Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Summit to Feature Free Concerts and Artwalk

Designed as a professional development conference for artists, arts advocates, administrators, and educators, the Wyoming Arts Summit will also play host to a number of concerts and events that are free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Arts Council is partnering with Arts Cheyenne to hold a self-guided Artwalk on Thurs., Nov. 7 in downtown Cheyenne from 5-8 p.m. The evening includes live music, exhibitions, spoken word, and more at seventeen local businesses and organizations. In addition, downtown businesses Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Our Place Antiques, and Downtown Mercantile will have extended hours until 8 p.m. 

Local poet Mandie Hindes will be hosting a literary arts open mic night at the Paramount Cafe and Ballroom. Wyoming Poet Laureate Gene Gagliano, Laramie artist Paul Taylor, and 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in Poetry, Jason Stenar Clark will share some of their work. Others will be able to sign up on site to share work. 

Featuring musicians from all corners of the Cowboy State, the Wyoming Arts Council’s Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) will host free performances at WYO Music, The Wigwam Lounge at the Historic Plains Hotel, and Array. 

Below is the list of venues, showtimes, and bands who will be participating in the Artwalk:

The Wigwam Lounge at the Plains Hotel – 1600 Central Ave.

5:30 PM Jason Tyler Burton, Pinedale

6:30 PM The Two Tracks, Sheridan

WYO Music – 1708 Central Ave.

5:30 PM Michael Gould, Cody

6:30 PM Leigh Martin Duo, Jackson

Array – 106 East Lincolnway

5:30 PM Kaycee TenBoer, Lander

6:15 PM Hillery Lynn, Laramie

7:15 PM Y-O, Cheyenne

8:15 PM Culmination, Casper

Below is the list of participating visual arts organizations, artists, and exhibitions that will be participating in the Artwalk:

Art@the Hynds– 1602 Capitol Ave.

Artists: Greg Fladager, Kevin Robinette, Mike MacIntosh, Donna Schultz

Blue Door Arts – 608 Capitol Ave.

Exhibition: Women Focused: Ceramics + Mixed Media Assemblage

Georgia’s Studio at Blue Door Arts608 Capitol Ave.

Exhibition: Crazy- A Contemporary Quilt About Fashion’s Pressing Problems

Dave Rowswell’s Rawhide Studio Jewelry

Paramount Café and Ballroom – 1607 Capitol Ave.

Artist: Alisha Isaacson 

Flydragon Design Art Studio – 600 W. 17th Street

Artists: Michelle Martin, Phillippa Lack

Cheyenne Artists Guild – 1701 Morrie Ave.

Artists: Donna Person, Sandi Underwood, Mary Schumacher, Sammie Smith, Carroll Roth, Susan Augie, Brenda Treuthardt, and Bev Finger

Deselms Fine Art – 303 E. 17th St.

Artist: Gail Sundell

Clay Paper Scissors Gallery1513 Carey Ave.

Exhibition: Holiday Show 

Fill the Space Art Gallery

Kreuzer Sheet Metal Shop – 304 W. 15th St.

Artists: Shawna Pickinpaugh, Talissa Abeyta, Curt Theobald

Presidential Barbershop – 219 W. Lincolnway

Artist: Chris Amend

Chronicles Distillery – 1506 Thomes Ave.

Artist: Steve Knox

Red Bison Home – 319 W. Lincolnway

Three Crows Gallery and Gifts – 1610 Capitol Ave.

Artist: Elizabeth Rulli

Laramie County Library – 2200 Pioneer Ave.

Exhibition: Artists Who Teach

The Plains Hotel Lobby – 1600 Central Ave.

Artist: Danielle Kirby

Food and beverage will be provided at select locations thanks to Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company and free trolley rides will be available to get around downtown. 

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