Public Art Beautifies South Third Street, Complete December 2015
The Laramie Beautification Committee (LBC) was the first entity in town to use the Laramie Public Art Plan to go through a call process. The selection committee selected Laramie artist Stan Dolega to build a bold, 200’ long, artwork in the northwest quadrant of the I-80 and 3rd Street interchange. The installation titled Penumbra screens an industrial property to the west and creates a visually engaging area for those passing by. The project is located on private property and was 95% funded by private gifts.
“The Laramie Beautification Committee has had its eye on this corridor for over a decade as an area that must be improved if we want to attract visitors and businesses to our community. The timing of finding a willing private landowner, funding, and having a public art vetting process in place through the new Laramie Public Art Plan, were a perfect combination for bringing this project to fruition”, said Beautification Committee chair Dan Furphy in October 2015.