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.
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.
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.”
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!