“Butterfly Dancer” – Bronze- Sheila Beecham

Get yer boots and Stetsons ready because there are two great reasons to visit rustic Wickenburg, AZ this March says the chairperson of the Wickenburg Art Club’s (WAC) 13th Spring Fine Art Expo, Michele Schuck.  This darling little cowboy town, an easy hour drive north-west of Phoenix on West Grande Avenue, or state route 60, is muy grande in the art scene with the Desert Caballeros Western Museum (DCWM) and their joined-at-the-hip Art Club.

DCWM was an ArtBeat Magazine Vol.Two Destination: Art! entry last year.

The third week of March sees the beginning of the juried exhibition with an artists reception from 1-4 pm on the 25th.  This Fine Art Show will feature 30 regional artists of all mediums until April 8. WAC’s event also coincides with the Cowgirl Up! women’s only invitational exhibit and sale for the first two weeks of this expo at the DCWM. Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West features 50 nationally recognized female artists and runs at the Museum starting March 23 until close of business May 13.  Wickenburg is the place to be in 2018 where you can take home one-of-a-kind art and memories while learning about Arizona history and our eye-catching cultural mix.

“Grins and Giggles” – Drawing – Cheryl Harley

Ms. Schuck, herself an artist, tells ArtBeat Magazine that the 250-member Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 1964 with the mission to encourage and promote creative works in the arts in their community. Besides supporting a number of local charities since inception, the Club also provides a $1,000 arts scholarship to a local college student each year. WAC is home to youth education programs, the Photography Club and the Hassayampa Writers’ Guild, as well. The 13th Spring Fine Art Show can be viewed at the Club’s creative center on 188 South Tenger Street, two blocks from the DCWM.

Check all websites for Art Show hours and Museum admission information before you visit. Plenty of Wickenburg tourist sites will help the weary cow poke find vittles and comfortable lodging for the night, so settle in and enjoy the famed spring weather of the lower desert Southwest outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Images from past Expo winners courtesy of WAC. Feature Image: “Birds of a Feather” – Pastel – Donna Heslip