Schedule of Events

All events will be held on the museum campus (400 13th St N)

  • Friday, July 30
    • The Russell Exhibition Opens
      • All pieces to be sold at The Russell Auction will be on display at the museum as a temporary exhibit to give collectors and art lovers an up-close look. Free for museum members.
  • Thursday, August 19:
    • Artist Open House, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Opportunity to see the auction art, meet many of the artists, and join in the building excitement of the coming events. Gather with friends old and new at this kick-off for Western Art Week.
  • Friday, August 20:
    • Art in Action™, 10 a.m.
      • An exciting variation of a traditional “quick draw,” this event gives nationally known artists several hours to finish a piece of art while interacting with guests. The event culminates in a live auction of the completed works of art, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists.
    • Artist Stampede, 2 p.m.
      • New this year, the Artist Stampede will feature live art demonstrations throughout the museum grounds, giving artists and the public the opportunity to engage with one another.
  • Saturday, August 21:
    • Educational Symposium and Book Signing featuring Dr. Larry Len Peterson, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
      • Join Dr. Larry Len Peterson for a discussion of his landmark publication The American West Reimagined. For two centuries, Western American art has defined who we were, who we are, and who we will be as Westerners. Dr. Peterson will present a selection of images from the book, taking us on a journey through the kaleidosope of Western art, through its starts and stops and changes in direction.
    • The Russell Live Auction, 10 a.m.
      • The Russell Live Auction kicks off on the Museum grounds at 10 a.m. with brunch and libations. Enjoy this opportunity to gather together with artists and collectors in a fun and festive atmosphere before the Live Auction begins at noon.

Ticket Pricing

Art in Action

  • Member: $65
  • Non-Member: $100

Live Auction:

  • Member: $150
  • Non-Member: $225

For ticketing information call 406-727-1939 or CLICK HERE to purchase online.