July 21-30, 2023


Museum presents the Western Art Show & Sale

CFD Old West Museum presents the Western Art Show & Sale

The 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Invitational Western Art Show & Sale will take place from Thursday, July 22 to August 15, 2021. The Western Art Show features the nation’s top Western artists who bring to life the celebration, the heritage, and the outlook of the American West. This year, we are thrilled to be back in person to bring you an art show experience that is as big and grand as the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™!

The Opening Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. on July 22 with the ticket holder preview. At 4:30 p.m., guests will hop onto a yellow school bus for hors d’oeuvres on the lawn of the Governor’s Residence. The exhibit and Jump-the-Gun will open at 6:00pm at the Museum. With Jump-the-Gun, patrons can immediately purchase artwork at a premium price. To round out the night, we will have our sales drawing at 7:00pm and a western dinner with live music.

After July 16, remaining tickets to the Opening Reception will no longer be offered online and will need to be purchased at the CFD Old West Museum Office at a price of $200. But don’t worry! If you miss the Opening Reception, you will still have a chance to view and/or purchase art when the Western Art show is released for public viewing on Friday, July 23 and will remain open until August 15.

Admission for the Invitational Western Art Show on July 22 (If purchased before July 16):

  • Member/Volunteer: $140
  • Non-member: $160

Admission for the Western Art Show from July 23–August 15:

  • Included with Museum Admission

Tickets available: https://visitcheyenne.ticketspice.com/2021-cfd-art-show

Quick Facts: 

What: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale

When: Opening Reception – Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 3:30 – 9 p.m.; The show can be seen through Sunday, August 15, 2021 during regular Museum hours

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

Cost: Opening Reception – $160 per person or $140 per person for Museum Members and Museum Volunteers if before July 16; tickets purchased July 16 or later will be $200

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

41st Annual Western Art Show & Sale Announced

Kick off the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Celebration with the Opening Reception for the 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale presented by Visit Cheyenne, Halladay Motors, and Flexx Productions on Thursday, July 22.

The CFD Western Art Show is one of the most prestigious and well recognized shows in the Rocky Mountain Region and in the western art community. This show features artists from across the nation who depicted images of the American West. This year’s show features prominent figures in western art such as Brandon Bailey, Teal Blake, Colt Idol, Jennifer Johnson, Joel Johnson, Gail Sundell Jones, Chris Navarro, Dustin Payne, Renee Piskorski, D. Michael Thomas, Carrie Wild, and more. The Western Art Show Committee also welcomes two new artists to the show, Jeremey Bradshaw, and Andy Mast.

Since 1981, the Western Art Show Committee has raised over $3 million in support of the Museum’s Art Education, Exhibits, Collections, and Operating funds whose mission is to cultivate a rich, educational space for the diverse, international community served by, and rooted in, the American western legacy of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Tickets for this event are available online through cfdartshow.com or you can call the Museum Office at (307)778-7243. Tickets are $140 per Museum member, $160 per non-Museum member, or $200 per person at the door. Your ticket purchase includes dinner, open bar, a reception at the Governor’s residence, live music, and more.

Art will be on display and accessible with Museum admission from July 23-August 15, during Museum hours.

Quick Facts: 

What: 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale Opening Reception

When: July 22 (Opening Reception) 3:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. MDT; July 23-August 15 (Public Viewing) see Museum website for times.

Where: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum

Cost: $140 per Museum member; $160 for non-member; $200 at the door. Public Viewing available beginning July 23 with Museum admission.

How: cfdartshow.org or call the Museum Office at 307.778.7243

40th Annual Western Spirit Art Show Announced

CFD Names Barn 15 in Honor of Marietta Dinneen

Old West Museum Announces a holiday radio drama: A Christmas Carol

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum and KFBC radio have teamed up to present A Christmas Carol, performed and produced by Cheyenne talent.

Originally, we hoped for an in-person fundraiser using the Museum’s new sound system to broadcast this radio drama, to bring much-needed income and support to the Museum after such a difficult year, as well as provide a light for our community during the holidays. However, in the interest of public safety, we have decided we cannot go forward with an in-person event. We are delighted to partner with KFBC to bring this event into people’s homes.

We have received word from friends, family, and service men and women around the world that they will be live streaming the show.  So, you’ll be joining a community including Germany, Turkey, Thailand, Japan and even Greeley!

While we are offering this program to the public, we are selling 30-second ads and supporter mentions where we can celebrate your support of the CFD Old West Museum. If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact Jean Krause at jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org or (307) 778-7202 by Friday, December 18, 2020.

Join us on KFBC on December 23 at 6 p.m., and gather your family around the radio to enjoy this special production of A Christmas Carol.

Quick Facts:

  • What: A special radio show production of A Christmas Carol.
  • When: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: KFBC Radio 97.5FM/1240AM
  • Contact: Jean Krause, Education Coordinator, jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org or (307) 778-7202

CFD Old West Museum Announces Ability to Purchase Art Through Art Show Website

2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show & Sale

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show is an invitational show which features the nation’s top Western artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage and the future of the American West. Over the last 40 years, this high-caliber Art Show has contributed over $3 million and has become the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s largest fundraiser supporting Arts Education, Exhibits, Collections, and Operations.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of social outings and the world at large, we are determined to bring the experience of the Western Art Show into your living room, while keeping the safety and well-being of the viewers and participants as our number one priority.

This year’s Western Art Show Opening Reception will be on Facebook Live, and promises to bring the same intensity as past opening spectacles with events such as Jump the Gun, Ticket Holder Only Purchase Hour, Artist Interactions, and more.

While it is free to view the Virtual Opening Reception on Facebook Live, audience members who wish to purchase artwork during the Virtual Opening Reception will need to purchase a ticket to the event. Tickets for the Virtual Opening Reception are $160 for Non-Members or $130 for Members. Ticket holder benefits are listed at www.cfdartshow.com.

Ticket holders may Jump the Gun starting on July 9 online only at www.cfdartshow.com. Ticket holders may begin purchasing art at the regular price starting at 7 p.m. on July 16. During the Virtual Opening Reception, the Museum will have a phone bank for those who need assistance.

On July 17 at 9 a.m. MDT, non-ticket holders may purchase art at the Museum, online, or over the phone. All artwork is sold on a first-come, first serve basis. Buyers interested in a commissioned piece from one of our artists can contact the Art Show Coordinator, Cameron Green, at (307)778-7289 or cameron.green@oldwestmuseum.org.

For more information, to purchase a ticket, or to make a donation please visit: cfdartshow.com

All Museum visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain a six-foot social distance from others outside their household.

Quick Facts:

What: Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show & Sale Opening Reception

Where: FaceBook Live, @cfdoldwestmuseum

When: Opening Reception – Thursday, July 16, 2020; The show can be seen through Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the CFD Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Time: Opening Reception – 6-8 p.m.; Museum hours (Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Cost: Opening Reception: $160 per person or $130 per person for CFD and Museum Volunteers and Museum Members

CFD Old West Museum Western Spirit Art Show & Sale

The 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale opens on March 7, 2020. This show features over 400 original pieces of Western art from artists all over the country.

The Art Show kicks off with an opening reception the evening of March 7. Museum members will be admitted at 5:00 pm for a member-only preview and Buy-it-Now, where all pieces, including the popular miniatures, can be purchased at a 25% premium before the sale opens to the ticketed public at 6:00 pm. 35% of each piece of artwork sold and opening night reception ticket directly benefit the Museum.

Opening night festivities feature a Silent Auction Quick Draw, where four artists create an original piece of art from scratch that and can be bid on during the duration of the Quick Draw. Other components include live entertainment, and complimentary full bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

New to Western Spirit is the Western Art for Non-Profit Partners Program. This initiative provides buyers a new way to purchase art, support the Museum, and give to other local non-profits. Buyers may select art from wish-lists provided at registration to buy and donate to our partner organizations. These wish-lists have been carefully curated by our partner organizations to fit their missions.

For more information about the show, please call 307-778-7289 or visit us online at www.westernspiritartshow.org.

Quick Facts:

What: 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale Opening Reception

Where: CFD Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

When: Opening Reception: March 7, 2020; Exhibit Runs to April 19, 2020

Time: 5:00pm for members, 6:00pm for ticketed public.

Cost: $45 for Museum Members, $55 for Non-Members, $65 at the door

How: Tickets to the Opening Reception can be purchased by calling 307-778-7290 or visiting https://westernspiritartshow.org/

Contact: Cameron Green, cameron.green@oldwestmuseum.org, 307-778-7289

Call for Nominations: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The nomination forms for the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Class are now available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped shape Cheyenne Frontier Days into the “Daddy of ‘em All.” All nominations must be postmarked by January 15, 2020. Nominations are open to the public (you don’t have to be a member of the CFD Old West Museum to nominate) and are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations, and volunteers.

Cheyenne Frontier Days plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame showcases individuals, livestock, families, and organizations whose distinctive contributions to CFD have helped grow a dream into “The Daddy of ‘em All.” Whether contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, or volunteers, those voted into the Hall of Fame represent the wonderful competitive and cooperative spirit that has remained the hallmark of Cheyenne Frontier Days since 1897.

Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, online at www.oldwestmuseum.org, or send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame.

Call the CFD Old West Museum at (307) 778-7290 or visit us online for more information.

Quick Facts:

Who: The CFD Hall of Fame Nomination is open to the public.

What: The CFD Hall of Fame honors those who have made a distinctive contribution to Cheyenne Frontier Days.

When: Nomination forms are available now. Nominations are due by January 15, 2020.

Where: Find your nomination form at the CFD Old West Museum or online at www.oldwestmuseum.org.

How: Fill out your nomination form and either mail it or bring it to the CFD Old West Museum. You can also send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame.

Contact: Daniek Long, Registrar, at daniek.long@oldwestmuseum.org