For more than 30 years, the Ucross Foundation has been a haven for artists whose work reflects creative thought and whose work has the potential for “significant future accomplishments.”

Located on working 20,000-acre cattle ranch, the Ucross Foundation provides artists with a residency program that allows them to connect with the land, people and ethos of the northern High Plains and the Rocky Mountain region.

The web of buildings at Ucross includes several on the National Register of Hisotric Places. One prominent and historical building is the Big Red Barn, which houses the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery.

The gallery is open to the public at no charge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a variety of notable local and national artists year-round. Special hours can be arranged by calling the foundation’s office.

Residents at Ucross have won the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, National Book Awards and more.

The Ucross Foundation also features an annual Ucross Fireworks Extravaganza on the Fourth of July that draws crowds from around the region.

Land stewardship has been integral to the foundation since its inception. Recent land stewardship activities include construction of the Raymond Plank Creative Center, which will serve as an educational hub for research, and a long-term collaboration started in spring 2013 with Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative.

More information

• Location: 30 Big Red Lane Ucross, WY, 82895

• Phone: 307-737-2291

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