By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Nowoodstock seeking donations

State budget cuts led to diminished arts grant


July 15, 2017

TEN SLEEP – The annual Nowoodstock music festival, held each August and celebrating 17 years this summer, has faced a financial setback due to cuts in Wyoming arts grants, and organizers are formally asking for donations to keep the music flowing on the banks of Ten Sleep Creek.

“I guess I got lulled into a false sense of security over the last five or six years,” said Pat O’Brien, director of Nowoodstock and frequent recipient of a Community Support Grant from the Wyoming Arts Council to fund the festival and pay performers.

This year, the council only paid O’Brien 8 percent of h...

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