Wyoming Arts Council

The arts and culture of Mexico highlighted at Casper’s NICFest

News from the NIC:

The Nicolaysen Art Museum will host the popular NICFest summer art festival this Friday through Sunday, June 22-24. NICFest is a vibrant multi-day festival that provides endless opportunities to celebrate the arts with professional artists creating and selling artwork, two stages of musical entertainment, fun activities for kids and families, food and art exhibitions for everyone. For 2012, NICFest introduces a new celebration of folk-life. Each year, a different cultural region, country or tradition will be explored. This year, the festival will celebrate and explore the Mexican culture through art, music, dance, and food.

The visual arts include more than 60 artists from across the region and nation selling their artwork in the main tent and on Collins Drive. Exhibitions in the museum explore a variety of themes from agriculture, fashion, Mexican folk art. Featured in Bryce Hall and in the Discovery Center, is the National Arts Program exhibition, which highlights the artwork of city employees and their immediate family. Don’t miss the Doodle 4 Google exhibition in the Discovery Center, which Wyoming children from all across the state reimagined the Google logo.

NICFest would not be complete without music and this year’s headliner main stage performers include 3 Twins Broadband on Friday evening at 7 pm, the Fireants on Saturday at 6 pm, and Jalan Crossland on Sunday at 4 pm. Also, don’t miss our full schedule of music and dance performers on the family stage from Friday to Sunday.

Come and enjoy the 7th annual NICFest celebration of arts and culture. The festival, which will be open from 5-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 23, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 24 is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Nic at 235-5247 or visit our Web site at http://www.thenic.org/.

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