July 19-28, 2024


Museum Presents 42nd Western Spirit Art Show

The 42nd Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale will take place from Saturday, March 11 to April 23, 2023 at the CFD Old West Museum. On March 11, the Opening Reception begins at 5 p.m. for Museum Members and 6 p.m. for non-Members. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks available for attendees at the Opening Reception. There will also be a “Quick Draw” event where artists featured in the show will paint live. These pieces will be up for auction that same evening.

Artwork from Western Spirit and the Vandewark Miniature Show will go on sale at the Opening Reception on March 11, but if purchasers are unable to attend that night, buyers can fill out a Proxy Form or wait for the work to go on sale from March 12 to April 23 both at the Museum and online. To purchase online or to find out more information on the show visit

Admission for the Western Spirit Opening Reception on March 11, 2023

  • Non-Museum Member: $65
  • Museum Member: $55

Western Spirit started in 1982 as a sibling show to the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale. Over the last forty years, Western Spirit has grown to become the premier western juried art show in the Rocky Mountain region for emerging perspectives in western art. This exhibition differentiates itself by providing an open call to local and national artists who create superior artwork beyond the classic western themes presented in our summer exhibition.

Quick Facts: 

What: Western Spirit Art Show and Sale

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023. Opening Reception for Museum Members Only begins at 5 p.m. Reception opens for all guests starting at 6 p.m. The show can be seen through Sunday, April 23, 2023 during regular Museum hours.

Where: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Cost: Opening Reception: – $55 for Museum Members, $65 for Non-Museum Members;

How: Tickets to the Opening Reception can be purchased by calling 307-778-7243 or visiting

Contact: Amanda Byzewski, Art Shows & Events Coordinator, (307) 778-7289