Dining for a Cause Benefits Sheridan Arts

Wait staff placing and picking up orders during Monday's event. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Since being formed in 2001, Sheridan's Public Arts Committee has helped acquire over 70 sculptures that are now located permanently in Sheridan.

The committee was the beneficiary of Monday's Dining for a Cause that drew a crowd to Frackelton's restaurant for lunch and dinner.

Among the diners was Jan Deaver, who talked about why she came to the event.

The committee was formed by a resolution of Sheridan's City Council when Jim Wilson was mayor.

Arts Committee member Edre Maier said the purpose of the committee is mainly to raise money through the generosity of the community and buy sculpture that primarily lines Main Street and side streets in downtown Sheridan.

Maier said the Public Arts Committee was beneficiary of Dining for a Cause a year go, but what sets this year's event apart is that Monday's Dining for a Cause was in conjunction with Celebrate the Arts in Sheridan.

Love is chairman of the Public Arts Committee. Celebrate the Arts started last week with Jazz at Sheridan College and continued through the weekend with concerts, unveiling of a new sculpture on Grinnell Plaza and art at the gallery in Ucross.

Maier said there's a lot of support for the arts in the area. All proceeds from lunches and dinners served at Frackelton's Monday were donated to the Public Arts Committee.

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A waitress assists customers during lunchtime at Frackelton's. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A couple of diners in a booth. (Photo by Pat Blair)