Online Artisan Auction
The WYO is pleased to present the annual Gala silent and live auction gone digital! Featuring your favorite artists and artisans the WYO Artisan Auction is the perfect way to kick start your Christmas shopping (for you or a friend) and support the WYO Theater. Each artist featured in our action have donated their items and we ask you to bid generously!
About WYO Performing Arts & Education Center
The WYO Performing Arts & Education Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages by giving the performing arts a place to be seen, heard and felt. Our vision is to become a leader in the cultural economy by providing dynamic opportunities for citizens of any age to create experiences, participate in and enjoy world-class music, theater and dance.
Originally built in 1923 as the Lotus, a vaudeville theater the theater entertained Sheridan families for nearly 60 years with both live performances and films before closing its doors in 1982. Its future uncertain, the theater seemed destined to become just another main street memory.
Faced with the loss of this venerable landmark the citizens of Sheridan came together to rescue the building. Community leadership coupled with the generous gifts of time and money by individuals, businesses, and private foundations not only saved the theater, but renovated it to become an architectural centerpiece and important performing arts facility for downtown Sheridan.
Since reopening in 1989 as a road house, the WYO has brought countless hours of live entertainment, cultural enrichment, and educational opportunities to the greater Sheridan community.