(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sagebrush Community Art Center, currently located in the historic railroad depot on Fifth and Broadway streets, is moving to the Montgomery on Main. SAGE has occupied leased or donated space in Sheridan for the past 75 years, but because of a donation from Sy Thickman and Susan Scott Heyneman, the Sheridan Artists' Guild
will find its
"forever home" this November.
"We are excited to be downtown, close to the WYO Theater, close to the
DSA—we will be closer to the Sheridan artists' community, where the action
is," Edre Maier, volunteer, grant writer and past president of SAGE said.
SAGE has been in the depot for the past five years, she explained, and had
plans to purchase that facility but was never able to do so.
The organization has to raise about $300,000 to finish its space in the
Montgomery, and will be seeking donations and grants from local community
The Montgomery is currently under renovation, but was once the home of the
Sheridan Post Office, followed by a stationery and drug store. In 1910, the
location became home to Sheridan National Bank.
The building on site today—which downtown Sheridan has recently been
watching undergo a dramatic
transformation—was built in 1936.
SAGE will occupy over 5,000 square-feet of workshop and gallery space. The
main floor space will house the members' and main gallery, and the basement
will house classes and workshops accessible by elevator.
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