ARTS: Keith Haring Fitness Court

You are at the Keith Haring Fitness Court! This was a gift to the town of Green Mountain Falls from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund – and it now stands as a community-wide invitation to move and to work out, dance, get outside, and enjoy life-- with public art as a motivator.

Keith Haring– whose artwork you see around you–  was one of the most renowned of the young artists influenced the music, energy, and street art of the generation around him in New York City– and was always passionate about making his work as accessible to the public as possible.  Haring’s work was exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, but even as his star rose, he continued to participate in public projects, including literacy campaigns and HIV/AIDs advocacy programs.

Haring's work is iconic thanks to the repetition of shapes outlined in black and often filled with bright colours. Although the shapes may appear simple, his work gives the impression that the forms or characters are moving, thanks to the lines borrowed from the world of comic books.

Speaking of movement: one of my favorite Keith Haring quotes is: “Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.”

So, with this in mind – I invite you to move today. Whether that’s a dance, a few push ups, a walk with  a friend – let’s enjoy this amazing public art space in Green Mountain falls and go further!

Green Box Audio Tour
  1. Introduction and Hello! (UPDATED JUNE 2023)
  2. ARTS: Discover Green Box Arts and Meet Scott Levy
  3. ARTS: Green Box Co-Founders - "Green Box is for everybody!"
  4. ACCORDING TO THE KIDS: "What Do You Like About Green Mountain Falls?"
  5. HISTORY: Vintage Advertisements from Green Mountain Falls
  6. HISTORY: Eyewitness Account: Green Mountain Falls in the 1940s
  7. ARTS: Green Box Venue - The Farm Stand
  8. ARTS: "Open Skies" Installation by Brenda Biondo
  9. ARTS: Green Box Co-Founders: "You Can't Get that in New York!"
  10. HISTORY: Midland Depot
  11. ACCORDING TO THE KIDS: A local warning
  12. HISTORY: The Outlook Lodge
  13. SPIRITUALITY / HISTORY: Church in the Wildwood (with Pastor Darlene)
  14. ARTS: View of James Turrell Skyspace
  15. MUSIC: Adam Crystal's Green Box Theme
  16. ARTS: Green Box Co-Founder and President Christian Keesee on Green Box Arts
  17. SPIRITUALITY: Guided Meditation with Pastor Darlene
  18. ARTS: Nikki Pike's OVUM
  19. MUSIC: Green Box Artist-in-Residence Matthew Jamal's "Prayers and Palm Oil"
  20. ARTS: The "Shed" Artist Housing and Lakeview Terrace
  21. ARTS: EARTH.SPEAKS ámanikyatumɵ’ɵvi or “Resting Hand” 2023 -- by brooke smiley
  22. SPIRITUALITY: Aspen Grove and Tribute Walk
  23. ARTS: The Managers by Molly Rideout
  24. HISTORY: Sunshine Cottage - 7110 Maple Street
  25. HISTORY: The Armentrout House -- 10725 Ute Pass Avenue
  26. HISTORY: The Chapin House - 7210 Grand View
  27. HISTORY: Green Mountain Falls Hotel Site (Corner of Ute Pass and Hotel Streets)
  28. HISTORY: Aspen Lodge (11190 Belvidere)
  29. HISTORY: Hummingbird (11475 Belvedere)
  30. HISTORY: Harmony Hut and Westward Ho (11490 and 11496 Belvidere)
  31. ARTS: Schulhof's Curve - Public Art
  32. ARTS: Faime Walking - Public Art
  33. ARTS: Green Box Co-Founder Larry Keigwin on watching performance outdoors
  34. ARTS: Keith Haring Fitness Court
  35. ARTS: Heartmouth - Public Art
  36. ARTS: Skye by Brian Wall
  37. ARTS: Four Orbits - Public Art
  38. ARTS: Communication X9 - Public Art
  39. HISTORY: Sallie Bush Community Building (And An Exciting Update!)