2021 Trappings of Texas

35th Annual Trappings of Texas

September 16 – November 6, 2021

The Best of the West is BACK for our 35th celebration of Contemporary Western Art and Custom Cowboy Gear in the heart of the Big Bend country of Texas!

Opening Weekend of Events: September 16-18

Thursday, September 16

Preview Party, 5:00–8:00 PM
Museum of the Big Bend

Register to become a buyer, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, live music by Bake Turner and a cash bar.
$50/person – Click to purchase ticket for the Thursday night Preview Party

Friday, September 17

Artist Demonstrations, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Front porch of the Museum of the Big Bend

Meet some of the Trappings artists and learn about their craft.
Bring your ticket from Thursday or Friday Trappings evening events and the admission fee is waived.

Opening Reception and Sale, 6:00–9:00 PM
Museum of the Big Bend

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. Great appetizers, live music by The Swifts and a cash bar make the evening more festive!
$50/person – Click to purchase ticket for the Friday night Opening Reception

FCCBB Cowboy Dance, 8:30 PM–1:00 AM
Alpine Civic Center (801 W. Holland Ave.)

Event supports the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend and features Craig Carter and The Spur of the Moment Band, a Silent Auction and more!
$10/person at the door, BYOB

Saturday, September 18

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!

Chuckwagon Breakfast, 8:00 AM
Big Bend Saddlery (2701 Hwy 90 East)
Kick off your Saturday with an authentic chuckwagon breakfast featuring cowboy coffee.
Admission is free, reservations are requested. – Click to make a reservation to the Saturday morning Chuckwagon Breakfast

Artist demonstrations and presentations at the Museum, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Revisit the exhibit and observe the artists at work. A great way to wind up your Trappings
of Texas Weekend!
$5/person (Museum admission)
Bring your ticket from Thursday or Friday Trappings evening events and the admission fee is waived.