CASPER, Wyo.– NIC Fest 2022 kicked off Friday after a two-year hiatus.
The area around the Nicolaysen Art Museum was filled with food and beer vendors, live music, art, and fun family activities. The four NIC muralists began their works at different locations in the building.
The Artists’ Alley tent had booths of many local artists displaying and selling their work. Activities included Lego building, face painting, an art activity led by NIC staff, mini hot air balloons and more.
Catherine Johnson Morris has begun construction of a 6ft sandcastle out of fracked sand.
Three local music groups – Joey Patterson, Ugly Summer and Paddlers – performed in a Battle of the Bands.
The festival collaborated with Skull Tree Brewing, producing an exclusive beer called “Koppasaurus”. Oil City Beer Co. and Gruner Brothers Brewing also made up the Beer Garden.
The festival continues Saturday at 10 a.m. with more live performances and the Art on Wheels car show. The muralists will continue their work and the Casper Children’s Theater will perform. The complete program is available on the festival website.
Casper Pride also takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at David Street Station.