Little Wrangler Day Campers have spent the last couple weeks with visiting artist Cristy Anspach thanks to a Community Support grant from the Wyoming Arts Council. They have been learning a variety of art techniques and have created some fun paintings about their summer activities. A sampling of these artworks will be photographed and featured on a series of custom sound baffles that will be installed in the Pinedale Aquatic Center gymnasium. These baffles will provide sound dampening and decoration for the much used facility. The students’ art will also be shared with seniors at Rendezvous Pointe and the Sublette Center and will be displayed during an upcoming recreation themed art show at the Library in February.
The Little Wrangler Day Camp Art Enhancement Program is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Legislature. Through grants, partnerships, programs and unique opportunities, the Wyoming Arts Council provides funding and support statewide for projects big and small. The WAC plays an important role in the economic and social development of every community by investing in the arts. It awards almost 150 grants and fellowships each year, funding programs and projects from every county, thereby serving more than a million participants, including 1.1m adults, 200k youth, 10k artists, and 1.3m people total. For every $1 of Arts Council funding, local communities provided another $35 worth of arts programming in FY16, with an estimated project value of $32,167,251.