It is the mission of Fine Arts Outreach to present artistic and educational opportunities to Wyoming's public schools, UW students, and communities, preparing them as future patrons of the arts, not only nurturing them to someday support the arts financially, but also expanding their appreciation and knowledge about artists like Mozart, Renoir, and Shakespeare. Arts inspire innovative thinking. There are many luxuries that we would not be enjoying if we, as a society, did not inspire creativity. By working closely with the Fine Arts Departments, we have found that the best way to effectively create outreach opportunities is both by "reaching out," making it possible for faculty and students to tour in the state, and by "reaching in," bringing students and educators on to campus to work with major artists, and with our faculty.
The University of Wyoming is poised to create the Performing Arts Center of the future, propelling its students and faculty to new heights of excellence and allowing its audiences to better experience these performances. The $35 million renovation and expansion of the existing Fine Arts building—built in 1972—into the Performing Arts Center will further this tradition of excellence and distinction.