Wyoming Arts Council

Cheyenne "Glass Art Celebration" Feb. 8-17

The 16th annual “Glass Art Celebration” runs from Feb. 8-17 at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park. The show is open to both amateur and professional glass artists.

“Glass at the Gardens” is professionally judged with ribbons and a cash award for “Best of Show.” There is an incentive for beginners to participate with cash awards to the first place winners of the flat panel and 3-D categories for those who have only completed 1 to 10 glass pieces and have never sold glass art pieces. There are also cash awards for the first place winners of the Original Design and People’s Choice competition. Many other categories will also be honored which include flat window-like creations, three-dimensional pieces, sandblasted glass and more.

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens provides a unique setting for the artistic creations in the natural light of the conservatory. According to Botanic Garden Director, Shane Smith, “A greenhouse conservatory provides the absolute perfect setting because of the natural bright light and beautiful combinations of iridescent glass colors, flowers and plants. The glass pieces come alive when they are illuminated in a greenhouse.”

The Garden is free and open to the public during the show. Special show hours will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 9-10 and 16-17). The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is a division of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation.

For more information, and entry blanks please call the Botanic Gardens at 307-637-6458 or e-mail info@botanic.org

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