Wyoming Arts Council

Why the Arts Council

Because when creative activity is happening in Wyoming, it creates a significant ripple effect of benefits. First, the economic vitality of an area is stimulated. Galleries, concerts and arts events mean more energy in a community, more tourists, more renovated buildings, more people and businesses convening. And secondly, through music, storytelling, and visual art gatherings, people share experiences and ideas. They begin to understand each other in new ways. The arts have a profound effect on Wyoming communities and our state as a whole.

“The arts open up our children’s imaginations and sharpen their ability to think creatively. They inspire people of all ages to look for new and innovative ways to solve problems. They attract and retain businesses and workers to our communities and improve our quality of life.”
— Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi