We started with the simple idea of connecting artists with the community. EagleARTS is now in its 4th year as a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Eagle, CO through the development of arts & culture. With collaboration of local government, local businesses, and the artisan community we produce programs and events that nurture and showcase the creative vitality Eagle has to offer. We are grateful for all the enthusiasm, participation, growth, and support!
President & Chair
Ms. Novak moved to the Vail Valley almost 30 years ago as a competitive snowboarder after receiving her degree in Packaging Design & Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a minor in Graphic & Industrial Design. In 2000, Tara started Custom Creations & Restorations, Inc. in 2000 working in resort homes doing specialty faux finish and furniture restoration from Denver to Vail to Aspen. Ms. Novak began producing monthly 2nd Friday Eagle ARTwalks with Kat Conner in November 2018, officially forming EagleARTS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in April 2019. Ms. Novak is one of the founding members of the Downtown Business Alliance in Eagle, and also sits on the board of the Vail Valley Art Guild. Ms. Novak was a co-recipient of the 2019 Community Impact Award by the Town of Eagle in recognition of the economic impact of ARTwalk.
Program Director & Treasurer
Ms. Filipowski fell in love with skiing and the Vail Valley at a young age and after receiving her BA in Communications from the University of Illinois, moved to Colorado where she worked at the Vail Valley Arts Council, producers of the Vail and Beaver Art Festivals and one of the founding partners of the Vilar Arts Center. After leaving the valley to pursue a successful career in marketing and technology, she moved back to the Vail Valley and immediately went to work finding opportunities to support economic development in her new community. She joined the EagleARTS Board of Directors in February 2020, is one of the founding members of the Downtown Business Alliance in Eagle, and is instrumental in producing the organization’s programming. Ms. Filipowski was a recipient of the 2021 Community Impact Award by the Town of Eagle in recognition of the economic impact of 2nd Friday ARTwalk.