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Gillette Best of Wyoming Posts
During the month of April, Wyoming Public Media featured Gillette on its ‘Best of Wyoming’ page. You are welcome to glance at the summaries below and follow the links to snapshots of the many innovative organizations in Gillette:
Gillette’s Avenues of Art
Mon April 30, 2012
By City of Gillette Mayor’s Art Council
The City of Gillette created the Mayor's Art Council in 2003 to oversee and implement a program for the development and placement of public art within the Gillette community. Its mission is "to create a more visually pleasing environment and expand the opportunities for residents and visitors to experience quality works of art in public places."
Campbell County Rec Center Climbing Tower
Mon April 23, 2012
By Campbell County Parks & Recreation Center
Built by Eldorado Wall Company of Boulder, Colorado the tower has a circumference of 74 feet and a height of 42 feet, replicating Wyoming's famous Devil's Tower National Monument. The Climbing Tower is the focal point for the entrance of the Recreation Center Lobby. Climbers of all ages and skill levels enjoy top rope climbing, lead climbing, bouldering and the use of the Trueblue auto belay system. To date, over 3,500 individuals have climbed the tower at least once with over 400 individuals becoming belay certified.
Donkey Creek Jazz Festival
Thu April 19, 2012
By Donkey Creek Jazz Festival
In August, 2006, Gillette College began an annual summer tradition when they hosted the first Donkey Creek Concert. Held on the College lawn near the banks of Donkey Creek that first concert included only one band and an audience of about 50 people. By 2010 that single concert had grown into a two day festival featuring two full days of music. The music, food vendors, artist booths, and other activities are enjoyed by thousands over the weekend.
Prairie Wind Culture Festival
Mon April 9, 2012
By The Prairie Wind Culture Festival
The Prairie Wind Culture Festival (PWCF) was started in 2004. It is an all volunteer, non-profit, secular organization with one goal: to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in northeastern Wyoming.
The PWCF is an annual Festival that is free and open to the public. As with any culture, the three main elements of the Festival are food, music and art! This unique event brings people together to celebrate their differences while discovering the many ways in which we are all related.
Campbell County Rockpile Museum
Wed April 4, 2012
By Campbell County Rockpile Museum
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum opened its doors to the public on July 21, 1974. Ralph A. Kintz was the driving force behind the establishment of the museum, purchasing the land where the famous rockpile sits and then donating this property to the county in 1970.
The Powder River Symphony
Wed April 4, 2012
By Lisa Johnson
"Music can change the world." ~Ludwig van Beethoven
The Powder River Symphony had its beginnings as the Gillette Community Orchestra on November 23rd, 1986. The orchestra, consisting of band and orchestra students from local schools and other community residents, was formed in September to give members a chance to play in a full orchestra. Susan Barry (the first strings instructor in the Campbell County School District) was the first conductor of the 25-member orchestra.
AVA Community Art Center
Wed March 28, 2012
By AVA Community Art Center
The Advocacy for Visual Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in Gillette, Wyoming by working in partnership with the community to support a place for inspiration, expression, and education.
AVA offers exhibition space, art classes for all ages, summer youth programs, and a gift shop featuring local and regional artists.
"Building a better community by enriching lives through art."
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