Laramie Mural Project Public Event Friday
Laramie Mural Project artists and donors will be thanked at “Fishening,” a public event Friday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot located between First and Garfield streets.
The Laramie Mural Project is a collaborative effort among the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie Main Street Alliance, downtown business owners and local artists. The participating artists are Talal Cockar, Colleen Friday, Jeff Hubbell, Travis Ivey, Evan Levi, Chelsea Lowry, Meghan Meier, Lindsay Olson, Dan Toro and Adrienne Vetter.
The newest work, a fish-themed mural located on the back of Altitude’s Chophouse at 320 S. Second St., is the largest collaborative piece done by nine of the Laramie mural artists. The piece has a color trout theme with each of the 11 fish reflecting something unique about Laramie’s cultural assets.
With the support of private donors, grants and a Kickstarter campaign, the Laramie Mural Project has created 10 murals in downtown Laramie during the last four years.
Participants at “Fishening” can purchase beverages and food from Altitude or Coal Creek Tap, chalk their own fish drawing on the sidewalk, meet the artists and listen to local bands.
Laramie Main Street Alliance officials ask the public to vote on the top three name suggestions for the mural through Thursday by emailing email@example.com or posting on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DowntownLaramie.The names suggested by the public are “Gill Street,” “I’d Rather Be Here” and “Fish on the Go.”
For more information about the Laramie Mural Project, call Trey Sherwood, Laramie Main Street Alliance executive director, at (307) 760-3355.
The public has an opportunity to name the latest downtown Laramie Mural Project painting, located on the back of Altitude’s Chophouse at 320 S. Second St. A public event to honor the local artists and sponsors is Friday, June 13. (Laramie Main Street Alliance)