Wyoming Arts Council

Mural dedication party set for June 13 in downtown Laramie

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The Laramie Mural Project is a collaborative effort between the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie Main Street Alliance, downtown business owners and local artists. The artists participating are Talal Cockar, Meghan Meier, Dan Toro, Travis Ivey, Jeff Hubbell, Lindsay Olson, Adrienne Vetter, Colleen Friday, Evan Levi and Chelsea Lowry. With the support of private donors, grants and a Kickstarter campaign, the Laramie Mural Project has been able to add a total of ten murals to downtown Laramie in the last four years.

The newest, a fish themed mural, located on the back of Altitude’s Chophouse at 320 S. 2nd Street, is the largest collaborative piece done by nine of the Laramie Mural Artists. The piece has a color trout theme with each 11 fish reflecting something unique about Laramie’s cultural assets.

As a way of thanking our donors for their support and the artists for all of their hard work, the Laramie Main Street Alliance is hosting an event called Friday the 13th “Fishening” on Friday the 13th from 5 to 7 P.M. in the parking lot at 1st Street and Garfield. During the event guests can purchase beer and food from Altitude or Coal Creek Tap, chalk their own fish drawing on the sidewalk, meet and greet with the artists and listen to local bands.

In addition, now through Thursday evening, the Laramie Main Street Alliance is asking the public to vote on the top three name suggestions for the mural by emailing downtownlaramie@gmail.com or posting on our Facebook page under “Downtown Laramie”. The top three name suggestions as submitted by the public are: 1. Gill Street 2. I’d Rather Be Here and 3. Fish on the Go.

For more information on the Laramie Mural Project and this event contact Trey Sherwood at 307-760-3355.

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