#HappeningNow: 13th Annual Lander Riverfest

(Lander, WY) – The 13th annual Lander Riverfest, is currently underway in Lander City Park, and will be going on until 6 PM.

County 10 photo.

Riverfest, put on by the Lander Art Center, is a day filled with music and all forms of art, including wood work, jewelry, spoken word, paintings, a little bit of everything.

Recent LVHS graduate Jonathan Gonzales shows off his woodworking skills. County 10 photo.
Recent LVHS graduate Jonathan Gonzales shows off his woodworking skills. County 10 photo.
Recent college grad Justen shows us his jewelry and paintings. County 10 photo.
Members of the Lander Valley Fire Department Pipe Band (who kicked off the music), check out a craft/jewelry booth. County 10 photo.
Local artists Jaimie Warnick and Noelle Weimann pose in front of Jamie’s Jewelry. County 10 photo.
105.1 JACK FM’s Murray Ritland emcees the event, and attempts to get some participants for the spoken word open mic. County 10 photo.

County 10 spoke with the Doug Spriggs, Executive Director of the Lander Art Center, and long time Board Member Nancy Pieropan, who were both excited to see folks getting out into the community and soaking up the art scene.

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Doug Spriggs, Executive Director of the Lander Art Center, and long time Board Member Nancy Pieropan. County 10 photo.

“This is a very strong art community,” Spriggs stated, who is in his first year in the Director position. “It’s extremely encouraging to see all the local support.”

“Lander has been opening with flying colors this summer,” Pieropan commented. “And that’s what the Lander Art Center is all about, flying colors!”

Get on over to Lander City Park and check out Riverfest. Currently there is a musician’s open mic, and at 3 PM local Lander band The Dystopians will take the stage.

h/t The Dystopians.

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