Rock Springs, WY Arts and Culture Overview
For the folks in Sweetwater County, Broadway is back.
The Broadway Theater may not be on the scale of the Great White Way in New York, but it is a show-stopper in its own right.
“The theater has been completely 100 percent renovated. It sat in empty disrepair for several years, and we just re-opened at the end of April of 2012,” says Broadway Theater Coordinator Amanda McClure, who adds that renovations to the 346-seat venue started in June 2008 and cost approximately $1.4 million.
“We just had Western Wyoming Community College do a six-week run here, and we rent the space out to people for parties and events as well as productions,” she says.
Community College Theater
Speaking of Western Wyoming Community College, its theater program is known for professional, award-winning productions in dance, theater and musical theater, along with providing students with first-class performance and technical instruction while maintaining a small class size.
WWCC’s Green River Center houses the John Wesley Powell performance hall, which seats 135 and has its own audio and video equipment.
Events and Festivals
At International Day at Bunning Park, visitors get a taste of the region’s rich heritage and history. The city of Rock Springs is nicknamed the “Home of 56 Nationalities” and offers this free event where guests can enjoy exotic foods as well as local, regional and international entertainment.
At the Rock Springs Fine Arts Center, a changing exhibition treats guests to paintings, sculptures photographs, crafts and more from artists all around the country. Lectures, workshops, demonstrations and a special “ArtCamp” means there is something offered for all ages.
The area also features the High Desert Art Gallery and Local Color, the largest artist-owned gallery in the state, which features everything from pottery and paintings to photographs, and gift baskets are available for purchase.
Those looking for festivals can saddle up to the Blues n’ Brews Festival with its top-shelf microbrews and live blues music, or nearby Green River’s River Festival to check out the duck races, kayak rodeo, food and free games for kids.
For those wanting to get their concert on, Flaming Gorge Days at Expedition Island Park will be music to their ears, having featured such names as Brett Michaels, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, and some of the biggest acts in country music.
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