Building Our Western Legacy Together • Desert Caballeros Western Museum • Wickenburg, Arizona

Why Build a New Art Museum and Art Pavilion?
In a word, growth. Our charming local museum opened its doors in 1975 and was composed of historic artifacts, document archives, a replica of a pioneer town and a modest number of art works. Today, our art collection has dramatically increased, along with the number of visitors.

There has been a long-standing need for more gallery space to showcase our remarkable—and growing—collection of paintings and sculptures. We need to update and expand our layout to display these works of art and make it a more enjoyable and interactive experience.

Our challenge is specific.

To understand and promote the western way of life—past and present— through sculptures, artifacts and fine art. To expand our educational reach for students and adults.

To provide Wickenburg with a beautiful Art Pavilion for large and small gatherings that will benefit our citizens and bring in more visitors and events to our town. In summary, to grow.

Where Will the New Art Museum be Located and Who Designed it?
The two-acre block of land across the street was steadily acquired over a ten-year span by piecing together ten parcels of land, culminating with a generous donation for the final two parcels. The land we now own fronts the four corners of Wickenburg Way, Tegner, Coconino, and Frontier streets. 

Studio Ma, the architectural firm that designed the Scottsdale Museum of the West and has worked for the Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum, has developed a stunning architectural plan that marries the Old West with a new western sensibility.

Download the full brochure PDF to read more about this exciting project.

For more information about how you can help build our new Western Art Museum, please contact Kathy Clark at 928-684-2272 at extension 108 or the individuals
listed below at their email addresses.

Your gift will ensure the new Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum will live on for future generations. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Contact the following people to see how you can be a part of this Western legacy.

Becky Rovey
Capital Campaign Chair

Daniel M. Finley
Executive Director

Kathy Clark
Director of Development