Artist: Niel Ringstad
Originally from NYC, Niel is distinguished as a 32-year Telluride local, living for his first 10-years in a ski-bum shack of 72 square-feet. Though a graphic designer at heart and an accomplished painter, Niel has graciously built six towering sculptural works (out of clean, salvaged lumber) for the Festival, which have been the cornerstones of the Festival from 2016 to 2021. We welcome him back again for this year’s event. Pictured here: Niel’s 2021 sculpture. His larger-than-life installation is scheduled to burn at 9:30pm.
Free gondola: Travel from Town to Mountain Village Center Plaza and back. Location: On Gus’s Way, between Aspen and Oak Streets.
Free Town Shuttle Bus: Galloping Goose stops at every bus stop (if people are present) and runs a loop around town— east on Pacific St. and West on Main Street, every 15 min. The Goose also stops at the gondola station.