Sheridan Public Arts

Sheridan Public Arts

Large and small communities alike are saying the same thing:

Arts and culture are critical tools for revitalizing central business districts. Resources such as libraries, museums, parks, cultural centers, and performing arts strengthen human, economic, physical and social improvement.

The Arts play an important role in creating that special sense of place within our Historic Downtown Sheridan.  We are fortunate to have, within walking distance of each other, the Library, the WYO Theatre, King’s Museum, Centennial Theater, and several art galleries. We have many bronze sculptures on Grinnell Plaza and throughout downtown. There is also a student-created mural on Carroll’ s Furniture Warehouse at Brooks Street.

In 1992 when a group of citizens interested in participating in the Downtown Master Plan met at a town meeting held at the Historic Sheridan Inn, it was suggested that Grinnell Street be the location of street fairs and public art. In 2001, the Grinnell Plaza project, which was funded with private donations, grant monies, and City monies, made that dream a reality. The next step towards completing that dream was the addition of public art. In 2001, the Mayor, Jim Wilson, formed a public arts committee with a specific mission to promote and select works of art for Grinnell Plaza and other areas of the City.

After City Council approval of written guidelines, the order of business for the Public Arts Committee was to request proposals from artists nationwide. Forty-eight artists submitted sixty sculptures for consideration. After a careful reviewing process, the committee selected eight sculptures which would be appropriate for Grinnell Plaza and other areas in Sheridan. In addition to funding from the City of Sheridan’s 1% optional sales tax, the Arts Committee continuously seeks funding from individuals or organizations to fund additional pieces. Sheridan now has 93 permanent pieces of art in downtown Sheridan and 11 outside of the downtown district. Sheridan also continues to display 11 pieces that are on loan. All on loan pieces are available for purchase.

 

A Book for Everyone

A Feather’s Flight

A Rank One

An Honored Life

Anthem

Bella and the Bug

Between Friends

Big Handy

Bigger Flies for Tired Eyes

Billy Goat

Bird Woman

Bozeman Scout

Breaking Tail 

Broken Everything but My Word

Broken Silence

Bronc Riders Dream

Bugling Elk

Catbird Seat

Caught in the Open

Circle of Friends

Cold Wet Eagle

Coming Home

Coming Through the Rye 

Contemplation

Cool Waters

Cowboy

Cowgirl

Dancing Flame

Defiance

Dream of Flight

Eclipse

Editorial Without Words

Evening Song

Fabricated Buffalo

Flower Dancing in the Wind

Fore-by-Two

Fox on Alert

Globe

Gotcha

Great Minds Think Alike

Guerrero

Heart and Soul

Hot Tamale Louie or ‘Hamburger Louie’

Huckleberry Daze

I’m Outta Here

Interconnection

J.D. Loucks

Jake

Joyful

Leonardo’s Horse

Lightning

Lonely Wolf Song

Looking for a Soft Spot**

Mayflower

Midnight Snack

Moose

Mountain Majesty

Mr. Whitney

Muddy Moose

Not for Glory

Perfect on Petra

Piegan Warchief

Pioneer Vision

Quarter Double Bass

Rabbit Reach

Range Partners

Raptoround: Standing Proud

Riding out a Bad Investment

Rising Rainbow

River King

Rocky Mountain Tag

Sail Tree

Sam’s Trophy

Sandhill Crane

Saturn and Titan

Small Talk

Sonrise

Spirit of the Thunderbird

Stalking Fox

Summit CEO’s

Taurus Rex

Team Ropin

The Boss

The Careful Cougar

The Copper Scroll

The Dance

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The Hatch

The Newborn

The Orphans

The Tin Man

The Tree of Life

The World Is Mine

Three Monkeys

Thunder of the Plains

Tribute to Tradition

Unbreakable Bond

Unexpected Company

Unlimited Horizons

War Bonnet

Where Imagination Roams

Wilbur the Pig

Wing Meditation Bench

Wyoming Spring

Y for All