Public Art: Promotion of a Community’s Cultural Assets

| Tuesday, May 20 | 3:15 p.m - 4 p.m. | Room: LaSalle B | Session Tracks: ST, AD

"I know it when I see it." What does public art say about your community? Is it modern, edgy, reflective or quaint? How can it be used as a revitalization tool that creates dialogue about and support for your historic district? In the examination of the Laramie Mural Project and artistic bike rack initiatives developed by the Laramie Main Street Alliance, participants will learn tips and tricks to starting a public art program in their community, how to work with local artists to create engaging and relevant works of public art, and how public art can be used to promote a community's unique cultural assets.

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Presenter:

Trey Sherwood, Laramie Main Street Alliance
Trey Sherwood serves as the executive director of Laramie Main Street Alliance in southeastern Wyoming. Trey has a master's degree in public history with an emphasis in Museum Studies from the University of West Georgia. Her undergraduate degree is in history, English, and photography. In her job with Main Street, she is a cheerleader for downtown, an economic developer for small businesses, a resource for historic preservation initiatives, a champion for public art, social media guru, donor focused fundraiser, and volunteer engager.