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"It all started with a coloring book, a set of Prisma colored pencils and a margarita." Alyson Sneddon, owner of The Red Wagon in Encampment, Wyoming says of Crafts, Chats & Cheers. She decided that we all need to take a break from our busy schedules and take time to let our creative juices flow. Alyson does not consider herself an artist or crafty person, so she approached the Platte Valley Arts Council to ask for some guidance on what to do.

This guidance led to the beginning of Crafts, Chats and Cheers with the first get together held in November of 2017. The workshops have included crafts from washer jewelry using alcohol inks, paint parties, holiday cards and ornaments, marbled paper, string painting, re-purposed jars, made miniature gardens, and, of course, coloring.

The Red Wagon, in partnership with the Platte Valley Arts Council, schedules the series of crafting/art workshops on the third Thursday of each month. The get together is held at The Red Wagon, at 614 McCaffrey Avenue, Suite 2 in Encampment each month beginning at 6pm. Each adult oriented session features a different project with all supplies provided. These are no-cost or low-cost sessions thanks to the generous support of the Platte Valley Arts Council. And, of course, these sessions are BYOB (bring your own beverage)!

"We have a great time getting together sharing, relaxing and creating." The July, 2019 session is being held on July 18 but also watch The Platte Valley Arts Council and/or The Red Wagon Facebook Pages for upcoming workshops or call The Red Wagon (307 327 5058)—open Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. (Closed on Wednesday).  

Also if you have a craft or art session to suggest, give Alyson a call.