Event: Cheyenne Arts Festival

The sixth annual Cheyenne Arts Festival is taking place at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza and inside the Historic Cheyenne Depot from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20, 2017. They haven’t set a date for their seventh annual festival in 2018, but I expect it will take place sometime in August.

When the exact dates are announced I’ll update this article to reflect that.

Postcard for the 6th Annual Cheyenne Arts Festival

Postcard for the 6th Annual Cheyenne Arts Festival

According to their literature, “The Cheyenne Arts Festival in downtown Cheyenne is the community’s largest event devoted to culture and fine arts.”

On the plaza were youth art workshops, featuring balloon sculpture, face painting, pet rocks, waterbottle fish, pipe cleaning ninjas, pottery necklaces and fire breathing dragons, most demonstrated by the Wyo Art Factory.

Youth Workshops outdoors - pianos to color and more

Youth Workshops outdoors – pianos to color and more

Performances for Saturday on the Plaza stage included the Cheyenne Guitar Society, Fat Stallion (rock music), Martin Gilmore (folk music), Dakota Blonde (Americana), The Burroughs (soul/funk) and The Reminders (hip hop/soul).

On Sunday, it will be the “Any Way the Wind Blows” music release celebration and showcase “featuring Cheyenne artists that contributed music to the AWTWB compilation, benefiting the Cheyenne Youth Symphony.”

Cheyenne Arts Festival Banner leading to the Depot Plaza

Cheyenne Arts Festival Banner leading to the Depot Plaza

Visual artists on display in the Depot include the photography of Brian Berkun, the paintings of Melinda Cummings, and unique rawhide jewelry by Dave Roswell. Artisan Boulevard vendors included 46th Street Woodworks, the Cheyenne Concert Association, Dragon Tales Uniques, Moss Kent Fine Art and Pinecone Custom Furniture and many more!

View the complete list of visual artists at the Cheyenne Arts Festival website.

Food vendors included Nipa Hut (Filipino food) and Yummy Bunny Ice Cream and Snow Cones.

Outside artists and vendors

Outside artists and vendors

Banner leading into the Historic Cheyenne Depot

Banner leading into the Historic Cheyenne Depot

Interior of the Historic Cheyenne Depot with vendors and artists

Interior of the Historic Cheyenne Depot with vendors and artists

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