The Phippen Museum’s 44th Annual Western Art Show & Sale will be held over Memorial weekend (May 26, 27 & 28, 2018) on the historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in beautiful, downtown Prescott. This popular outdoor event attracts talented Western artists, art enthusiasts, Western devotees, local residents and visitors from far and wide. While the first Memorial Day Show & Sale was presented in 1974, this premier event still features some of the finest Western sculptors and painters from all across America. Here are just some of the other activities the Phippen Museum has scheduled on this special holiday weekend.
15th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale at the Phippen (a show within a show). This special art sale-by-draw benefits the museum and features spectacular drawings, paintings and sculpture by some of the biggest names in Western art today – but in smaller, more affordable sizes. The show is on display at the museum from Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, through the Sale-by-Draw on Memorial Day, May 28th at 11AM.
Artist Meet ‘n Greet Dinner (May 26th, 2018 at 5:30PM) is a great evening of Western food, friendship and fun at the museum and features dinner with the artists and entertainment by Sky Daddy & Lonesome Valley. Cost is $30 per person, but reservations are necessary. (928)778-1385
Quick Draw Challenges (held at 2PM on Saturday & Sunday, May 26th & 27th, 2018) tasks 20 or more invited artists with creating a work of fine art in only 60 minutes. Once completed, the artwork is immediately auctioned off to the public on the courthouse’s northside steps.
Attendees will experience some of the greatest examples of western art in America today, meet the talented participating artists in an informal, outdoor setting and have the opportunity to purchase pieces of outstanding Western fine art directly from the masters.