Arts Cheyenne wants to raise the community’s public art identity to the next level.

The community arts organization will announce a set of new public art initiatives during a reception at the new Cheyenne Airport Terminal, Friday, September 12th at 5:30 pm. The public is invited to the reception and presentation to hear about the specifics. The reception will also feature food, beverages, music and art creation activities sponsored by Cheyenne Makers and Creatives.

According to Arts Cheyenne Board President Desiree Brothe, the organization has plans to elevate Cheyenne’s unique public art persona.

“We already have so many great public art assets . . the big art boots, murals, bronzes, utility box wraps and exciting low-cost cultural events that make art accessible to everyone,” commented Brothe. “Arts Cheyenne feels that a great community takes a mindful approach to its culture. We’re going to propel that cultural planning for Cheyenne and Laramie County.”

The public art reception is part of a new Arts Cheyenne initiative called Cheyenne Arts Celebrations which recognizes and assists existing community cultural events. Next week’s Celebration activities include an expanded Cheyenne Artwalk on Thursday, September 12 from 4-9 pm, the Friday, September 13th reception at the new Airport Terminal, and a partnership with the Laramie County Library for its Local Author Day event on Saturday, September 14 from 10 am – 4 pm.