36th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale
The 36th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale opened March 4, 2017 and runs until Saturday April 16, 2017.
This show features over 100 western artists from across the country. This year, we received over 700 art submissions and we feature around 280 pieces. Additionally, each artist who is juried into the show has the option to bring to miniature pieces, no larger than 168 square inches including frame, to be included in our Vandewark Miniature Show.
Youth Art Month
In conjunction with our Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, the Museum celebrates Youth Art Month, giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn from professional artists in the art show.
Saturday Workshop March 25 from 9:30-11:30
Children aged 5-14 are invited to create a mixed-media painting with Audrie Mergelman, a professional artist featured in the Western Spirit Art Show & Sale. Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Materials included.
Art Uncork’d April 7 from 5:30-8:30pm
Western Spirit Artist Jim Jereb will lead a print-making workshop. Workshop participants will be working on a 5″ x 7″ linoleum block and should bring a sketch, idea or photograph to work from. All other materials and tools will be provided! This event offers wine & beer, and food by Alchemy Catering. Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members.
For more info or to sign up contact Megan Hesser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the Spirit of the American West!
The history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo & western celebration comes alive at the CFD Old West Museum. A premier cultural & historical center offering year-round programming, exhibits & activities that celebrate the heritage & pioneer spirit of the American West. The Museum features some of the most intriguing western artifacts in the region including one of the most extensive collections of carriages west of the Mississippi. Transport yourselves through the great adventure of the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Celebration” with a visit to our exhibit – Cheyenne Frontier Days: A Frontier Phoenix. The exhibit captures the drama and the romance of the very first rodeo in 1897 unveiling how CFD has grown and changed over the years. The Museum’s galleries have interactive exhibits, artifacts and displays that showcase how CFD has persevered through adversity due to the dedication of many passionate individuals. Trace the history of the rodeo from 1897 into the Daddy of em’ all, discovering the characters that bring this history to life including wild bucking stock, steadfast volunteers, early pioneer families, and don’t forget the cowboys and cowgirls. A variety of cultural programs throughout the year also allow visitors of all ages to step back in time and experience Cheyenne’s history. Let the kids explore the interactive children’s gallery and visit the museum store for western gifts and rodeo souvenirs. For an hour or two, travel back in time and relive the western legend.