Arts Council announces cancellation of gala

Because of a conflict with another entertainment event in Torrington, it is with heavy hearts the members of the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council announce the cancellation of the Goshen County Talent Showcase Gala event, scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The Gala was planned as a fundraiser for the Arts Council and would have featured stage performances by a selected number of talented local community members, a silent auction, refreshments for purchase, and a display of objets d’art by local visual artists.  Funds raised were intended to offset the decrease in donations, season ticket sales, and grant funds available to the Council.  The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council members send a heartfelt thank you to the community members who volunteered their talents and to those donating silent auction items.

The Council has been bringing cultural and entertainment programs to the community for many years, but has found it increasingly difficult to find affordable programs that pique the interest of community members.  The Council members thank all of the local community members and businesses who have supported their efforts in the past, and encourage them to support the remainder of the 2015/16 season:  “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle, February 7; Chris Proctor, Acoustic Guitarist, March 6; and Flores de Colores Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, April 24.

With grants, donations, and event attendance down so much, at the Council’s most recent meeting, members discussed disbanding the Council at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season.  A meeting to consider such a decision is scheduled for November 23, 2015 at 4:15pm at Eastern Wyoming College in Tebbet 132.  As always public input is invited.

For information on the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 or by email at