Year-round the arts and humanities are an integral part of Sheridan. Concerts, children’s and adult theatrical productions, art galleries, silversmiths, cowboy poets, writers, saddlemakers and leathercrafters. The Sheridan area is rich in artistic talents. Celebrate the Arts Festival, the second weekend in June, showcases new on-loan sculptures and local artists demonstrating their talents in downtown stores and on the sidewalk.
Sheridan’s downtown in recent years has become as popular a draw for art lovers as it has traditionally been for shoppers. From a reflection of the city’s historic roots to the purely whimsical – from the Bozeman Trail Scout at the corner of Main Street and Grinnell Plaza to the rhino just a few blocks away – artwork abounds.
And not just downtown. “Art on Display,” a brochure published by the Sheridan Public Art Committee, Provides a convenient guide to nearly 30 sites where visitors can view artwork ranging from sculpture to paintings to the stained-glass windows in several area churches. The brochure is available at the Fifth Street Visitors Center.
Grinnell Plaza Art Project
“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, Mayor 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.” (Downtown Sheridan Association: 2005)
Big West Arts Festival
For two days in August Sheridan College campus becomes a metropolis of culinary, visual and performing art as the annual Festival unites artists to showcase diverse and vibrant talent represented by artists worldwide.
Take in the performance arts at the WYO Theater, a classic Western Vaudeville theater. (more info)
The Carriage House Theater
Home to productions performed by Sheridan’s own Civic Theater Guild. (more info)
Bradford Brinton Memorial
A gentleman’s ranch from the turn of the century. Visit the art gallery and the historic home to take in historic documents, artwork by artists such as: Frederic Remington, Edward Borein and Charles Russell or enjoy the grounds of this historic working ranch.