Celebrate the Arts at the foot of the Bighorns

Artist meet-and-greets, dance classes, evening concerts – the fourth annual Celebrate the Arts is set to light up Sheridan County with four days of dynamic events from Aug. 25 – 28. 

Every summer, local arts organizations come together to present this three-day festival, which celebrates the visual, literary and performing arts communities at the base of the Bighorn Mountains.

This year, headlining the festival will be Art Alley, a street fair in Sheridan hosted by SAGE Community Arts on Thursday; a concert with famed Hollywood singer-songwriter Lynda Kay at the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center in Sheridan on Friday; the Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn on Saturday morning; a performance by John Roberts y Pan Blanco at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan on Saturday evening; and the Ucross Arts Festival featuring a performance by Jalan Crossland, a reading by Brandon Hobson and an art giveaway in Ucross on Sunday. 

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Ucross Communications & Special Events Manager Caitlin Addlesperger told listeners a little about Hobson.

C. Addlesperger  

In addition, throughout the four-day festival, Celebrate the Arts offers the community pop-in dance and music classes, art workshops and readings, all free and open to all.

The complete 2022 schedule for Celebrate the Arts is listed below:

Thursday, Aug. 25 

Noon: Reading and Q&A with award-winning author and Ucross Fellow Brandon Hobson in the Kooi Library at Sheridan College. Includes light refreshments. Free and open to the public. 

5-7 p.m. Art Alley, hosted by SAGE Community Arts on Brundage Street in downtown Sheridan. Includes live music, artisan booths, organization booths, art demos and artist meet-and-greets. Free and open to the public. 

Friday, Aug. 26

3:30-5 p.m. Afro-Latin Music Master Class with John Roberts y Pan Blanco in Kinnison Hall at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. Free and open to the public. 

6-7:30 p.m. Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw Artist Meet and Greet at The Brinton Museum. Free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. Concert with Lynda Kay at the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center. Tickets available at wyotheater.com.

Saturday, Aug. 27

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw at The Brinton Museum. Free and open to the public.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Salsa Dance Class in Choir Room W129 at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. Free and open to the public.

6-9 p.m. Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw Art Auction and Dinner at The Brinton Museum. Tickets available at thebrintonmuseum.org

7 p.m. Concert with John Roberts y Pan Blanco in Kinnison Hall at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. Tickets available at sheridan.edu.

Sunday, Aug. 28

4 p.m. Ucross Arts Festival with a performance by Jalan Crossland, a reading by Brandon Hobson and an art giveaway of a piece commissioned by Savannah LeCornu at The Park at Ucross. Crossland, Hobson and LeCornu are all Ucross alumni. Limited quantity of GA tickets are free; VIP tickets are available for a pre-show reception with an artist meet-and-greet, refreshments and more. Tickets available at ucross.org

Learn more about Celebrate the Arts at www.artinsheridan.com/cta.



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