When a tourist stops in the Capital City, it’s almost guaranteed they’ll strike a pose with one of Cheyenne’s big art boots around town. And that’s part of the problem. Some of the eight-foot boots have been climbed on, rained on and snowed on for more than 10 years old . . and they’re in need of restoration.
Lodging tax funds from Visit Cheyennewill be used to fix damaged fiberglass and repaint the original artwork on up to 10 of the public boots through the summer. Arts Cheyenne is coordinating the boot restoration project with support from the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation, which originally devised the “These Boots Were Made for Talking” fundraising project in 2004.
Check the Arts Cheyenne Facebook page for up-to-date information on the boots and their renovation.