The following performances and events are made possible by the generosity of the City of Rock Springs, Sweetwater BOCES, and the Wyoming Arts Council.
A blend of artwork both made by and collected by the CFAC Board members and staff.
Sweetwater Blues n' Brews will be held in Bunning Park from noon to 10 p.m.. on Saturday August 12th. Enjoy the talented blues musicians from around the country as well as many brewers from around the region! The CFAC is sponsoring this cultural event celebrating its 10th year in Sweetwater County.
Using form, design and color, five artists from Casper, Wyoming present "Western Connections." Barb Barella, Marj Bisiar, Barbara Kuxhausen, Michele McDonald, and Judy Reed will display their individual work in various media which is used to connect to the influences of the west with expressive and artistic interpretations.
Otter Creek is returning to Rock Springs on Friday, Sept. 8th and will perform at the Broadway Theater. Peter and Mary Danzig combine folk music with traditional old time, with attributes of Celtic and Western roots, and produces a unique sound all their own. Their voices harmonize in the original song writing and fine arrangements that have attracted several awards.
We are arranging an exhibit of several local clay artists both traditional potters to sculptors.Artists who are participating are Teryl Hartman, Sarah Gillingham, Bruce Woodward, Drew Roska, and Bart Fetz.
"Our Cultural Heritage" This will be the 11th year that we provide a theme and invite Sweetwater County artists to submit original artwork. The CFAC has the opportunity to host the Edward S. Curtis Photography Traveling Exhibit from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West as part of their 100 year anniversary. Several community activities and events are being planned to celebrate both our local cultural heritage and that of the Native Americans. Entries will be due the last week in September for the exhibit.
30 images from Edward S. Curtis, a photographer who conducted ethnographic research among Native American tribes beginning in 1898. The exhibit has been created by the McCracken Research Library for the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association in celebration of its 100th anniversary. The McCracken Research Library holds a complete set of Curtis’ The North American Indian, a twenty-volume work comprised of Curtis' photographs and research. The entire work is considered one of the great rarities of western Americana.
Workshops are being planned for Monday and Tuesday and a performance on Jan. 31, 2018, at the RSHS Theatre.
Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.
RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances.
Broadway Theater, 7 p.m.
In 1986, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher came together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. The name "Men of Worth" was chosen from the title of a folk song written by the Scottish singer/songwriter Archie Fisher.
Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.
The CFAC strives to provide a variety of art-related activities including classes and workshops for the community.
A schedule is developed for the fall, winter/spring, and summer and promoted through our webpage, Facebook page, and local newspapers. Please feel free to contact us for more information. We are also interested in finding new individuals who can teach in a number of different art techniques and styles.
Thank you for your interest in the Arts!
Art Camp 2017 is FILLED! Co-sponsored with Sweetwater BOCES