Two public art-infused underpass projects will be celebrating their official unveiling on Thursday, June 14th, with ribbon cutting ceremonies for both the underpass at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the underpass at Hidden Ranch on the Russ Garaman trail.
Grab your bike and some extra clothes. It's an evening of bike-powered artistic inspiration. The schedule is as follows:
5:30 PM - Hidden Ranch/Garaman underpass official re-opening of the underpass
Community murals were painted by 80 local high school students with local artists Mike Tierney and Abby Paffrath. The murals are symbols of hope and inspiration and represent solutions to some of today's societal challenges. The community mural project is funded in part by a grants from the Wyoming Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jackson Hole Community Pathways, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Wyoming Humanities Council, pARTners, Jackson Hole Public Art and private donations.
6:30 PM - Arts Ride from Center for the Arts to National Museum of Wildlife Art
Ride in on the North Highway 89/Elk Refuge Pathway to the pathway gateway to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
7:00 PM - North Highway 89 Underpass Grand Opening/Unveiling
Ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the underpass and to celebrate the installation of artist Don Rambadt's public artworks titled, "Aspen Gateway and Sky Play." The North Highway 89 Public Art was funded by: Jackson Hole Community Pathways and Teton County with generous support from the Newton Foundation and FMC Corporation.
7:30 PM - National Museum of Wildlife Art: Celebrate the unveiling of sculptor Sandy Scott's "Presidential Eagle."
Live Music with Screen Door Porch! Food & beverages for sale from Rising Sage Café (outdoors.) First 50 cyclists receive a free burger.
After you ride your bike to National Museum of Wildlife Art's first outdoor Mix'd Media event of the season for food, drink, art, friends and fun, we invite everyone to join the Bike Parade back to Jackson at 9:15pm in honor of the Jackson Hole Fire Festival. Show your gratitude to the natural world by being a part of the parade that includes lights, a mikoshi journey, dancers on bikes and more...costumes welcome!
Also, Coming this summer: environmental art on the Pathway System, sponsored by 1% for the Tetons, Wyoming Arts Council and private donors.