up and down I-160/1st Avenue. The Steel art pieces are painted and decorated by local artists of the San Luis Valley and will be up at the start of the Monte Vista Crane Festival until September.


The project is community focused with consideration of local business sponsorship opportunities of the steel cranes and the inclusion of local artists. Monte Vista encourages locals and visitors to participate in the enjoyment of the steel cranes through voting for their favorite. Prizes will be given out in September based on votes.

The project is community focused with consideration of local business sponsorship opportunities of the steel cranes and the inclusion of local artists. Monte Vista encourages locals and visitors to participate in the enjoyment of the steel cranes through voting for their favorite. Prizes will be given out in September based on votes.

The cranes will be auctioned off in September unless they are purchased by the sponsors or artists. The proceeds from the auction going towards downtown Monte Vista beautification efforts.

Cranes are an important part of Monte Vista culture and community identity. Sandhill Cranes make a migratory stop in Monte Vistas Wildlife Refuge each year in March, which of course sparked the creation of the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival. The hope for this community art project is that there will be a continued commitment to and recognition of cranes in Monte Vista and that it will continue for years to come. 

     


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