Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council announces the 2020 Arts Learning Innovation Award Recipient

Courtney Widhalm from Baldwin Creek Elementary and Gannett Peak Elementary schools in Lander was selected as the 2020 Arts Learning Innovation Award recipient for a distinguished Wyoming arts educator. The Wyoming Arts Council established the Arts Learning Innovation Award in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). The award was established to promote awareness
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Arts Council Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit a nomination to the Wyoming Arts Council for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards is Mon., Oct. 5. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business, or community may be nominated for a Governor’s Arts Award (GAA). Noted accomplishments should reflect substantial contributions that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts in Wyoming. Special consideration
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WYOmericana Caravan Tour Announces September and October Tour Dates

The WYOmericana Caravan is touring the state this September and October, making six stops around Wyoming. The musicians take the stage for the first time on Fri., Sept. 11, at the WYO Theater in Sherdian. The full schedule is below. In collaboration with the Wyoming Arts Council, the 6th anniversary tour features Aaron Davis &
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Plein Air in the Parks Award Winners Announced

The third annual Plein Air in the Parks was held at Buffalo Bill State Park, Aug. 27-30, and concluded with an awards ceremony, reception, and art sale where this year’s award winners were announced.  The award recipients are: Youth category for ages 12 and below: 1st place ($50): Waylon Hansen (Spearfish, SD), “River Day” Teen
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Free Public Events at Plein Air in the Parks

The public is invited to attend several free events in conjunction with Plein Air in the Parks. Plein Air in the Parks is a collaborative weekend event presented by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council, and the Cody Country Art League. Taking place Aug. 27-30 at Buffalo Bill State Park (4192 Northfork Highway), this
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Wyoming Arts Council to host free webinar August 26

The Wyoming Arts Council, in partnership with The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, will host a free webinar on Wed. Aug. 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (MDT) titled “Art and Accessibility for All: Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events.”  Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, artists and arts
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Wyoming Arts Council board to meet via teleconference August 11

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting, Tuesday, August 11 via teleconference. Beginning at 9 a.m., the board will convene to hear reports and get updates on current Arts Council initiatives. An executive session may be called if necessary. The board invites individuals to join any part of the meeting to
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Wyoming Arts Council Awards $72,500 in COVID-19 Support to Individual Artists

In an effort to offset the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Wyoming Arts Council announced in April a $500 grant for individual artists based in Wyoming who lost income due to COVID-19.  The Wyoming Arts Council awarded 145 grants, totaling $72,500 over the past four months.  “This is the most money we
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Announcing the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Fellowships in Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Performing Arts. Visual Arts Fellowship recipients are: Diana Baumbach of Laramie, Shawn Bush of Casper, and Rachel Hawkinson of Casper. Honorable mentions were awarded to Barrie Bryant of Kirby, Carli Holcomb of Casper, and Mona
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Deadline Reminder – Wyoming Arts Council Public Art Call

The deadline is approaching for artists to submit to the Wyoming Arts Council’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium on the Laramie County Community College (LCCC) main campus in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The deadline to apply to this call is July 27, 2020. Through the State’s Art in Public Buildings program, indoor artwork
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