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Free Art Classes and Activities

March Art Month

The Art Museum celebrates March Youth Art Month each year with free Saturday classes for kids ages 6–10. Click here for more information.

Paint Pony Express
Ages 4–5: Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23
Ages 6–8: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
Ages 9–11: Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25
1 – 3 p.m.

Under the guidance of visiting artists and museum teachers, students will use art, music, movement and storytelling to explore a different exhibition and theme each week. Each day is designed for a specific age group and students will have the opportunity to make art using paint, collage, sculpture, and more. Please wear clothes that you can create in. Parents must stay with children under 5 years of age.


Summer Solstice

Friday, June 21, 2013 
11:30 am -12:30 pm

After Wyoming’s long winter, it is worth celebrating the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. Every year on the summer solstice, a beam of sunlight illuminates a silver dollar in the center of the Rotunda Gallery at exactly 12 o’clock, noon. Join us for this fun event, and to view the sun through astronomer Ray Martin’s filtered solar telescope, which will be set up on the terrace.


Gallery Walk Throughs and Art Talks

Visiting artists and other experts give Art Talks and Gallery Walk Throughs throughout the year. Both are free to the public. For upcoming dates and times check the Upcoming Events calendar.



The Art Museum periodically offers intensive cross-disciplinary symposia inspired by a museum exhibition. The symposia explore issues critical to our community, state and region. Previous symposia have included, The Red Desert Symposium and Public Art and Community: Inspiration and Reflection.

This year's symposium, Never Drink Downstream: Factual Tales and Artful Musing on Wyoming Water, will be held Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Family Room of the UW Union from 9 am – 5 pm each day. Find out more about this year's symposium here.


Festival of Trees

The first Thursday of December the Art Museum celebrates the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The community is invited to experience the beauty of the holidays by previewing decorated trees displayed in the museum galleries. Visitors may place advance bids as they enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and holiday lights. The auction continues Friday and concludes Saturday.


Happy Holidays, Laramie!

The first Saturday in December the Art Museum presents a celebration of the arts featuring a day of musical performances by community groups, including a grand finale by the Laramie Community Band. Enjoy the annual exhibition of artwork by Albany County students, art-making activities in the Shelton Studio, refreshments, balloon animals and a visit from Santa Claus.

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