Picture this: five Sheridan County commissioners, Sheridan's mayor and a representative of the Sheridan Regional Office of the Wyoming Game and Fish on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
They are sitting at various tables at Sheridan business Something to Kiln, attempting to deftly paint ceramic train engines.
No, they're not participating in some kind of elected official Occupational Therapy group – they are helping out the Sheridan Artists Guild Et al, or SAGE, with an upcoming fundraiser.
As they good-naturedly ribbed one another's artistic qualities – or lack thereof – Commissioner Tom Ringley quipped they were all painting “little engines that couldn't.”
SAGE Director Karen Myers tells us what these, and the contributions of many area artists, are for.
SAGE recently moved into the red train depot building across from the Historic Sheridan Inn, so auctioning off train engines made perfect sense.
As for the Cinco de Mayo-themed evening, Myers says.
Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and are available at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, Lucinda's Artisan Gallery, Crazy Woman Trading Company and Davis Gallery. Your ticket gets you a Mexican-inspired meal with a free drink.