JACKSON, Wyo. —This year is JH Public Art’s 10-year anniversary and it will be celebrated with a special MoonShot 5×5 event at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Center for the Arts.

This free event is sponsored by First Republic Bank and the Wyoming Arts Council and co-presented with JH Climate Action Collective and Energy Conservation Works.

The evening will begin with a keynote speech from green building visionary Jason McLennan in Center for the Arts theater, followed by MoonShot 5×5 pitches from seven local creatives in a fast-paced, invigorating round of ideas that will get you thinking about what is possible.

Jason McLennan. Photo: Courtesy

McLennan is a winner of the Buckminster Fuller Prize, the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the fields of architecture and green building today. McLennan leads McLennan Design and was the founder and is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the International Living Future Institute – a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

Following the keynote speech, attendees will gather in the Center for the Arts lobby at 8 p.m. for the sixth annual MoonShot 5×5, led by MC Jeff Moran.

MoonShot presenters will pitch their out-of-this-world public art idea via five slides in five minutes, while attendees enjoy free pizza from Pinky G’s and drinks from Snake River Brewing. 2022 MoonShot presenters are Shawn Meisl, Lizzie Needham, Aaron Pruzan and Candra Day, Ava Reynolds, Lyndsay Rowan, Alyson
Spery, and Mike Geraci (not eligible to win).

Presenters will compete for the Buzz Aldrin Award, a $3,000 cash prize selected by a jury of creative-type community members.

MoonShots catapult public art ideas that ignite the imagination and help build a beautiful, sustainable, and vibrant community. Find out more here.