Western Roundup – April 2021

John Clymer’s Wild Horses, 24” x 36” Oil, estimate: $150,000–$250,000 – COURTESY SCOTTSDALE ART AUCTION –

 

SCOTTSDALE ART AUCTION

Scottsdale, AZ, April 10: Over 350 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be auctioned

in person and online.

480-945-0225 • ScottsdaleArtAuction.com

Art Shows

DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM “COWGIRL UP!” EXHIBIT & SALE

Wickenburg, AZ, April 1-30: The 16th annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” invitational exhibition and sale will attract emerging and established women artists from all over the West who depict the Western lifestyle in painting, drawing and sculpture.

928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org

 

WESTERN SPIRIT: SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST EXHIBITION “MAYNARD DIXON’S AMERICAN WEST”

Scottsdale, AZ, April 1-30: Presenting the most comprehensive retrospective ever of premier artist Maynard Dixon’s life and artistic career, this exhibition includes more than 250 works by Dixon, his poetry, custom furniture and a special section dedicated to nine contemporary artists inspired by Dixon’s artistry.

480-686-9539 • ScottsdaleMuseumWest.org

Award Show

WESTERN HERITAGE AWARDS

Oklahoma City, OK, April 9-10: The awards honor the best literature, music, film and television to reflect the heritage of the American West

405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

Heritage Festivals

BANDERA CATTLE COMPANY GUNFIGHTERS

Bandera, TX, April 3, 10, 17, 24: Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award- winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters. 830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

 

ROSE TREE PARADE & FESTIVAL

Tombstone, AZ, April 8-10: Tombstone celebrates

the blooming of what is said to be the world’s largest rose tree. The crowning of the Rose Queen and her court, a parade, live music, an art show and a pet parade are just some of the festival’s offerings. 520-457-3326 • DiscoverTombstone.com

 

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio, TX, April 15-25: Old San Antonio and Old Mexico celebrations include fandangos, art shows and a pilgrimage to the Alamo mission. 877-273-4378 • Fiesta-SA.org

 

WILD WILD WEST FEST

Andrews, TX, April 23-24: Western heritage is celebrated with cowboy mounted shooting dem- onstrations, a BBQ cook-off, live music and more. 432-523-2695 • WildWildWestFest.com

 

COWBOY WAY JUBILEE AT FORT CONCHO

San Angelo, TX, April 29-May 2: A cowboy comic- con features Western stars, authors, workshops and demos, with cowboy music all day, every day. 580-768-5559 • CowboyWayJubilee.com

 

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Nebraska City, NE, April 30: The home of the first Arbor Day, in 1872, celebrates with free trees, a chili cook-off and a parade.
800-514-9113 • NebraskaCity.com

History Conference

62ND ANNUAL ARIZONA HISTORY CONVENTION, ALL VIRTUAL

Tucson, AZ, April 20-24: This year’s theme is “Advocating for Change, Navigating Crises.” Panelists will present papers and host panels on change-makers from Arizona’s past.

520-628-5774 • ArizonaHistory.org

Music

LLANO FIDDLE FEST

Llano, TX, April 2-4: Texas musicians of the past are celebrated with a competition featuring some of the best fiddlers from Texas and beyond.

325-247-5354 • LlanoFiddleFest.com

Powwows

ANNUAL GATHERING OF NATIONS POWWOW, VIRTUAL

Albuquerque, NM, April 23-24: The Gathering of Nations Powwow will be a virtual live-streamed event, featuring dancers from tribes across North America, award-winning drum groups, outgoing Miss Indian World presentation, music and a dance party both evenings.

505-836-2810 • VisitAlbuquerque.org

Stock Shows & Rodeos

SOUTHWEST FARM & HOME EXPO

Elk City, OK, April 3-4: Novices and professionals alike can shop and learn about products and services for farm, home, lawn, garden and ranch. 580-225-0207 • VisitElkCity.com

OKLAHOMA QUARTER HORSE SPRING SHOW

Oklahoma City, OK, April 10-11: The region’s finest quarter horses compete for ribbons and prizes in a wide array of classes.
405-440-0694 • OKQHA.org

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