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35th Annual Trappings of Texas

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35th Annual Trappings of Texas

A showcase of contemporary art and custom cowboy gear held at the Museum of the Big Bend, on the campus of Sul Ross State University, in Alpine, Texas, this one-of-kind art show has been celebrating the cowboy artist for 35 years. This show and sale is a must see for anyone with an interest in cowboy culture.

Opening Weekend – September 16-18

All events require the purchase of admission tickets, available now!
Get all the details on the Museum of the Big Bend
website: museumofthebigbend.com

The 35th Trappings of Texas opening weekend is a pure celebration of Western art. Thursday, September 16th begins with a Preview Party at the Museum, 5-8 pm, where you will be the first to see the show. That evening a cash bar, passed light appetizers and complimentary beer and wine is offered. Register to become a buyer, get your ballot book and start dropping ballots to have the chance to purchase works in the show. Look for folks wearing brown Texas nametags. These are the artists with works in the sale and they are delighted to answer your questions and just visit!

Come back Friday morning, 10am-3pm and hang out on the Museum’s front porch with some of the Trappings artists as they do painting demonstrations. Then get ready to come back to the Museum for the best party in West Texas for the Trappings of Texas opening reception, exhibit and sale from 6-9pm. You still can register to become a buyer, get a ballot book and drop your ballots to have the opportunity to purchase works in the show. A cash bar, complimentary beer and wine and heavy appetizers make for a full evening of fun at the Museum. Then find your way to the Alpine Civic Center, where you can dance the night away to the tunes of Craig Carter and The Spur of the Moment Band while supporting the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend.

Saturday, September 18 kicks off with a chuckwagon breakfast at Big Bend Saddlery starting at 8am. Keep your cell phone on as you will be notified that morning if you are a lucky buyer of works from Trappings. Come back to the Museum starting at 10am to revisit the show and starting at 11 am until 3 pm, artist demonstrations and presentations will be in the gallery. A great way to end a weekend celebrating cowboy culture!

Get all the details on the Museum of the Big Bend
website: museumofthebigbend.com

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