The Downtown Clinic, The Laramie Public Art Coalition, and The Laramie Mural Project will dedicate a Community Garden and New Murals on Friday September 7, 2018, 4 pm-6 pm in the alley behind 611 S. 2nd Street. The party will be 4 pm-6 pm, with the dedication presentation at 5:15 pm.
On Friday, September 7th at 4-6pm, is the dedication of the Downtown Clinic Community Garden and two new murals by artists Adam Skedsen and Dan Toro. Pete Gosar, the director of the Downtown Clinic, Trey Sherwood, Director of Laramie Main Street Alliance and co-founder of The Laramie Mural Project, and Meg Thompson Stanton, Coordinator of the Laramie Public Art Coalition, will join the artists in talking about the process and inspiration for the murals and community garden project at 5:15pm. This project is a collaboration between The Laramie Mural Project, Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC), and the Downtown Clinic.
The Downtown Clinic’s Health and Healing Garden Project was brought to life by the determined work and artistry of Naomi Boldon, former AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer and future primary care provider. For nearly two decades, the Downtown Clinic has provided free primary and specialty healthcare to low-income residents of Albany County, Wyoming without access to care. The Mural and Health and Healing Garden Project was created to give Clinic clients and Albany County residents a garden area to address food security, to establish a natural contemplative space, and to provide a community gathering area for meet-ups or celebrations. The murals and garden celebrate the diversity found among the volunteers and clients of the Downtown Clinic, and the intersection of health that takes place outside the Clinic with the healthcare that occurs within the Clinic’s walls.
LPAC in an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the unique visual and cultural vibrancy of Laramie and Albany County, in a manner that encourages participation and engagement from all out citizens and visitors. The Laramie Mural Project utilizes local artists to create one of a kind large-scale murals that reflect Laramie’s cultural assets.
The gathering will give the public an opportunity to meet the artists, learn about the services offered by the Downtown Clinic, and explore Laramie’s newest outdoor public garden space.