Check out the Dayton Art Loop Studio Tour

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Check out the Dayton Art Loop Studio Tour — Saturday, November 19, from 10-4 in beautiful Dayton, WY.

An annual showcase of the many artists and artisans in beautiful & quaint Dayton, Wyoming!

  • Raffle for a basket of items donated by participants (proceeds benefit our local art scholarship), as well as a door price drawn from people who visit each stop on the map.
  • New to this year’s tour will be David & Donna McDougall’s new gallery — Painted Skull Studio — located at the historical Hans Kleiber residence in Dayton.
  • Noted local artist Alice Fuller is also back in the tour.  She’ll be showing in her studio just outside Dayton.  Don’t miss this stop!
  • Gallery on Main will host a variety of local artists as well as sweet treats, lunch and beverages, and Tongue River Valley Community Center will host lunch and a bazaar, as well as Iris Sorensen’s award-winning Lakota dolls and dance sticks. Iris’ husband Kevin will show his woodwork there as well. Barb Sellar will have new items at Dog Paw Pottery.
  • The Art Loop is a perfect place to pick up unique gifts by local artists!
  • Sonja Caywood will be celebrating her brand new studio addition, at 317 2nd Ave W!  “More than 4 people will fit inside my studio now,” Sonja adds. “So bring a friend!”  

Watch for signs and pick up a map to enter in the door prize drawing.

3rd Thursday Sheridan for July is Coming! JULY 21

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Downtown Sheridan Association’s

Third Thursday Street Festival !

JULY 21 ON SHERIDAN’S MAIN STREET

from 5pm to 9pm

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GARY SMALL & ONE EARTH

at the Bank of the West stage

Doug Andrews

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Thanks you to these sponsors! Funded in part by Sheridan Travel & Tourism and the City of Sheridan.

 

Big Horn Basin Folk Festival – Catch it this August 6-7 in Thermopolis!

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“Hear Me Now” — Wyoming Storytellers Take Spotlight

By Ellen Sue Blakely

Images provided by Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation

For a full schedule of presenters during “Hear Me Now” Storytelling Circle, August 6-7, see www.wyomingfolkfestival.com. Other weekend events include the Gift of the Waters Pageant Days, Kiwanis Craft Fair and the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival, with music performances all day, demonstrators, workshops, food vendors, juried art show & sale and kid-friendly activities.

When we were kids and all the cousins gathered for the annual Fourth of July ice cream and watermelon feast, our great aunt Kate kept all of us in line by expounding on a “haint” she called “Rawhide and bloody bones.” For years, we assumed Aunt Kate had made up this scary haunt of a creature.

It turns out that Kate had borrowed and adapted “Rawhide” from an Irish tale — probably one she had heard as a child from her grandparents who had come from the Emerald Isle. Aunt Kate is long gone; but, to this day, her scary rendition still brings chills and laughter to the now-aging cousins.

That’s the power of story. If you have ever sat around a campfire and told (or listened to) ghost stories or tall tales, you know its spell. Those who study stories as an art form say telling stories is the oldest art form; and from it grew poetry — rhyming was a way of remembering a longer story.

Although there has not been an organized effort at preserving Wyoming’s stories in recent years, our people have always been inveterate storytellers. Mountain men told plenty of whoppers when they gathered at the fur-trading rendezvous. Music and storytelling were common in the Native American tipis, cowboy bunkhouses, farmhand shacks and homestead cabins. It still is. Given half a chance, today’s outfitters, hunters and fishermen will regale listeners with tales about the “ones that got away.”

This year, Wyoming is taking a step to share our long-standing storytelling tradition at “Hear Me Now,” the state’s first organized Storytelling Circle. (The concept of a “storytelling circle” harks back to those days of campfires and tipis.) The event is part of the Big Horn Basin Festival, August 6-7, 2016, in Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis. “Hear Me Now” is sponsored by Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation with a ThinkWyoming grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council. Additional support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and Wyoming Arts Council.

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“Hear Me Now” will be moderated by Spencer Bohren, nationally known musician and storyteller. Although Bohren now lives in New Orleans, Wyomingites still claim him as their own since he grew up in Casper, and his family still lives and plays music there. Bohren maintains strong ties with the state, presenting educational programs in the schools and public performances in Wyoming communities throughout the year.

Professional storytellers telling tales throughout the day are Michelle King, Basin; Catherine Ringler, Powell; Marilyn Braaten, Thermopolis, and Jennisen Lucas, Cody. The group recently formed the Big Horn Basin Storytelling Guild to promote the art of storytelling.

Echo Klaproth, Shoshoni, former Wyoming poet laureate, and Dick Hall, Thermopolis, cowboy poet, will bring poetry into the tent. Mike Hurwitz, who will be performing at the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival during the weekend, will drop by with his own brand of Western stories. Karl Milner, who specializes in mountain man skills, will add a story or two from the mountain man era. Annie Hatch, Wyoming Arts Council folk arts specialist, will give a bit of historical perspective on the art of Wyoming storytelling. Miss V, sometimes called “The Gypsy Cowbelle,” will talk about her adventures homesteading in Wyoming.

As a special feature, Spencer Bohren will perform his nationally acclaimed “Down the Dirt Road Blues,” 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Sunday, August 7, in the Storytelling Tent. Bohren uses historic music instruments as he tells how one song moved from its African roots to blues to rock and roll.

“Hear Me Now” is free and of interest to all ages. Visitors can “come sit a spell” and — if you are so inclined — you can even add your own tales — true or otherwise — during the open microphone opportunities.

After all, if you don’t tell your favorite story, who will?

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Ellen Sue Blakey of Thermopolis is a textile artist, rug braider, author, musician and occasional storyteller. You can hear and see her story about rug braiding and Depression-era women on youtube. If you attend the Storytelling Circle, look her up, say the magic words “Uncle Charlie”; she may just tell you the story of Charlie, the sheriff’s hat, a blackberry pie, and how he came to Wyoming.

 

Bent & Rusty Barn Sale South of Laramie

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Out & About around Southeast Wyoming today (July 16)?

Check out Laramie’s The Bent & Rusty Cotton Company‘s Barn Sale! “The Bent & Rusty Barn Sale is open early. 10% OFF your entire purchase. Located at 4733 West End Road. Head South out of Laramie on US HWY 287 for 1.5 miles and follow the colorful flags and Barn Sale signs. Call 307-760-4139 for questions.” They have really fun & unique items & decor!

The Bent & Rusty Cotton Company has regular barn sales like this one – stay tuned to their website & Facebook page for information on the next one!

 

Visit their Downtown Laramie store at 117 E Grand Ave!

Check out their Jennifer Casebeer’s Pop Up Art Gallery, July 21-23!

“Bring your old barn door, gate, rusty corrugated tin, rusty tractor fender and have Jennifer Casebeer paint cowboy boots, cattle, roosters and more on it. Talented acrylic paint artist that brings life to your favorite western art with the relics of the past as her canvas. Mark your calendar!!”

View their Facebook event page

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WYO AG: National Ag Day Shout Out to Sims Sheep Company, Evanston

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Lacee & Shaun Sims are good, kind people that are part of the family owned & operated Sims Sheep Company of Evanston & Lyman — Lacee is also a photographer who owns Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston. For a National Ag Day shout out (which we just barely missed on March 15!), we wanted to share a few glimpses into their everyday life ….

About the Sims Sheep Company … Within this company, you’ll find the most prolific and hardy range sheep in North America.  Among the breeds found on the ranch are Purebred Targhee and Targhee-Fin Cross Rams. Sims Sheep Company raises Feeder Lambs, Ewe Lambs, and Range Sheep.  The Ranch embodies a conservationist spirit, using sustainable farming and grazing methods.  The land hosts a variety of animal species which provides excellent Elk, Deer, Antelope, and Game Fowl hunting.  The ranch is family owned and operated and boasts a heritage of over 100 years of family ranching.

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SHERIDAN: Sagebrush Community Art Center Invitational Print Exhibition

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The Sagebrush Community Arts Center is pleased to present the “Invitational Print Exhibition,” an exhibition comprised of nine local and out of state printmaking artists curated by Brittney Denham Whisonant. The exhibit will be open from March 15th to April 12th at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, located at 201 E. 5th Street, in Sheridan, Wyoming. There will be an opening reception Thursday, March 17th, 5-7 PM.

The exhibit is comprised of 30 works by Meagan Moore, Saegan Moran, Marty Azevedo, Keith Garubba, Alison Denyar, Jason Clark, Nancy Steele Makasci, Joel Oslind, and Steve Heil that display an array of processes and subject matter demonstrating the versatility in which printmaking as a medium can be utilized. From traditional techniques like intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen to digital printing, watercolor, and collage, the show as a whole serves as an overarching survey of printmaking.

For further information please contact the gallery at 307-674-1970.

WY FOODIE: Laramie’s Chalk ‘n Cheese Begins Platter & Wine Flight Nights & Much More!

 

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LARAMIE’S CHALK ‘N CHEESE BEGINS EXCITING NEW EVENTS IN MARCH!

We are so excited for Laramie’s Chalk ‘n Cheese, located in Historic Downtown Laramie at 209-211 S. 2nd St. (Yes, you read that right – walk through the lovely brick archway between the two buildings for lots of gourmet yumminess + antiques!) Cyndi & Misty, the two energetic & fun-loving owners of Chalk ‘n Cheese, were the recipients of the latest retail liquor license awarded in Laramie, and they are putting it to fabulous use! Starting in March 2016, enjoy Meat & Cheese Platter Nights, PLUS W ine Flights, where these two lovely foodies will assemble a scrumptious tasting for you! These nights will fall often on Thursdays & Fridays, but also stay tuned for their special events such as full, multi-course dinners and CHARMED events (which I can’t spoil the surprise on those, they must be experienced to understand!). Be sure to RSVP – see contact info below!

Be sure to spin by and check out their array of fine wines & liquors for sale, including many Wyoming-made brands. They have creative ideas for cocktail pairings, and can help you find the right combinations you’re looking for! Be sure to come back after you’ve sampled your purchases and write your favorites on their wall … and check out their beautiful display features, refurbished out of previously loved antique pieces!

Visit Chalk ‘n Cheese online , or give them a call with questions or to RSVP for an event/platter night at 307.742.1800.  And if you haven’t liked them on Facebook already, please do so so you can stay up-to-the-minute with events & specials!

 

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WYOMING ARTS: A Noble History Comes Home to Lander

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A Noble History Comes Home:  Chief Washakie paintings that hung in the Noble Hotel return to Lander for the first time in 50 years.

Twenty three epic paintings about the life of Chief Washakie by famed western artist J.K. Ralston will be on display at the Lander Pioneer Museum. The paintings used to hang in the Noble Hotel, but haven’t been seen in Lander since the hotel closed nearly fifty years ago.

The paintings and extensive history about Washakie and the Shoshone people will be on display in the main gallery of the museum for the coming year. There is also a display about the Noble Hotel featuring original furniture and a video on Washakie. The museum’s winter hours are currently Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The paintings were commissioned by Harold Del Monte, owner of the Noble Hotel in 1945. Del Monte, an avid historian, wanted guests to experience western history while they stayed at his hotel. He amassed a large collection of Indian artifacts, had western style furniture made to create the feeling of a mountain lodge, and used western themes throughout the hotel.

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He hired Montana artist J. K. Ralston to create a series of paintings about the life of Chief Washakie, who Del Monte recognized as one of the most important Wyomingites. Ralston, then at the beginning of his career, spent time in Lander researching the landscape and clothing of the Shoshone. He then painted twenty three large scale oil paintings. The paintings cover important parts of Washakie’s life from his becoming chief, to the battle of Crowheart Butte, the coming of white settlers, the creation of the reservation and his death as a revered leader. Ralston went on to become one of the major western artists and his work is highly sought after by collectors.

When the hotel closed in 1969 the paintings went into storage. They were on display for two years at the state capitol in Cheyenne. The capitol building is closed for renovation and the Governor declined to buy the paintings to permanently display. The Alice C. Del Monte Trust, which owns the paintings, approached the Pioneer Museum about displaying them in Lander again. “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to host the paintings,” said museum Visitor Services Coordinator Randy Wise. “This is a major western art collection that has so many ties to this area: The Chief Washakie story, the connection to Lander and the Noble Hotel. It is especially nice to be able to have this exhibit during our 100th anniversary. It is an honor to be able to share these with the people of Fremont County again.”

An unveiling of the exhibit was held October 17. About 100 people attended the catered affair.  When the curtain dropped and the paintings were revealed against the deep red background an audible gasp was heard. Many people in attendance could remember the paintings when they were in the hotel. More than a few had worked at the hotel when they were younger.

 

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“What a wonderful thing to have back in Lander,” said Lander resident Gene Thompson. “This collection should be seen here where it was created and where Chief Washakie lived.”

“We are grateful for all the hard work that has gone into getting this exhibit to happen,” said Fremont County Museum Central Director Scott Goetz. “We’d especially like to thank May and Dave Raynolds for their generous sponsorship of the exhibit. Without their support the display would not be nearly as complete.”

The paintings will be on display anytime the museum is open. The museum held a free open house for the public to celebrate the paintings November 7, featuring guest speakers about Washakie, Ralston and the Noble Hotel, and special tours of the gallery.

The “Noble History Comes Home” exhibit is one of many new and exciting things happening at the museum. Museum officials share that new displays, programs and events will be coming up in 2016.

For more information, visit the museum website at www.fremontcountymusuems.com, on Facebook at Pioneer Museum Lander Wyoming or call 307-332-3373.

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One of the Ralston paintings: Chief Washakie as a young man.

One of the Ralston oil paintings that hung in the Noble Hotel: A Shoshone Scout guides the army.

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Visitors admire the paintings on exhibit at the Pioneer Museum.

 

Washakie Museum of Worland – Annie Get Your Gun & Mammoth Quick Draw Coming Up!

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2015 Mammoth Quick Draw & Annie Get Your Gun October 24-25 — in Worland

by Jenn Simmons, Washakie Museum

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The life-size bronze Columbian Mammoth stands guard outside the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, enticing passers-by with its magnitude. Casper sculptor Chris Navarro created the mammoth that makes such a powerful first impression for travelers, but what is inside the museum keeps visitors there for hours.

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The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center in Worland, Wyoming, serves the Big Horn Basin as a history museum and an art and cultural center, as well as the local Visitor Center. The present 25,000 square foot facility opened in 2010 and houses two permanent exhibits: the Ancient Basin and the Last West, as well as a constantly changing temporary gallery. Dinosaurs, mammoths, rifles and a sheep wagon are only a fraction of the exhibits, many of which are interactive. The museum also holds lectures, book signings, community theater, formal dinners, live musical performances, children’s programs and art shows. Washakie Museum is a registered non-profit entity, operating on donations, membership fees, patron support, grants and fundraising efforts.

 

One of the most important fundraising events occurs in November:  the annual Mammoth Quick Draw. Hosted in partnership with the Worland Rotary Club, the Quick Draw is now in its fourth year. Both groups utilize the funds to improve facilities and opportunities in Wyoming and beyond. The Worland Rotary Club is heavily involved in funding both local and international projects including a cabin at the H Diamond 4H Camp, fitness equipment to improve Riverside Park, playground equipment for the Children’s Resource Center, and partnering with the Evanston Rotary to fund a latrine project in Guatemala. The Rotary Club in Worland also hosts and greatly assists in funding International Exchange Students. The Washakie Museum benefits from the work the artists create in the Quick Draw, and in return supports Wyoming artists through holding shows, sales and art education workshops. Mark McKenna, Robert Martinez, Ray Bower Jr., Linda Sopko, Gayle Barnett, Belinda Daugherty, Sam Angelo, Jim Davis, and Linda Jolley are some of the Quick Draw artists who return to the museum to exhibit their work and lead artist workshops for the community. The Quick Draw is an important fundraiser for both groups, but above all, it is an entertaining evening with music, food, and incredible art.

 

The 2015 Mammoth Quick Draw will be held November 20 from 5:30-10:00 PM at the Washakie Museum with tickets for $40. Executive Director Cheryl Reichelt says, “I hate to call it a party, but really, it is a fun event for everyone.” The evening begins at 5:30 PM with a gourmet meal by Chef Katy Hayes and live music by the Wyoming Fiddlers’ Association. Guests can eat and are encouraged to mingle with the artists who are set up throughout the building. Sam Angelo, a skilled wood turner out of Worland, humorously claims, “The Quick Draw turns an otherwise solitary and introspective behavior into a vaudeville act.” Angelo certainly plays to that aspect of the evening, setting up a camera and screen for his fans to better see the detail work he does. The audience of over 400 enjoys interacting with the artists—whether or not the artists are ready. Attendees also have the chance to examine and purchase additional works on display by each artist, and the “wall art” becomes part of the excitement.

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The Artists’ Quick Draw begins at 6:30 PM and lasts exactly one hour.  Artists have the option of either a Quick Draw or a Quick Finish. In a traditional Quick Draw, the artist creates and finishes an entire piece during the hour, while in a Quick Finish the artist finishes a piece previously started.  Watching the professional at work is an unusual opportunity for art lovers, and intoxicating part of the evening. Christine Dubbs, painter from Bozeman, Montana remarks, “It is a unique experience that allows artists to share part of the creative process with the public. I would like to think it offers an interesting perspective that the typical art viewer never gets to explore.” Guests are encouraged to observe that process, and many fan favorites are developed during this time.

 

At precisely 7:30 PM, the completed works go up for display in preparation for the final event of the evening–the live auction. The auction is conducted by Ed Keller, a local auctioneer who continues to donate his time every year for the event. Emcees for the evening are Mike Greear, Rotary member and state representative for Wyoming House District 27, and Martha Lawley, current Vice-President of the Washakie Museum’s Board of Directors, and are sure to entertain throughout the auction with their amusing banter with the crowd and artists. Any unsold art work remains on display through the end of the year, giving those who missed the event a chance to see and purchase the work by these skilled professionals.

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The Mammoth Quick Draw event is growing to the benefit of the Rotary projects, the museum, and participating artists. The first auction sales were $18,000 with last year’s sales totaling $36,000. In addition, with the museum’s proceeds, nine artists have benefited by special exhibitions at the museum, gaining exposure and recognition for their talent. Gordon Neumann, Worland Rotary Member, states, “We get some of the best art and combine it with a very fun evening.”

 

The art is the real reason for the evening, and the art from the Mammoth Quick Draw is some of the finest in Northern Wyoming. Thirty artists are expected this year. The artists come from Wyoming, Montana and Northern Colorado. Most of the artists are returning favorites, often requested by patrons. Currently, Worland artists attending are Sam Angelo (woodturning), Tracy Myers (pyrography), Pam Greek (Raku), Jessica Salzman (beadwork), Cheri Shelp (textile weaving), Victoria Frisbee (printmaking), Brenda Suko (drawing), Kent Richins (oil painting), Darlene Hill (oil painting), and Victoria Bales (oil painting). Other returning artists include Steve Lillegard (Stanford, MT), Gail Patrick (mixed media, Manderson), Dustin Stephenson (pottery, Ten Sleep), Karyne Dunbar (mixed media, Shell), Belinda Daugherty (watercolor, Ten Sleep), Suzi Richards (acrylic, Basin), Gayle Barnett (watercolor, Meeteetse), Christine Dubbs (watercolor, Bozeman, MT), Robert Martinez (airbrush, Riverton), Linda Jolley (acrylic on slate, Greybull), Glenda Ramsey (watercolor, Thermopolis), and Mark McKenna (oil painting, Powell). Artists making their debut in the Quick Draw this year are Jim Hagstrom of Cody (painting), Tawni Shuler (mixed media) and CR Sadler (painting) both of Sheridan, and David Henderson of Basin (painting), Angela Siems of Thermopolis (painting and pastels), and Diana Dellos of Fort Collins (painting).

 

While the Mammoth Quick Draw is an important fundraising evening at the museum, it is only one of many historical and cultural events that take place this fall. Bill Sniffin arrived to sign books and lecture on Tuesday, September 15. Gayle Barnett, Meeteetse watercolor artist, opened her show the evening of October 2 with a Friday Night Wine Down and an artist workshop on October 3. Barnett’s show runs through October 31. “Seasons of Needlework,” a collaborative exhibit by Cross-Stitchers Anonymous and the Cottonwood Quilters, arrives for an opening on October 15, and the exhibit remains up through November 14. David Romvedt, a former Wyoming Poet Laureate, current instructor in the MFA writing program at UW, and accordion of music group The Fireants, celebrates his new novel on October 17 with a reading and performance of traditional Basque music.  Annie Get Your Gun is a community theater performance directed by museum performing arts staff on October 23-24 and will be performed at the Worland Middle School auditorium.

 

The 2015 Mammoth Quick Draw is November 20 and starts at 5:30 with tickets for $40. Tickets can be purchased on the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center website or Facebook page, at the museum, or through a local Rotary member. General Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 7-12, free to children 6 and under, and a family rate of $25. Washakie Museum is an AAA Listed Attraction with a discount on general admission for AAA members. Winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. The museum is located at 2200 Big Horn Avenue in Worland. Find out more about the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, including upcoming events, at www.washakiemuseum.org or on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/washakiemuseum.

 

SOLD!!! Wyoming Real Estate: 111 Grand Ave Laramie, WY; Mountain Valley Properties

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113 E. Grand Ave. Laramie WY 82070

307.742.3000   www.mvprealestate.com   info@mvprealestate.com

 

THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD

Everything old is new again in this exceptional dual use historic downtown Laramie building. Exceptional location, exceptional renovation, and now an exceptional price! The top level offers top shelf living quarters with 12 foot ceilings, gourmet kitchen, fantastic bed/bath combo, and more than just a touch of whimsy. The main level is currently operated as a restaurant/wine bar (OK, it’s a Speakeasy), with a converted commercial kitchen area, but can just as easily be used as retail or office space. And, even the basement is finished, and features a sauna, steam room, office, shop, and more. The list of improvements are astounding and lengthy — please contact our office for more details, or better yet, a tour of this incredible downtown find! Business and Pleasure collide at an incredible price of $460, 000… All measurements and information contained herein is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. Please verify if material to purchasing decision. Sellers are considering this sale to be part of a 1031 tax exchange, and all offers must contain language reflecting such. This listing also appears as a commercial listing on the Laramie MLS.

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Downtown Rock Springs – Blues & Brews and Art Work!

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 Rock Springs, WY –  The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency is pleased to announce the Art Underground Gallery, an exciting new project designed to bring life, color and art to the pedestrian underpass in Downtown Rock Springs.  The gallery is also meant encourage the community to get involved in adding color and creativity to our public spaces. Residents of all ages are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed in the underpass, semi-permanently.

A limited number of primed canvases (2’ by 4’ plywood) are available for the community to pick up, free of charge.  They can be picked up from the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office at 603 S Main Street in Downtown Rock Springs.   Completed canvases should be returned to the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office by September 1, 2015.  Because there are a limited number of canvases, they are available on a first come, first served basis.  Once all canvases have been given out, we can no longer accept entries.

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Guidelines for murals:

  • All artwork must be the artist’s individual work in design and execution.
  • Work must be able to withstand outdoor display; two coats of marine grade primer are highly recommended.
  • Work must be suitable for all ages.
  • Committee has the right to determine the suitability of work.
  • All mediums and themes are welcome.
  • Canvases will be displayed in the pedestrian underpass which can be somewhat dark so artists are encouraged to created pieces that are bright and colorful.

The installation will be unveiled at a ribbon cutting and public reception on September 16. Submissions will be photographed and posted on the Downtown Rock Springs Facebook page.  For entry forms and more details, visit DowntownRS.com, or call 307-352-1434. Special thanks to Superior Lumber & Bloedorn Lumber for the supplies.

 

Blues & Brews – Another Success August 08, 2015!

Downtown Rock Springs has a few Blues & Brews glasses left for purchase at the office! Two glasses for $10 via their office at 603 S. Main!

 

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WYOMING MADE: Lazy KT Designs, Gillette

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We were excited to profile Lazy KT Designs and owner Kaitlyn’s friend The Rusty Bucket (also of Gillette) in our Sprinter 2015 issue of WLM. These two ladies excel in producing fun & unique products right here in Wyoming! Lazy KT Designs just released a really cool series of antique ceiling tile artwork, and we asked for a chance to share it with our readers … See below for Lazy KT Designs’ contact info, and be sure to visit the Wyoming

First Program’s cabin at the Wyoming State Fair through August 15 for a chance to check out LOTS of Wyoming-made products! (And October 2&3, Wyoming stores can visit our Wyoming Made Expo to see products they can carry in their stores, too!)

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From the Parks: Two Temp Exhibits Celebrate Wyoming at Natl Elk Refuge

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A reproduction of Rock Springs’ Andrew Kneeland’s Duck Stamp award-winning acrylic painting.

Two temporary exhibits will be on display next month at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. The public is invited to view the colorful exhibits, which celebrate Wyoming successes.

From the National Elk Refuge … The first exhibit commemorates the 125th anniversary of Wyoming statehood. Wyoming became the 44th state admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890. An interactive display will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the state’s history and fun facts. Both a Wyoming and National Elk Refuge time line will be featured, along with coloring sheets, state logos, and a Wyoming quiz. Small Wyoming flags will be given to the first 200 families that visit the exhibit, which will be in the upstairs theater from July 2 through July 12.

Later in the month, visitor center staff will add a second exhibit to the upper level of the visitor center. The Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp 2015 Artwork Tour for the Top 100 entries and National Best in Show will move from its current location at the Campbell County Public Library in Gillette to the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center from July 9 through August 2.The exhibit features an acrylic painting of two wood ducks by Andrew Kneeland, age 17, of Rock Springs. Not only was Kneeland awarded top honors in the state competition, but his artwork was judged the winner among best–of–show entries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. His design will appear on next year’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp, scheduled to be released in June 2016.

The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic educational program that uses both conservation and design principles to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl biology to students from kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates both scientific and wildlife management principles into an engaging visual arts curriculum. At the completion of their studies, participants complete a Junior Duck Stamp design, which is submitted to a state or territory contest. Top entries move on to the national competition.

 

Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center hours are from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

ON THE CALENDAR: Elevation 8076′ Celebration & Rock Springs Kicks Off Farmers Markets in July!

WY Beef Summer WLM 2015

 

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The Elevation 8076′ Celebration is a music, food, and arts fair inCentennial, Wyoming on July 3rd! All profits benefit the Albany County Search & Rescue and the Centennial Valley Volunteer Fire Department. 

Music Featuring: 
Kelsey Waldon 
Luke Bell 
Kelley Mickwee 
Brandy Zdan – https://www.facebook.com/brandyzdanmusic?fref=ts 
Harland Allen 
Danno from Wyo

Festival Seating Only BRING A CHAIR!!!!! The arts part of the celebration starts at 11. Music starts at 1. 

Tickets are $20 at the gate, but we will be announcing on this page where you can get your tickets for FREE so stay tuned!

 

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ART IN WYOMING: Sheridan Photography Show, Grand Teton Native American Arts, WYOmericana Caravan, Lander Art Center features Wyoming Art Party

With This Ring 2015

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First Juried Photography Poster May 2015

SHERIDAN:  FIRST ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, SAGEBRUSH ART CENTER

Sagebrush Art Center is pleased to host its First Annual Juried Photography Show this May.  Juried by well-known photographer Adam Jahiel, the exhibition features 38 photos by 30 local and regional photographers, and will run May 4th-May 30th.  The reception & awards ceremony takes place May 15th, from 5-7pm.  The reception is open to the public; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Sagebrush Art Center is located in the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. 5th street in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Summer hours begin in May: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5 pm.  Operated by SAGE (Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et, al), the art center also houses a Member Gallery.  The Sagebrush hosts a variety of classes in several mediums, including 2-hour painting workshops for beginners of all ages.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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LANDER:  An exhibition of the Wyoming Art Party

Lander, WY- The Lander Art Center is pleased to present “A Portrait of Wyoming” a collaborative art project by The Wyoming Art Party featuring the work of 38 Wyoming artists, writers and craft folk. This traveling exhibition will open its Lander showing on Friday, May 22 from 6-8pm at the Lander Art Center. This reception is free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Art Party is an organization started by two local Laramie artists, June Glasson and Meg Thompson, whose mission is to organize art projects and shows that connect individuals, scattered throughout Wyoming, who work in different regions, disciplines (fine arts, writing, music, craft) and from different backgrounds, with the aim of creating work that truly represents art in Wyoming as it is, rather than as it is thought to be.

For this show the participants where invited to create a “Portrait of Wyoming” in whatever medium they chose. They were then paired with another artist whom they would trade pieces with and finish each other’s piece. The aim was to connect individuals from across the state who don’t usually work together and to encourage artists to create something outside their day to day work. The heart of this project is collaboration.

Exhibition on display from May 22 – July 4, 2015.

 

WYOMericana 2015

CHEYENNE:  WYOmericana Concert May 30, Atlas Theater

We’re always excited to promote this fabulous, annual summer concert series featuring Wyoming artists! Check out their full schedule, and the Cheyenne event, May 30 at the Atlas Theater!

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK:  AMERICAN INDIAN SUMMER ART PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

MOOSE, WY —For the past 40 years, artisans from diverse American Indian tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms in Grand Teton National Park. This annual program provides visitors a chance to gain greater appreciation and understanding of American Indian cultures that are still alive and active today.

 

Participating artists demonstrate and share the cultural traditions of their tribes through art forms such as painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily during open hours at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase. The 2015 schedule includes:

May 9 – 25 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping
May 26 – June 1 Jola LaBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork & Other Crafts
June 2 – 8 Amanda Coby Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork
June 9 – 15 Ted Moran S’Klallam Northwest Coastal Carving
June 16 – 22 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Drums, Antler & Hide items
June 23 – 29 Guillermo Martinez Tarascan-Apache Handmade Flutes & Drums
June 30 – July 6 Gale Self Choctaw Silver & Turquoise Jewelry
July 7 – 13 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
July 14 – 20 Monte Yellowbird Arikara/Hidatsa Ledger Art
July 21 – 27 Lovey Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork, Jewelry, Artwork
July 28 – August 3 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
August 4 – 10 Paul Hacker Choctaw Ledger Art, Knives, Flutes
August 11 – 17 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping
August 18 – 24 Jola LaBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork & Other Crafts
August 25 – 31 Juan & Josie Broncho Shoshone/Paiute Beadwork
September 1– 7 Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork, Silver & Pottery
September 8 – 14 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
September 15 – 21 Maynard White Owl Nez Perce/Cayuse Beadwork
September 22 – 28 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
Sept. 29 – Oct. 12 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping