Wyoming Arts Council

Arts Summit

The Arts Summit is a biannual event and is an opportunity for individuals to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s creative sector. There will be sessions and workshops that provide professional development opportunities for artists and advocates, administrators, and educators.

2023 Arts Summit: October 27-29 in Sheridan

The Wyoming Arts Council, along with SAGE Community Arts and WYO Performing Arts and Education Center, invite you to join us for the 2023 Arts Summit in Sheridan on October 27-29. 

This year’s keynote presentations will be Rural Recharge: Patterns and Propositions by Richard Saxton, Matthew Fluharty, and Margo Handwerker from M12 Studio and Creating an Indigenous Arts Ecology presented by Justin Huenemann from First People’s Fund.

2023 Presenter Links and Resources

2023 Recap Video

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The Arts Council is thankful for the following our partners, sponsors, and venues for this year’s Art SummitSAGE Community Arts, WYO Performing Arts and Education Center, Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming Arts Alliance, The Brinton Museum, Luminous Brewhouse, UCross Foundation, Neltje Center, Backwards Distilling Company


The Arts Council is committed to reducing barriers for participation. If you require disability accommodations, including accessible transportation between Summit sites, please contact Cashmere Balland at 307-214-7819 or cashmere.balland@wyo.gov by October 1.

Past Arts Summits

Past Arts Summits

2023 Arts Summit

LOCATION: Sheridan – October 26-29, 2023


2023 Keynote Speakers

  • Rural Recharge: Patterns and Propositions by Richard Saxton, Matthew Fluharty, and Margo Handwerker from M12 Studio
  • Creating an Indigenous Arts Ecology by Justin Huenemann from First People’s Fund

Presenter Links and Resources


2021 Connecting through the Arts

LOCATION: Virtual – November 1-5, 2021


2021 Keynote Speakers

  • Aaron Dworkin, MacArthur Fellow, Social Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Performing Artist, Philanthropist, and Professor
  • Beth Kanter, Trainer, Facilitator, and Author


2019 Equity in the Arts

LOCATION: Cheyenne, WY – November 7-9, 2019


2019 Keynote Speakers

  • Mary Anne Carter, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Pam Breaux, President and CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)
  • Roxanne Anderson, 2018 Bush Fellow and City of Minneapolis City Making Artist

Artwalk Featured Artists

  • Musicians: Michael Gould, Leigh Martin Duo, Jason Tyler Burton, The Two Tracks Duo, Kaycee TenBoer, Hillery Lynn, Y-O, & Culmination 
  • Artists: Greg Fladager, Kevin Robinette, Mike MacIntosh, Donna Schultz, Georgia Rowswell, Dave Rowswell, Michelle Martin, Phillippa Lack, Alisha Isaacson, Michelle Martin, Phillippa Lack, Donna Person, Sandi Underwood, Mary Schumacher, Sammie Smith, Carroll Roth, Susan Augie, Brenda Treuthardt,Bev Finger, Gail Sundell, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Talissa Abeyta, Curt Theobald, Chris Amend,  Steve Knox, Elizabeth Rulli, Danielle Kirby, Paul Taylor, & Gene Gagliano

2019 Sponsors

  • Warehouse Twenty One
  • Little America Hotel & Resort
  • Arts Cheyenne


2017 Arts Summit

LOCATION: Lander, WY – November 2-4, 2017


2017 Keynote Speakers

  • Kealoha, Poet Laureate of Hawai`i. As an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller
  • Savannah Barrett, Director of Programs for Art of the Rural and co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange
  • Maria Lopez De León, President, CEO and board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)