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Arts Cheyenne received grant to move forward with kinetic public art project, Wind, Water and Light

Arts Cheyenne Board member, Desiree Brothe
Arts Cheyenne Board member, Desiree Brothe(Mia Johnson)
Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 5:39 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Arts Cheyenne received a $100,000 grant this week to fund a kinetic public art project. Wind, Water and Light will incorporate nature into art installations.

“We have actually talked to a lot of people in the community who really, obviously, see the value in the wind that we have as a resource and how we do leverage that in terms of public art,” said Arts Cheyenne Board member, Desiree Brothe. “We have been looking at some type of program with kinetic art for a few years. This particular program is something that has been passionate for us.”

Arts Cheyenne has drafted a three-year initiative for this project.

There will be six installations in the West Edge section of Downtown Cheyenne. The project kicks off this summer, installing temporary art pieces to get the community excited and familiar with kinetic art.

“I think it is really a sense of community pride. It is something else that citizens and members of our community can point out to friends and family members that visit, it is something else that we can all look to and say, ‘look at this cool thing Cheyenne has, here is some more stuff that we have done, here are some great things that are happening’,” said Brothe.

Arts Cheyenne will run a people’s choice to purchase one piece for a permanent location.

There is a live call for artists interested.

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