Expanding the Arts in Sheridan

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Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young at Tuesday night's dedication of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center in downtown Sheridan.
Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young at Tuesday night's dedication of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center in downtown Sheridan.

Several years ago, the WYO Theater, Sheridan College, and the City of Sheridan collaborated in an effort to expand performing arts opportunities in the community with the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center in downtown Sheridan.

Renovation of the Perkins Building was completed in 2014, which is now the site of the Mars Black Box theater. The next step in the process is now complete with the first floor and exterior renovation of the Hallmark building. Along with additional lobby space and a new relocated ticket office for the WYO Theater, the first floor includes dance floor space that will be utilized by the Sheridan College Dance Department.

Tuesday, a dedication ceremony was held to welcome the new addition to downtown Sheridan. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young talks about how the project benefits the community as a whole.

WYO Theater Board Chairman Gene Sturlin says that fundraising efforts are underway to renovate the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Hallmark Building.

The renovation of the Hallmark Building was funded in part by a $2 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council. The building was gifted to Sheridan College by Whitney Benefits.

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)
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