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Western Art Lovers Herd to Kerrville’s Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale

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Kerrville’s Museum of Western Art is a beautifully landscaped and curated oasis located just outside of town. Fittingly, a famous cattle trail once traversed this very land while en route to Dodge City. What first began as a shared wish for more classic Western art to be accessible led to collectors and supporters pledging to create the first museum to honor the artistic works of living American Western Art painters and sculptors. The land was donated, and the building came to be the final public facility designed by O’Neil Ford; the grand opening occurred on April 23rd, 1983. Since then, multiple additions and upgrades have improved the original building.

Western Art Lovers Herd to Kerrville's Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale

Photo: Remember that Prize Bull We Bought by Gene Zesch, image courtesy the Museum of Western Art

Now a busy location for art lovers, students, and events, the Museum of Western Art is ready for its 37th year to host its Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale. Beginning on September 26th and continuing until October 31th, this show features one hundred works of art by the top western, landscape, and wildlife artists from all across the nation. Events will include seminars, a banquet, awards, and a reception. The Annual Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale will begin with a Kickoff gala on Saturday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are individually $150.00 or $250 per couple. Sponsor tables are also available.

Western Art Lovers Herd to Kerrville's Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale

Photo: Museum of Western Art

The Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale boasts a diverse range of styles from 57 participating artists. Traditional cowboy scenes, livestock and wildlife depictions, stylistic depictions of Native American life, landscape, architecture, and portraiture genres are depicted in paintings and sculptures. Interested? View the catalog here and consider supporting this impactful museum birthed from a desire to share Western art with the world. Attend the fundraising gala or visit the museum located at 1550 Bandera Hwy. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers for daily operations are always needed too!