Public art is everywhere, and this is the season for getting out and viewing it. This week I’ve been reading Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth. The book is partially set in 1876 Wyoming — the Wild West at the height of the golden age of fossil hunting. So naturally, I was curious to see what the public art scene looked like in Cheyenne, Wyoming today.
ArtsCheyenne’s monthly Artwalk through downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming
Title: Wyoming Home
Artist: Susan Love
Location: Featured in the August 2018 artwalk through downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Photo Source: Cheyenne Artwalk website
Associated Public Art Project:
Every second Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m., Arts Cheyenne hosts an artwalk through downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. The regional artists featured on the walk vary from month to month, but the venues remain fairly constant. Each art gallery, business, and restaurant who participates in the walk showcases a different local or regional artist. Most provide light food, beverages, and music to enliven the experience as well.
Want to see the public art scene in Cheyenne, Wyoming yourself?
Participating in the walk is easy. Browse the list of participating venues on the Arts Cheyenne’s website and pick a starting spot. Or hop on the Visit Cheyenne trolley. The trolley stops at each location on the tour, making the artwalk accessible for guests of all ages.
The next artwalk is scheduled for September 13, 2018.
Happy public art hunting!
- Cheyenne Artwalk (Arts Cheyenne)
- Susan Love’s website
- What’s That, Mom?: How to use public art to engage your children with the world around them… without being an artist yourself by Shala Howell (Did you know I had a book about public art? It’s full of tips for viewing public art with kids ages 3-10. This link takes you to Amazon, but it’s also available on IndieBound.)
- What’s That, Mom? (The Journal): Field Notes from your Encounters with Public Art out in the Wild by Shala Howell (A customized journal for viewing public art with kids. This link takes you to Amazon, but you can also find it on IndieBound.)