Another Event – Recurring
Construction underway for June 2022 launch; first Skyspace installation in the State of Colorado
An immersive Skyspace by iconic light and space artist James Turrell will be unveiled in Green Mountain Falls in June 2022. The installation will be the first Skyspace in the state of Colorado and the first in the world to be nestled into the side of a mountain.
Cosseted on a butte overlooking Gazebo Lake and bathed by the rustling of pine trees, the James Turrell Skyspace in Green Mountain Falls will be a harmonious addition to the charming town at the foothills of Pikes Peak —an extension of the landscape, preserved in its natural setting. The experience will begin with an inspirational journey via a new trailhead that will deliver hikers directly to the sheltered Skyspace in the hills above, overlooking the center of town and Gazebo Lake.
Viewers will be enveloped in a one-of-a-kind kinetic light and color encounter—a sensory and contemplative experience unlike anywhere else in the world. The Skyspace, standing at 18-feet-tall, was commissioned by the Historic Green Mountain Falls Foundation.
“Green Box invites you to slow down, inhale the energizing mountain air and take in an out-of-this-world permanent installation by James Turrell—one that perfectly responds to humanity’s need for wonder, serenity and connection,” said Green Box Co-Founder Christian Keesee.
The construction has been a feat of engineering that requires all the materials – 1.2 million pounds of concrete and 100,000 pounds of steel – transported up the side of a mountain. Recent construction updates have included the fifth concrete pour (there are six necessary) and will include a spectacular and scenic hike, arriving first at the Town Overlook and the final destination boasting even more mesmerizing views of the town’s valley and Gazebo Lake.