Sheridan Public Arts Council, Whitney Center for the Arts, SAGE Community Arts, UCross, WYO Theater and Frackelton’s are coming together to Celebrate the Arts August 19th-23rd, 2021; hosting concerts, engaging the community in new experiences, and cultivating a love of and appreciation for the arts. Most events during Celebrate the Arts are free.
“Sheridan has an especially collaborative, passionate and committed community of artists, arts organizations and patrons,” said Kim Love, Sheridan Public Arts committee chair. “We are proud to partner with our fellow creators and lovers of art to spread the joy and value of the arts throughout Sheridan.”
CELEBRATE THE ARTS: AUGUST 19th – 23rd, 2021
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
After a six-year hiatus, Love resurrected Celebrate the Arts as a one-day event in 2017 to commemorate the opening of SAGE Community Arts new space in the Montgomery building downtown, the unveiling of Allan Houser’s downtown sculpture, Interconnection, and the launch of Frackelton’s Dining for a Cause.
According to Sheridan Travel & Tourism, the arts economy generates as much as $20 million in local economic impact each year, while artists and art exports serve as tremendous ambassadors and advertisements, respectively, for the community. During the 2017-18 season, Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College has drawn more than 10,000 local and visiting guests into its concert hall, gallery and classrooms for exhibits, shows, lectures and performances, and more than 300 students are enrolled in Sheridan College arts programs. The WYO Theater’s concerts, plays, operas and special events also pulled in more than 10,000 guests last year. And since its launch in 2003, Sheridan Public Arts Council has acquired 59 sculptures and displayed dozens more on loan throughout downtown Sheridan.
For more information, please visit artinsheridan.com/cta