Developer Hosts Community Celebration
Grimshaw Investments, in partnership with the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the City of Casper and the Wyoming Community Development Authority, are hosting “Sunshine After Hours,” a free community event to celebrate the completion of the Sunshine Apartments, Thursday, Aug. 16. The event will feature live music, fun and games for the kids, food and drink vendors, free giveaways, a wine and beer garden, tours of the Sunshine Apartment buildings, a dedication of a community art piece and a community ribbon cutting ceremony. Sunshine After Hours will be held from 12-9 p.m. on Collins Street near the NIC.
Collins Street from Kimball to Durbin will be closed for the event beginning at 12 p.m. The festivities kick off with a mini-children’s carnival provided by House of Magic. There will be a mechanical bull, a castle combo inflatable slide, a dunk tank and a Velcro wall. There will also be snow cones and cotton candy. There will be a $7 per child charge for an all-day pass to the carnival.
Entry points to the street festival will allow people to enter their name in a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and non-profit organizations.
At 4 p.m., all vendors will open including the wine and beer garden and a fiddling group called “All Together Now” will play until 5 p.m. Then, the ceremony will start with a representative from Housing and Urban Development and Sen. John Barrasso will speak. A large community art piece titled “Confluence” by Matthew Dehaemers of Kansas City, Kansas, will be dedicated as part of the ceremony. The artist will be present from 6-7 p.m. at the site of Confluence for a talk and walk-through of the sculpture.
Entertainment includes Tom Coryell and the Incorrigibles who will take the stage beginning at 6 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m., the Dang Ol’ Boys will take over.
Parking is available in the downtown parking garage or the Ashley Furniture parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the entertainment.