Arts Council

Art in Public Buildings

In 1991, the 51st Legislature of the State of Wyoming passed the Art in Public Buildings legislation. One percent of construction costs of new state-owned buildings is to be utilized for the purpose of placing artwork in the public setting, helping to beautify our public buildings and draw attention to the wealth of artist experience within our region. The artist or artwork for each project is selected by a committee specifically selected for that project.  Committee membership includes:  representatives from the community in which the building is located; representatives from the user agency, artists or other representatives from the art community, the architect for the building, and a representative from the State’s Construction and Management Office.  Staff from the Wyoming State Museum and Wyoming Arts Council coordinate and lead the committee meetings, but do not vote on the selection of artists or artwork. Contact Rita Basom or Camellia El-Antably for additional information about this program.

Recent Projects include:

  • Wyoming State Hospital – 2-D Collection – Evanston
  • Wyoming Boy’s School – Painted Steel Sculpture – Lander
  • Wyoming Honor Farm – Bronze Sculpture – Riverton
  • Wyoming State Fairgrounds – Bronze Sculptures (2) – Douglas
  • Wyoming Medium Correctional Facility – Glass Sculpture – Torrington
  • Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center – Bronze Sculptures (2) – I-90 near Beulah
  • Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center – Steel Sculpture – I-25 South of Cheyenne
  • Joint Forces Military Readiness Facility – 2-D & 3-D collection – Cheyenne
  • Game and Fish Department – Bronze Sculpture – Cheyenne (see video below)
  • Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center – Hwy 210 between Cheyenne and Laramie
  • Central Wyoming College – LifeTiles Mural – Riverton (art selected; to be installed in the fall of 2013)
  • Sheridan College – Sheridan – artist selected; to be installed in 2014)
  • Northwest College – Selection Process Not Yet Begun – Powell
  • University of Wyoming – Selection Process Not Yet Begun – Laramie

View a KGWN Channel 5 video of the June 24, 2013, installation of a new bronze sculpture by Guadalupe Barajas at Games & Fish Headquarters in Cheyenne: KGWN –Cheyenne, WY– Scottsbluff, NE News,Weather, Sports

Contact: Rita Basom