Evanston Arts and Culture

Evanston and Uinta County recognize the important role of arts and culture in the community. Whether you are searching for a theater experience, or have a yearning to learn more about the history of the beautiful area, there’s something for everyone. 

You don’t have to travel far to find a night filled with rich, local community theater. The community theatrical company was originally endowed with seed money from the Uinta Arts Council. 

Performances have been staged in the newly renovated Evanston Cultural Center at The Strand Theater thanks to the Evanston Urban Renewal and Main Street. Productions include “When Dorothy Meets Alice in Wonderland” and “Visiting Mr. Green.”

A greater appreciation for The Arts can be found thanks to Carolee Bowen. With a yearning to bring professional artists into the community to create special educational opportunities for music students, the organization formed in 1998 and became an official nonprofit organization. The values of The Arts include providing quality events to enrich lives, educational entertainment, and activities that inspire participation. Currently, The Arts is run completely by the local community and events are held at schools and in the charming downtown area.

A lovely day filled with new learning can be spent on a walking tour of Historic Downtown Evanston. Take in a deeper understanding of Evanston’s oldest structures, and their connection with the community. Visit The Chinese Joss House Museum to appreciate the many contributions the Chinese citizens made to Evanston. Find a unique and special treasure, including custom gift baskets and home decorations, created by local artists within the appealing shops on Main Street. 

Sagebrush Theater

https://www.evanstonwy.org/380/Sagebrush-Theatre

1200 Main Street
Evanston, WY 82830
(307) 783-6300

As Evanston’s official community theater since 1982, Sagebrush Theater Productions showcases local acting talent through plays and productions.

The Arts Inc.

http://theartsinc.com/about-us-2/

(307) 679-2348

The Arts supports a vision of creating an artistically vibrant community through extraordinary programs presented each year. Programs include The Concert Series, The Specialists in the Schools Project, Roundhouse Celtic Festival, and the Young Musician’s Festival. New in 2020, the Evanston Bluegrass Festival will feature entertainment and education about Bluegrass music styles and culture.

Uinta County Museum

http://www.uintacounty.com/28/Uinta-County-Museum

1020 Front St.
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 789-8248

Located in the historic Carnegie Building, designed by New York architect Albert Randolph Ross (who also designed a Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.), the Uinta County Museum offers a rich experience to learn about the history of the surrounding region.

Music in the Air at Depot Express

https://www.evanstonwy.org/614/Music-in-the-Air-at-Depot-Square

(307) 679-1447

Spend your warm, summer, Thursday nights soaking up the local live music at the historic Depot Express.

Chinese Joss House Museum

https://www.uintacounty.com/195/Chinese-Joss-House-Museum

Depot Square
10th and Front Streets
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 783-6320

Through historic photographs and artifacts, The Chinese Joss House Museum tells the memorable story of the Chinese immigrants who lived and worked in Uinta County from the 1870s through the 1930s.

Evanston Roundhouse and Railyards

https://www.evanstonwy.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Roundhouse-12

1500 Main St.
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 783-6300

The historic area was constructed in 1912-1914 by Union Pacific Railroad and features one of the last complete roundhouses on the UPRR line. The city was able to refurbish the first of four sections of the Round-house as a public facility in 2009. The spacious gallery features an upper level lounge, boardrooms, and kitchenettes for entertaining large crowds.

Evanston Cowboy Days

http://www.evanstoncowboydays.com/

P.O. Box 458
Evanston, WY 82931
(307) 679-8019

An end-of-summer festival to celebrate the Western way of life in Uinta County, featuring Power Wheels Demolition Derby, vendors, bullfighting, and a parade.

Celtic Festival

https://theartsinc.com/celtic-festival/

Evanston, Wyoming Celtic Festival has been Cancelled

Cinco de Mayo

https://www.evanstonwy.org/211/May-Annual-Events

(307) 789-6031

Evanston has experienced a large influx of Mexican and Central and South American immigrants over the past 20 years. Evanston sponsors the Cinco de Mayo celebration to celebrate the Hispanic traditions.

Strand Theater

1028 Main Street
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 444-5555

The historic Strand Theatre opened in 1918 on Evanston’s Main Street. The theater originally hosted vaudeville and other live entertainment. Currently, visitors can enjoy a movie, walk through a pop-up art exhibit showcasing local talent, and more.

Main Street Amazing Race

https://www.evanstonwy.org/615/Main-Street-Amazing-Race

Sponsored by the Main Street Promotions Team, the Main Street Amazing Race attracts people to the downtown area through a lively and interactive race!

Hunters’ Widows Night Out

https://www.evanstonwy.org/616/Hunters-Widows-Night-Out

Hunters’ Widows can enjoy a night downtown with friends, shopping, eating, and socializing. Widows can participate in a scavenger hunt to win Main Street Cash.

Carnegie Library

Depot Square

Evanston, WY 82930

In 1984, the Uinta County Library relocated from the Carnegie building to Courthouse Square, and the Uinta County Museum and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce took over the space. In 2008, a new addition was added to the original Carnegie building to expand the museum space.

Historic Depot Square

https://www.evanstonparksandrec.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Depot-Square-20

920 Front St.
Evanston, WY 82930

The iconic square includes three blocks in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. Depot Square includes the Union Pacific Depot and plaza, the Uinta County Museum/ Carnegie Library/Chamber of Commerce, Joss House Museum, the Wing Family Chinese Gazebo & Garden, the Beeman-Cashin Building, and Columbo Hall railroad building.

Beeman-Cashin Building

https://www.evanstonwy.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/BeemanCashin-15

35 10th Street
Evanston, WY 82930

Evanston was given the structure in the 1980s, and was relocated to the Historic Depot Square. The building’s design is unique as it has no interior support pillars. For a structure this size (3,000 square feet), it is rare for it to not contain some sort of support beams. The building also has distinctive Scandinavian features on the exterior.

The Chinese Joss House Museum

https://www.loc.gov/item/2017688333/

The Chinese Joss House Museum walks you through the story of Chinese immigrants who lived and worked in Uinta County from 1870 to the 1930s. As a replica of a Chinese temple constructed in 1874, built by subscription, as members of the Chinese community contributing in distinct ways.