When the Snowy Range Bridge was completed by WYDOT, two pads for sculptures were placed on Third Street and Harney, on the east side of the bridge, and on Snowy Range Road and Clark, on the west side of the bridge. Money was allocated during construction for bridge enhancements, including artwork. The City of Laramie and the Laramie Public Art Coalition are working together on a rotating sculpture program to realize the original vision and design of the bridge pads. This program will place sculptures on the bridge pads every three years, making the bridge a dynamic focal point and gateway to Laramie.
To hear more about the project see our presentation HERE.
Your Voice Matters!
Before we host a call for artwork, we want to hear from you. We will share community feedback with potential artists - because these are your sculpture pads and your City’s gateway!
Let us know by filling out this FORM. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 7th at 5pm.
What aspect of the Laramie community would you like to celebrate through artwork on the Snowy Range Bridge?
Why is this highlight of the community important to you?
A national call for artists, informed by what you share with us, will be released in August.
LPAC will host an information session and “how to apply” workshop for local artists.
A selection panel made up of community members, artists, and representatives from the City and County will choose two artists and artworks from the call to be placed on the sculpture pads.
LPAC’s design review committee will approve of the final selections.
Sculptures will be in place by the end of the year.
More opportunities for the community to be part of the process will be announced as the project unfolds, including artist lectures and opening celebrations!
The Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) enhances the vitality of the city of Laramie and Albany County by advocating for and administering art projects in the public realm. LPAC collaborates with community partners and amplifies the work of artists in public space.