September 25th, 2021
Moab ArTTrails is pleased to announce 4th Annual Exhibition of outdoor sculptures along an art trail in central Moab.
On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, artists selected from a national call will install their work in the heart of Moab for a year. All works are up for consideration for the public's permanent collection.
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.
The 2022 volunteer selection committee, composed of local community members, merchants, artists and civic representatives, will announce the works for exhibit by August 15, 2021.
Since its inception in 2015, 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 totally wonderful artists, foundations, private contributors, arts lovers, civil servants, builders and friends. Enjoy the exhibition!
2019-2020 Purchase Award
Local artist Mik,Tim McCallister's work, Oracular Oracle was selected from the extended 2019-2020 exhibition for permanent acquisition in Moab's public collection. It is currently on display in front of Pasta Jay's, Center and Main in Moab. Congratulations Mik!
2021-22 Best in Show Winner
"Inclusion" by Sue Quinlan
2021-22 Honorable Mention
"The Rift by Ted Schaal
Moab ArTTrails is...
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. Forces At Play. 4 large scale stone and steel sculptures stand as elegant invitation to Place, installed and enthusiastically received by the community at one of the oldest shared pathways in the Far West, the Moab Crossing at the Colorado Riverway Bike and Pedestrian Bridge.
The mission of Moab ArTTrails is...
Moab ArTTrails conserves the cultural and economic health of the community through the exhibition and acquisition of enduring public artworks which connect beauty, people and place on shared trails through time.