A large number of visual artists from Wyoming and the surrounding states will join music and dance performers showcasing their talent at the upcoming Cheyenne Arts Festival in Cheyenne. The 5th annual festival is August 19-21 in the Cheyenne Depot Museum and on the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne.
“The work of this year’s Festival visual artists is stunning . . the quality of creativity on display at this event continues to grow,” said Bill Lindstrom, Executive Director of Arts Cheyenne. “The Festival jury evaluates the artists’ work samples beforehand and you’ll see that quality in the hundreds of pieces of art on display and for sale,” added Lindstrom. Work samples of the CAF artists, who hail from across Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado, are now visible on the Festival website.
The Festival will also feature Youth Art Workshops . . a popular hands-on art creation area for young people and their parents. The rapidly-growing Artisan Boulevard exhibit area showcases locally-produced crafts and foods. More than a dozen music and dance groups will also be featured on the Festival stage on the Plaza. Most Festival activities are free to the public.
The Festival begins Friday, August 19th with a free reception for visual artists and art patrons in the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The Festival is collaborating with Fridays on the Plaza on Friday evening and with the Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The entire weekend Festival schedule is available online.
The Cheyenne Arts Festival is hosted by Arts Cheyenne with support from the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street and other local sponsors.