More than 500 handcrafted items—furniture, tablewear, leatherwork, jewelry, clothing and custom saddles—that embody the spirit of the American West will be featured at the second annual “Art of Western Living” Exhibit and Sale at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
The exhibit, showcasing museum-quality work by some of the top Western designers and craftsmen, runs from November 2, 2002 through January 19, 2003.
“As our society becomes increasingly technology-driven, the more we yearn for the beauty and artistry of handcrafted designs,” says Michael Ettema, the museum’s executive director.
The “Art of Western Living,” which drew record crowds in its inaugural year, displays the items in room settings among the museum’s fine art collection.
The museum is located in downtown Wickenburg, Arizona, about an hour north of Phoenix (21 N. Frontier Street) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
The museum’s website is www.westernmuseum.org or call 928-684-2272.
— R.G. Robertson