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August 2019

Art Club Demo: Smartphone Photography

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 24: Stan Strange, Smartphone Photography

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Museum Closed

August 26

The Museum is closed on Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Ranch Dressing Store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art Club Demo: Acrylic Watercolor

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 31: Gina Beck, Acrylic Watercolor

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September 2019

Museum Closed

September 2

The Museum will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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Art Club Demo: Single Brush Painting

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 7: Gayle Siegfried, Acrylic Pour

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Art Club Demo: Oil Painting

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 14: Marian Koegele, Oil Painting

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Smithsonian Museum Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. This year, Museum Day will celebrate…

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Art Club Demo: Watercolor Florals

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 21: Nancy Hill, Watercolor Florals

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Fall Welcome Back Reception

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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"Fall" back into the swing of things at Desert Caballeros Western Museum! Meet artists featured in Flower Power: Desert Botanicals and preview our 2019-2020 season of events. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested by September 19 to marketing@westernmuseum.org. This event is exclusively for Museum Members. Click here or call 928-684-2272 to join today.

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Artist Matilda Essig on “Apache Grasslands”

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Matilda Essig will speak on her "Apache Grasslands" project. Essig's work is featured in Flower Power: Desert Botanicals, on view at DCWM through October 20, 2019. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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Art Club Demo: Pastels

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 28: Susan Moehring, Pastels

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October 2019

Las Señoras Luncheon

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rancho de los Caballeros, 1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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The Museum's auxiliary organization, Las Señoras de Socorro, holds luncheons three times per year. Each luncheon includes a program and a meal at the buffet at Rancho de los Caballeros. October's luncheon is Halloween-themed and will have a featured speaker. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in "Las Señoras" is $20 annually. Visit lassenoras.org for more…

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November 2019

Wickenburg Tour of Homes

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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Sneak a peek into our "Homes on the Range"! Held every first Saturday in November, the annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes and Holiday Market has become a tradition, not just for Wickenburg residents but for those who live throughout the Valley of the Sun. Now in it's 39th year, the Tour of Homes is coordinated by the Museum's auxilliary, Las Señoras…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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Orejana Oufit: Arizona’s Historic ORO Ranch Book Signing

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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To Arizona cowpunchers the Spanish word orejana refers to an ownerless, unbranded bovine old enough to quit its mother; in other words, a maverick. Award winning journalist and Trappings photographer Kathy McCraine is one of very few people allowed to photograph on this iconic Arizona ranch. Included with paid Museum admission. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts…

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The Demise of Tonto or Hollywood meets the Sioux

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A behind the scenes look at the making of epic Western movies from the point of view of an Emmy award winning Costume Designer. Cathy Smith walks us through a day in the life of the filming of Dances with Wolves - how costumes are designed, life on the set, and the importance of authenticity in costumes, sets, and props.…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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The Wild Sable Island Horses

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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As the official horse of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Sable Island horse was first released on the treeless 20 mile long island in the late 18th century. Today the horses are untamed and untouched, and have survived against all odds. World renowned Trappings photographer Bev Pettit has trekked to this windswept island multiple times by air and sea that is…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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The Wilbur-Cruce Colonial Spanish Horse – Arizona’s 1st Horse

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wilbur-Cruce Horse historians Maureen Kirk-Detberner and Esha Mork will present their documentary work on the living legend, Arizona’s Wilbur-Cruce horse. They are Padre Kino’s horses, the Arizona State Heritage horse, and a strain of Colonial Spanish horse. Their combination of great beauty, athleticism, and historic importance, makes this breed a huge contributor to Arizona’s Western heritage. Included with paid Museum…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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January 2020

heART of the West Gala

January 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Desert Caballeros Western Museum established the heART of the West Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 to pay tribute to people who reflect the unbridled creativity and history of the American West. The heART of the West honorees inspire others while shaping the West's cultural legacy. Join us for a night of celebration! The evening includes a gala dinner, live art…

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Las Señoras Luncheon

January 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rancho de los Caballeros, 1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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The Museum's auxiliary organization, Las Señoras de Socorro, holds luncheons three times per year. Each luncheon includes a program and a meal at the buffet at Rancho de los Caballeros. January's meeting will have a featured speaker. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in "Las Señoras" is $20 annually. Visit lassenoras.org for more information or to…

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March 2020

Las Señoras Luncheon

March 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rancho de los Caballeros, 1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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The Museum's auxiliary organization, Las Señoras de Socorro, holds luncheons three times per year. Each luncheon includes a program and a meal at the buffet at Rancho de los Caballeros. The March meeting will feature a presentation by a "Cowgirl Up!" artist. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in "Las Señoras" is $20 annually. Visit lassenoras.org…

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Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Opening Weekend

March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020
$10.00 – $275.00

 Desert Caballeros Western Museum cordially invites you to attend our fourteenth annual signature event – Cowgirl Up! – a celebration of the West’s best women artists. The celebration begins with a full weekend of special events followed by a month-long exhibition and sale, through May 12, 2019. The Cowgirl Up! exhibition is divided into two parts: a gallery of…

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Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Opening Weekend

March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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