Capitol Avenue Bronze Project set to add 28 bronze statues down Capitol Avenue
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Mayor Patrick Collins held a press conference today, where he announced that new artwork will feature downtown through the Capitol Avenue Bronze Project.
“Well, you know I think art in public places is very important. We have our beautiful murals, we have our boots, but I think this Bronze Project will also speak to people about Cheyenne and our history. I’m looking very forward to seeing it,” said Mayor Collins.
Through this project, the city plans to place a bronze statue on each corner down Capitol Avenue, spanning seven blocks in total. The current expected time of completion is in 24 months.
Each statue is a donation to the city, with the donor selecting what the inspiration for that statue is. It can be something personally meaningful to them or a reflection of Cheyenne’s history.
With these new additions, downtown Cheyenne is quickly adding new visuals throughout.
“Public art is intended to inspire, to awaken the imagination, and even to instruct. So, our purpose with the Capitol Avenue Bronze Project is to place a bronze statue honoring the people, the history, and the heritage of Cheyenne, but also of Wyoming,” said Nathaniel Trelease, a donor and co-chair within the Capitol Avenue Bronze Project.
The statues will go from the Cheyenne Depot all the way to the Capitol Building.
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