Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council holds town meeting in Worland July 13

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Washakie Museum & Cultural Center

The Wyoming Arts Council is holding a Town Meeting on Monday, July 13, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, 2200 Big Horn Ave., Worland.

The meeting is open to the public. The WAC is holding these gatherings this summer in ten other communities around the state.

WAC Executive Director Michael Lange urges people to attend and “bring your comments, suggestions and dreams of the future for the arts in Wyoming.” Attendees are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch.

The state agency conducts these meetings every five years in order to develop a long-range plan for the arts in Wyoming. Statewide meetings in 2010 led to a comprehensive communications plan, which included an identity campaign, a new web site, a revamped social media presence and a full-color print magazine. The WAC also boosted the creative economy through its granting process, notably the Capacity Building Grants Program. The Folk and Traditional Arts Program planned the critically-acclaimed “Art of the Hunt” exhibit at the State Museum.

“The state’s art scene is expanding, in many ways, into avenues that were not thought of in 2010,” Lange said. “With this, the WAC needs to look different as well. We want to hear your comments to help shape what the next five years of the WAC will look like.”

For more information, contact Michael Shay at the WAC at 307-777-5234 or mike.shay@wyo.gov

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