Art in the Airport shows Wyoming’s heritage and culture

Art in the Airport shares Wyoming's heritage and culture
Art in the Airport shares Wyoming's heritage and culture(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 3:56 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the nation grapples with airline delays, short staffing and travel mayhem.

Cheyenne is taking it easy as our local airport prepares for the uptick in commercial and private flights with visitors for the upcoming Frontier Days,

The Cheyenne Regional Airport has a new art exhibit at the airport to introduce visitors to Wyoming heritage and culture.

As summer vacationers move through the national fray that is current air travel, the Cheyenne Regional Airport hopes to provide some ease with its newest feature.

The “Arts in the Airport” initiative gathers works from local and regional artists to give visitors a sense of Wyoming the minute they step off the plane.

”Bringing art into the terminal and getting the local art community involved,” said Anna Bilderback. Chief Executive Officer at Powder River Art Gallery.

The current exhibit showcases 4 artists with about 50 pieces.

” I just like the people’s reaction to it. We’ve had a few people look at it already and you can tell it’s highly interesting. It’s something that they see and they get a feel for our community here,” said Tim Bradshaw, Director of Aviation, Cheyenne Regional Airport.

Sharing some beauty as construction crews finish new updates to the airport.

”We just want people to recognize that airport is just part of the fabric of our community and we want the airport to reflect that,” said Bradshaw.

There will also be a small gallery room for visitors while waiting for flights.

New art and artwork will be introduced to the airport on an ongoing basis to keep the scene fresh for our visitors.

The Cheyenne Regional Airport is fully operational; although they are still updating its runway, everything will be finished by the fall of 2023.

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