ROCK SPRINGS — This week, the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency found out it is receiving a $3,000 grant to help for pay for its new Snowman Stroll event, which is scheduled to take place in the winter of 2022.
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF) board awarded $331,044 to 32 projects around the state at its recent grant review meeting. One of the $3,000 grants this board gave out went to the Rock Springs Renewal Fund for its Snowman Stroll.
Awards were given to a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation, theatre programming, music competitions, public art, arts education, summer music festivals, diversity and access support, community history and museum exhibits, according to a press release from WCTF.
The Snowman Stroll is a new event created by the RS Main Street/URA in partnership with the Community Fine Arts Center (CFAC).
“The project grew out of a discussion on ways we could embrace winter more in our community. The snowmen will be designed to brighten Downtown Rock Springs during the darkest and often most dreaded part of the year,” RS Main Street/URA Manager Chad Banks said. “We aim to give the community something to look forward during that time.”
During the winter of 2022, Rock Springs residents can expect to see 48-inch tall snowmen painted by local artists on display from early January through the end of March throughout downtown Rock Springs. The public also will be invited to take a Snowman Stroll to look at all of the snowman placed throughout the downtown ares.
“Along with the public art pieces, we’ll also be creating family activities to go along with the stroll and further engage the community in the project,” Bank said.
During the off-season, the snowmen will be stored and brought back out annually.
“We anticipate this project being dynamic with additional snowmen added each year, creating a family-friendly activity that our entire community embraces,” Banks said.
To see a complete list of all the grant recipients, click here.