Laramie Main Street

The Local Crowd

Starting this summer, Laramie will help pioneer a new kind of local online crowdfunding called “The Local Crowd.”  Crowdfunding is when an entity raises small amounts of money from a large number of people.

Trey Sherwood is the Executive Director of the Laramie Main Street Alliance, which will take the lead in the platform’s implementation. She says the difference between “The Local Crowd” and other crowd funding sites like "Indiegogo" or "GoFundMe" is that “The Local Crowd” will feature campaigns for projects that will invest back in their community.

Rebecca Golden

The Laramie Mural Project will celebrate its tenth public artwork with an outdoor party on Friday, June 13. The Mural Project is collaboration between artists, the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Laramie Main Street Alliance. Since 2011, it has decorated the sides of downtown buildings with images ranging from migrant farm workers to prairie dogs.