2024 Trappings of Texas

38th Annual Trappings of Texas

Opening Weekend: September 12-14

Image: A Swing and a Miss, trophy style buckle, solid Sterling silver by 2024 Premier Artist Wayne Franklin

Trappings of Texas is the oldest and best exhibit and sale of contemporary Western art and custom cowboy gear in the country. Show closes October 26, 2024.

Please consider becoming a Trappings of Texas sponsor this year. Your sponsorship helps to sustain this celebration of the ranching way of life. In addition, proceeds from Trappings directly support the Museum’s programs and exhibits for children and adults throughout the year. The Museum of the Big Bend provides top-quality resources for children (of any age!) to explore, create, and learn about the natural and cultural history of this amazing region.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Event tickets not yet available

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Preview Party at the museum
5:00–8:00pm
Register to become a buyer, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.

$50/person

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Artist Demonstrations on the museum patio
11:00am–3:00pm
Meet some of the Trappings artists and learn about their craft.

Opening Reception and Sale at the museum
6:00–9:00pm
The BEST PARTY in the Big Bend Country! Register to become a buyer,
meet the artists and catch up with your friends at the museum. Complimentary beer and wine, great appetizers, live music, and a cash bar make the evening more festive!

$75/person

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
In the morning, you will be contacted by the museum to let you know if you are one of the lucky buyers of works from the show!

Artist Demonstrations and Presentations at the museum
11:00am–3:00pm
Revisit the exhibit and observe the artists at work.

Trappings of Texas Ranch Roundup Party
Marfa
5:00–8:00pm
Co-hosted by Cristina & Hector Mendez and Carol & Pete Peterson. Details to be announced.

$150/person

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

All Commemorative Badges allow entry to the Thursday Preview Party and the Friday Opening Exhibit, Sale and Reception as well as free admission to the museum Thursday-Saturday.

EVENT UNDERWRITERS
Underwriters are needed for the Thursday Night Preview Party and the Friday Night Opening. We are also looking for 4 additional cohosts for the Ranch Roundup Party at $5000 per cohost. Event underwriters receive the same benefits as the Gold and Diamond Cattle Baron Sponsorship Levels, respectively. If you are interested in underwriting one of these events, please contact Interim Museum Director, Rebekah Antrosio at 432-837-8143.

DIAMOND CATTLE BARON – $5000  Click here to purchase
8 Drink Tickets
8 Commemorative Silver Badges
Limited Edition Sterling Silver Custom Badge
4 tickets to Trappings of Texas Ranch Roundup Party
Logo or Name Recognition in Buyer’s Guide and on Patron Banner

GOLD CATTLE BARON – $2500  Click here to purchase
8 Drink Tickets
6 Commemorative Silver Badges
Limited Edition Sterling Silver Custom Badge
2 tickets to Trappings of Texas Ranch Roundup Party
Logo or Name Recognition in Buyer’s Guide and on Patron Banner

CATTLE BARON – $1000  Click here to purchase
8 Drink Tickets
4 Commemorative Silver Badges
Eligible to purchase Limited Edition Sterling Silver Custom Badge ($75)
Logo or Name Recognition in Buyer’s Guide and on Patron Banner

COW BOSS – $500  Click here to purchase
8 Drink Tickets
2 Commemorative Gold Badges
Eligible to purchase Brass Custom Badge ($30)
2 Additional Tickets to the Friday Opening Exhibit, Sale and Reception
Name Listing Recognition in Buyer’s Guide and on Patron Banner

TOP HAND – $250  Click here to purchase
4 Drink Tickets
2 Commemorative Bronze Badges
Name Listing Recognition in Buyer’s Guide and on Patron Banner