Western Fest


Dust off your cowboy boots and mosey on down to Tacoma Art Museum’s Western Fest for an all-ages, fun-filled day inspired by the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Explore five new exhibitions, create western-themed art, hear authentic cowboy poetry, take in western music, food and more. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 17 beginning at noon.

Schedule of Activities:

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Buffalo Soldiers Presentation

1-2 p.m. – Music from The Cottonwood Cutups

2 p.m. – Cowboy Poetry by Lynn Kopelke

2:30 p.m. – Native American Storytelling by Roger Fernandes

3-4 p.m. – Music from The Cottonwood Cutups

Ongoing from 12-4 p.m.

Booth with artifacts from the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle; Northwest Animal Sketching and Touchable Specimens with the Slater Museum of Natural History; Clay Animal Sculpture Artmaking in TAM Studio; Western-themed Food in TAM Café.

Western Fest is free and open to the public. This festival is made possible through the support of the Haub Family Endowment. The event is presented in partnership with Slater Museum of Natural History – Puget Sound Museum and The Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle (9th-10th Cavalry). Free community festivals are generously supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission (City of Tacoma Government). Seasonal support is provided by ArtsFund.

Tacoma Art Museum is located at 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. For more information visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

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