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Event Series Event Series: Cowboy True: Art & Culture Fair

Cowboy True: Art & Culture Fair

Date(s):Mar 31, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Apr 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Website: https://www.artscouncilwf.org/cowboytrue

Join us in celebrating 12 years of Cowboy Art & Culture! The Arts Council WF is pleased to announce that the Cowboy True Art & Culture Fair will be held on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023. The artist exhibits, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment will be returning to the JS Bridwell Ag Center (111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX).

This event supports the Arts Council WF and Whispers of Hope Horse Farm.

Cowboy True is a celebration honoring working cowboys and the art, gear, and trappings that come from their daily lives.

Timeline of Activities:

Friday Night – 5:30 to 8:30pm

Open to the public, $5 admission per person, 17 and under are Free

(Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door)

  • Live music by Prairie Moon
  • Complimentary beans and cornbread provided by HX Chuck Wagon
  • 40+ Artist Exhibits and Demonstrations
  • Line Dancing Lessons with Kelise Cunningham
  • Cowboy Poetry & Music Exhibition
  • Art & Culture Demonstrations – BNSF Railway, Texas Folklife, Matt Litz Silversmithing, Rebecca Jane Fisher Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas
  • Jack Stevens Legacy Sculpture Exhibit
  • Artist Award Announcements
  • Chuck Wagon Gathering – Montague Cowboy Church, Saint Jo Cowboy Church, Granbury Cowboy Church, Yellow Rose Chuck Wagon
  • Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd from Fort Griffin Historical Site
  • Silent Auction
  • Cash Bar

Saturday Daytime – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Open to the public, $5 admission per person, 17 and under are Free

(Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door)

  • Whispers of Hope Horse & Cattle Demo Clinic in the Arena
  • 40+ Artist Exhibits and Demonstrations
  • Jack Stevens Legacy Sculpture Exhibit
  • Cowboy Poetry & Music throughout the day
    • Junior and Adult Open Contest
  • Steward Family Band playing music throughout the day
  • Chuck Wagon Gathering – Montague Cowboy Church, Saint Jo Cowboy Church, Granbury Cowboy Church, Yellow Rose Chuck Wagon
  • Painting Classes with How Great Thou Art Studio & Rachel Liles @ 10am and 2pm (must be registered in advance through HGTA Studio)
  • Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd from Fort Griffin Historical Site
  • Silent Auction

Saturday Evening – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Open to the public, $50 admission per person, 17 and under are Free

(Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door)

  • Meet and Greet with 40+ Exhibiting Artists
  • Heavy Cowboy Hors d’oeuvres including Western Burgers, BBQ Brisket Sliders, Huevos Rancheros and Jalapeno Bites created by Chartwell’s & Chef Abdiel Laboy
  • Live music by the Strolling Fiddlers
  • Performance by Hot Club of Cowtown – This trio will keep you swinging and stepping with an unforgettable live show that features a little bit of country, a little bit of jazz, and a whole lot of western rhythm.
  • Live Auction
  • Cash Bar

Tickets and information can be found online at artscouncilwf.org/cowboytrue or by emailing development@artscouncilwf.org.

 

Juried Exhibiting Artists:

Daryoush Ababaf – Plano, TX

Kerry Adcock – Arlington, TX

Gayle Bone – Goldthwaite, TX

Joshua Bradley – Wichita Falls, TX

Susan Brooke – Belen, NM

Mary Cardwell – Wichita Falls, TX

Jim Clements – El Dorado, KS

Wendy Coker – Wichita Falls, TX

Kellee Crumpler – Wichita Falls, TX

Ken Cunningham – Devol, OK

David Dear – Ohkay Owingeh, NM

Elizabeth Dryden – Dallas, TX

Steve Dunn – Sherman, TX

Joe Duty – Sanger, TX

Dee Elliott – Mineral Wells, TX

Jolee French – Waco, TX

Joan Frost Prine – Sachse, TX

David Godfrey – Midlothian, TX

Bonnie Griffin – Los Lunas, NM

Gary Hastings – Fredericksburg, TX

Brittany B. Huckaby – Colorado City, TX

Lori Jones – Lake City, KS

Polly Kennedy – Wellsville, UT

Sue Krehbiel – Inman, KS

Susan & Terry Lankford – Abilene, TX

Clyde Lewis – Universal City TX

Harrold Losey – Wichita Falls, TX

Dee McMahan – Wichita Falls, TX

Jack Milchanowski – Sunset, TX

Kellee Mitchell – Canyon, TX

Jack Moss – Llano, TX

John Nord – Talpa, TX

Bob Penny – Aledo, TX

Donnie Poindexter – Sallisaw, OK

Peter Robbins – Fort Worth, TX

Ron Roberts – Poteau, OK

Matt Rush – Levelland, TX

Dan Shores – Wichita Falls, TX

Jerry Smyers – Holliday, TX

Kathy Smyers – Holliday, TX

Karyn Thurman – Denton, TX

Gary Ward  – Canyon, TX

Dew Westover – Vernon, TX

Leslie Jo Wheaton – Rio Hondo, TX

The mission of Cowboy True is to educate the North Central Texas region about the honor, art and beauty of a cowboy’s daily life. The Cowboy True Art Exhibit features artists and craftsmen from across the country. Artists are juried into the event based on their artistic skill and strong representation of the Cowboy way of life.