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Arts Cheyenne appoints Desirée Brothe as new executive director

Brothe, who has been the Arts Cheyenne assistant director for the past five years, will lead the organization as long-time director Bill Lindstrom retires.

The Cheyenne Creativity Center’s opening night on Thomas Avenue. (Photo by Stephanie Lam / Cap City News).

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Longtime cultural and community developer Desirée Brothe has been named executive director for local nonprofit art agency Arts Cheyenne. She begins her leadership duties March 1.

Brothe is taking over the position from retiring executive leader Bill Lindstrom, who has led the organization since it began in 2012. Brothe has been Arts Cheyenne’s public art coordinator and assistant director for five years.

“We’re excited for this new chapter in Arts Cheyenne’s leadership and growth,” said Mike Morris, Arts Cheyenne board president. “Desiree is a talented artist, an accomplished cultural professional, and a well-known part of the local creative network. Her leadership skills will guide the organization to a higher level of cultural development success.”

Prior to her employment with Arts Cheyenne, Brothe was program director for the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, served as the community development coordinator for the Wyoming Business Council’s Main Street Program and was the community development manager for West Edge Collective. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado and owns Magpie Creations, a local arts creation business.

Arts Cheyenne manages the monthly First Friday Artwalk, the annual Cheyenne Arts Celebration, the Cheyenne Arthaus mobile art gallery and the city’s Art in Public Places program.