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Members in the News: Margo Thomas, Mason Torry, Taylor & Jake Jones

Updated: Apr 20

"Tricia's Weekend Picks" - Vail Daily dated 11/10/2023

Gallery Night and Benches on Broadway

Head to Eagle on Friday night for the Second Friday Gallery Night and view the new benches that will be placed on Broadway Street.

Head to downtown Eagle on Friday night to celebrate art and see the new benches that will be placed on Broadway Street. Tara Novak of ARTSPaCE workshop+gallery started this project years ago with the idea of bringing vitality to historic downtown Eagle.

“I proposed painting the benches in vibrant motifs to show the personalities and stories of our community,” Novak said. “Starting with two benches that I painted last year, as part of a pilot program, this year EagleARTS nonprofit received more community funding from the town of Eagle to paint three more benches.”

(Tara Novak/Courtesy Photo)

The Eagle Public Library enlisted the help of kids and senior citizens, asking for design ideas for the benches.

“We lined up four local professional artists, who all happen to be active and community-oriented Vail Valley Art Guild members, to each pick one of the design concept submissions to use as their inspiration. Margo Thomas, Mason Torry and husband/wife team Taylor and Jake Jones all started their designs on the benches,” Novak said.

The reveal will be this Friday evening at ARTSPaCE workshop+gallery during its Second Friday Gallery Night from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Go to the Facebook events page to learn more.

While in historic downtown Eagle, stop by the Vail Valley Art Guild Gallery in Second Street for its Second Friday Gallery Night. November’s themes are “Blue” and “Around the World.” For more information go to

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