Wyoming Arts Council

Big West Arts Festival

The Big West Arts Festival celebrates its third year as a large cultural event on the front lawn of the Sheridan College campus in Sheridan, Wyoming. Its site is nestled in the valley with the dramatic Big Horn Mountains to the west and the spacious, wide-open plains to the east. Sheridan lies midway between the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park.

Sheridan College is sponsoring and hosting the festival on its beautiful campus. Northwest Community College District (NWCCD) is one of the seven community colleges in Wyoming that includes Sheridan College and Gillette College. Sheridan College is known for its strong academics, arts, and variety of technical programs. For more information about Sheridan College, visit http://www.sheridan.edu/.

For two days, on August 2 and 3, 2008, the Big West Arts Festival at Sheridan College takes place. The campus becomes a metropolis of culinary, visual, and performing art. The event if free and open to the public.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, with live music until 11 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music until 7 p.m.

There will be 50 visual artists’ booths; 20 hours of free live music; a wide variety of food and beverages; a welding sculpture rodeo; the unveiling of the SC Outdoor Sculpture Competition; and it is Sheridan College’s 60th anniversary kick off.

Artists, food vendors, musicians and volunteers can visit the web site at http://www.bigwestartsfestival.com/ for more information about becoming a part of the Big West Arts Festival.

FMI contact Rod Dugal or Danna Hildebrand at (307) 674-6446 or (800) 913-9139, ext. 3008.

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