CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Dozens of colorful glass artworks are now available at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens for community members to view and purchase.
Starting today and running until April 1, 60 unique pieces for the garden’s 40th annual Glass Art Exhibition are on display on the second floor of the building. Most of the items are for sale, and prices range from $70 to over $200.
Unlike in previous years, people have the chance to buy smaller and cheaper glass trinkets made by the Colorado- and Wyoming-based exhibition artists, said Lanna Donn, office manager of the gardens.
“It was a new idea we had to get some new pieces into the [Cheyenne Botanical Garden’s] gift shop and allow our artists to sell a little more throughout the show,” she said.
Suncatchers, heart-shaped rocks and even ducks are all examples of glass items in the shop.
“It’s always so fun to watch all the art come in and to see how different they all are,” Donn said. “I have a respect for all of these glass artists and all the pieces because they look so difficult to make and I’m sure a lot of time went into it.”
Viewers and artists can also vote for their favorite display piece in person at the museum. Artworks with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice or Artist Choice award at the end of the exhibit.
Official voting begins today and will end on April 1 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced via media outlets.
The Cheyenne Botanical Gardens is located at 710 S. Lions Park Drive, and the exhibition is free for attendees.