June Featured Venue: Deselms Fine Art & Custom Framing

Deselms Fine Art & Custom Framing

Several artists will be painting on-site during the June Artwalk. Please come and watch the creative process in action in addition to all of the wonderful works inside of Deselms Fine Art. Music, Live entertainment, and the Mad Flavors food truck will all be available on First Friday.

All First Friday Artwalk Venues

Deselms Fine Art

Deselms Fine Art has occupied this historic Cheyenne since July of 2001. Besides fine custom framing, Deselms features original artwork by local and regional artists. Several artists will be painting on-site during the June Artwalk. Please come and watch the creative process in action in addition to all of the wonderful works inside of Deselms Fine Art. Music, Live entertainment, and the Mad Flavors food truck will all be available on First Friday.

Blue Door Arts

Blue Door Arts is the studio and gallery of Georgia and Dave Rowswell. The gallery features Georgia’s unique artwork created with discarded clothing and household textiles and Dave’s unique jewelry creations. The Rowswells also show the work of local and regional artists in the Guest Artist Gallery.

Blue Raven Brewery

Tara Pappas is a mixed media artist and illustrator in Wyoming. Born in Fresno, California, Tara Pappas knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist. After studying painting and classical guitar in her undergraduate studies, Tara moved to Austin, Texas, where she studied art education. While she occasionally painted during this time, it wasn’t until she moved to Wyoming in 2011 that she fell in love with mixed media art and developed her current painting style.

Chronicles Distilling

Chronicles Distilling is a Veteran Owned Family Distillery, run by two Marine Corps Infantry Veterans and Brothers, named Aaron and Chase Lesher. This month they will feature Achilles Duo, AKA Derek Huffman from Cheyenne, WY and Chris Vanderhoof from Denver CO. Both lifelong artists, Chris and Derek have been friends since Middle School in Virginia. They collaborate on paintings using acrylic and spray paint, depicting images of anything from their animals, to food items, to their favorite pop culture characters. Their unique style is heavily influenced by street graffiti and modern pop art.

Cheyenne Creativity Center

As winter gradually loosens its grip, signs of spring emerge subtly yet unmistakably. Spring is on the horizon, promising a fresh start and the vibrant renewal of life.

Delve into the world of bugs and flora, where every petal and wing tells a unique story. Our upcoming gallery show, “Bugs & Blossoms,” invites artists to unveil the mysteries of these essential elements of our ecosystem through their creative expression, aiming to celebrate the symbiotic relationship between bugs and flora and to highlight the critical roles they play on our planet and our relationship with them. 

Clay Paper Scissors Gallery

Looking for some color? Come see our beloved western landscapes in vibrant color with James Overstreet’s new work in Colorful West. Opening April 25, 2024 with a reception May 3 from 5-8 PM and a closing reception June 3, also from 5-8 PM.

These paintings showcase our beloved landscape through the lens of color…the way it would be if it could!

Art @ the Hynds

Housed in the Historic Hynds Building, Art@the Hynds is an artist collaborative where the works of Donna DuPont Schultz, Morgan Martin, and Denise Patton can be seen. Emma’s Old Time Photos is also located in the space. Please feel free to stop in to see the work and talk with the artists anytime you see an artist is working in their studio.

Freedom's Edge Brewing

Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company has been brewing up tasty craft beer in the heart of downtown Cheyenne since 2012 making us the oldest operating brewery in the Capital City. Freedom’s Edge also supports local artists and showcases their creativity in the business.

The Hawthorn Tree

May’s artist is Sabrina Culp.  Sabrina is currently a private nanny and former elementary teacher of LCSD#1. She has been doing art most of her life, but is just now reaching out to the community to show her art. She has worked in a plethora of mediums including sculpture, clothing design, knitting, wood burning, stained glass, acrylic painting, markers, graphite, and is currently honing her artistic skills as a watercolorist. Outside of art, she loves foraging, hiking, fishing, hunting, bush crafting, gardening, mycology and herbology, and learning new skills such as food preservation, sourdough making, paper making, and pine needle weaving.

In the future Sabrina hopes to become a known artist within the Cheyenne community and help with fundraisers and other events.

Outcast Vintage

Outcast Vintage specializes in curated vintage clothing and accessories. They also offer event space and host community events. From streetwear to formalwear, the perfect hand-picked style is waiting for you.

Paramount Cafe

The Paramount Cafe is a specialty coffee shop and artist space in the heart of downtown Cheyenne, serving the best drink and eats around. The Paramount Ballroom is Cheyenne’s handcrafted cocktail lounge serving specialty cocktails, sharable bites and good vibes.

Westward

Westward is a contemporary western art gallery, locally-crafted goodies boutique + artist studio. Take a seat and soak up the art, grab some gifts or watch local painter, Bria Hammock, at work in her open studio.

About the Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk

Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk is the community’s monthly celebration of artists and their work. During Artwalk, Cheyenne galleries, businesses, restaurants and other places showcase a local or regional visual artist or musician, accompanied by light food and beverages. Artwalk patrons visit the venues on an unstructured schedule, walking, driving or biking.

Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk takes place the first Friday of each month from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  2024 marks the 14th year for Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk.

During the 2024 First Friday Artwalk Season, we’ll be showcasing an Artwalk venue almost every month:

  • January 5, 2024:  All Venues
  • February 2, 2024:  Cheyenne Creativity Center
  • March 1, 2024:  Blue Raven Brewery
  • April 5, 2024:  Freedom’s Edge
  • May 3, 2024:  Blue Door Arts/Art@the Hynds
  • June 7, 2024:  Deselms Fine Art
  • July 5, 2024:  Clay Paper Scissors
  • August 2, 2024:  The Louise
  • September 6, 2024:  TBA
  • October 4, 2024:  The Hawthorn Tree
  • November 1, 2024:  Westward
  • December 6, 2024:  All venues Cookie Crawl!

Purpose

Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk addresses a specific Arts Cheyenne strategic and programming goal: to raise the profile of Cheyenne and regional creatives and provide opportunities to share their work, their processes and their passion with patrons.

Artists

Artwalk artists are some of Cheyenne and the region’s most creative individuals.  They’re always thrilled to show their unique interpretations.

Venues

Artwalk venues are businesses and organizations committed to vitality and creativity in Cheyenne.

Want to Learn More? 

For general information about the Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk, please email info@artscheyenne.com, or call 307.222.4091

Interested in joining the Cheyenne First Friday Artwalk?
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New additions are approved by a commitee made up of the venue locations, and are generally accepted on a case-by-case basis.