Wyoming Arts Council

Laramie children's theatre group presents "Big Day for Little Bee"

Laramie Children’s Musical Theater Workshop/Studio 253 is pleased to celebrate its second-year anniversary with a new, expanded production of “Big Day for Little Bee,” an original musical written and directed by Deborah Kassner. The play tells the story of a brave young honeybee who learns important lessons about life as she explores the mysteries of the beehive and
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Snowy Range Dance Festival holds public performances July 21 & 25

The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with public performances July 21 and 25. Festival students will share dances they have learned at their schools or studios during the free Student Showcase concert Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.
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Snowy Range Dance Festival holds public performances July 21 & 25

The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with public performances July 21 and 25. Festival students will share dances they have learned at their schools or studios during the free Student Showcase concert Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.
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Two indie rock/folk musicians perform July 22 at UW

Two indie rock/folk musicians will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 22, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. Natalie Tate, a songwriter and guitarist from Denver, will share the stage with fellow guitarist Anna Morsett. Tate performed
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Ward + Blake sign on as sponsor for the Western Design Conference fashion show in Jackson

This press releases comes from Anne M. Parsons, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations: Known for innovative and environmentally responsive modern architecture that takes its cues from the ruggedly beautiful and often challenging landscape of the West, Jackson Hole’s Ward + Blake Architects has been a long-time supporter of the talented artisans of the Western Design Conference Exhibit
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Introducing the Cheyenne Arts Festival

This just in from Arts Cheyenne: Introducing the Cheyenne Arts Festival! August 14-15, 2015, 15th & Thomes in Cheyenne. Cheyenne’s biggest arts festival is moving and getting a new name.  Celebrating its fourth year, the former 17th Street Arts Festival is now the Cheyenne Arts Festival and will be centered downtown at West 15th St. & Thomes
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1890 statehood celebration featured suffragists, poetry and fireworks

Wyoming celebrates the 125th anniversary of its statehood from 3-10 p.m. in downtown Cheyenne. We plan on having a rockin’ good time. But it appears that the 1890 celebrations that celebrated statehood were wild, loud and delightful. This news item from 1890 comes to us courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project: “Judge M.C. Brown in
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2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering focuses on Northern Plains

We saw this online in the July 5 issue of the Elko Daily Free Press. Thought we’d share it since so many Wyomingites are presenters each January at Elko: The Western Folklife Center has selected the artwork for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering poster. It is titled “Comes Back,” by Oglala Lakota artist Donald
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Governor Mead Names Rose Hill of Sheridan as New Poet Laureate

Governor Matt Mead held a news conference today to sign an Executive Order appointing A. Rose Hill of Sheridan as Wyoming’s new Poet Laureate. Mrs. Hill is the seventh Poet Laureate in state history. “Rose is an exceptional writer. She writes poems that remind us how beautiful poetry is and that make us want to
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Ian McFeron Band performs July 15 at UW

From a UW press release: An Americana act, the Ian McFeron Band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 15, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. McFeron, a prolific songwriter, broke into the Seattle music scene in
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