Big West Arts Festival – Sheridan NWCCD

May 21, 2012

The Big West Arts Festival is a large cultural event at the Sheridan College campus in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Its site is nestled in the valley with the dramatic Big Horn Mountains to the west and the spacious, wide-open plains to the east.  Sheridan lies midway between the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park.

Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is one of the seven community colleges in Wyoming that includes Sheridan College and Gillette College.  Sheridan College is known for its strong academics, arts, and variety of technical programs.  For more information about Sheridan College, visit

Sheridan County and the surrounding area are steeped in western history.  Many museums, historic sites, forts, battlefields, and a western art museum present this complex history.  In 2005 Sheridan received the honor of being named the #1 “True Western Town” by True West Magazine.  Walking the streets of Sheridan (a great Main Street), is to discover and explore the West.

Sheridan is also an ideal travel base, offering fine dining and quality accommodations with over 1,100 rooms available.  Direct daily flights connect Sheridan to Denver, Colorado and Billings, Montana via commuter airlines. 

For demographics, cultural activities and services, call the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at (800) 453-3650, or visit