Call For Public Art At Albany County Courthouse Entrance

An image of the Albany County Courthouse in Laramie, Wyoming. Designed by Wilbur H. Hitchcock, the Laramie courthouse was completed in 1932. The Albany County Courthouse, a moderne structure built of native sandstone, is part of the Laramie Downtown Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building now serves as a government office building. This image © Capitolshots Photography/TwoFiftyFour Photos, LLC, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Albany County, Wyoming released a Request for Qualifications to commission an artist or artist team to install artwork in the interior of the Albany County Courthouse North Entrance renovation. The call is open to artists across the United States, with priority given to Wyoming residents. The call is being administered by the Laramie Public Art Coalition. Budget allocated for the artwork is $44,000.

The call can be found at Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST. 

Albany County is currently constructing a new entrance on the north side of the Albany County Courthouse. The Albany County Courthouse was designed in 1931 by architect Wilbur Hitchcock and William Dubois. Construction was completed in 1932.

The interior was remodeled in 2003. The existing exterior stairs and sally port will be replaced by a new entrance with interior stairway and elevator. The purpose of the renovation project is to improve ADA accessibility, upgrade building security and correct serious structural problems. The new entry will provide a new high-ceilinged, well-lit interior space.

While the space is primarily for building access, it provides the opportunity for incorporating a work of art that enhances and complements this stately building.