Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale
Influenced by the location and history of Cody, Wyoming and inspired by the American West, the Buffalo Bill Art Show strives to support established and emerging Western artists, engage patrons of the arts, enliven the community with events that provide a nationally renowned western art show, education and entertainment benefiting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and arts organizations.
The 40th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale will be in September 2021. For more information, please visit their website Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.
Volunteer with Us!
It takes a small army of volunteers every year to run a smooth art show. We're currently looking for help on the evening of September 17 for the Live Auction & Sale and the morning/early afternoon of September 18 for the Quick Draw. Volunteer times on Friday, September 17 are from 5pm until at least 10pm, and possibly later that evening. Volunteer times on Saturday, September 18 are from 8am until 3pm. We need help in areas ranging from art movers to checkout cashiers. Download and fill out this PDF and return it to the Chamber at 836 Sheridan Avenue, either in person or via email to email@example.com. Thank you for volunteering!
2021 Events & Schedule
In addition to classes and lectures, these are the main events of the week:
Live & Silent Auction Exhibition
Join the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale at the John Bunker Sands Gallery in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for the 40th Annual Live and Silent Auction Exhibitions! The Live and Silent Auction exhibitions will hang in the John Bunker Sands Gallery for viewing until the evening of Friday, September 17th, 2021. Open to the public. Free.
Annual Art Walk - Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6-7pm
Join us for an evening on the town for our Annual Art Walk! Browse our unique galleries and shops featuring artist demonstrations, music, special activities and experiences, and more downtown Cody. Open to the public. Free.
40th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale - Online & Live Auction - Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5-10pm
This event will feature an in-person Live Auction of Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale and By Western Hands works led by Black and Associates. Attendance will be limited. Bidders will have the ability to bid in person, online (prior to and during the event) or by completing our absentee/phone bidding form. Registration required, $195 and up, with table sponsorships available. Visit Rendezvous Royale to register!
Quick Draw - Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 9am-1pm
Enjoy the ever-popular Quick Draw event! Watch nearly 40 Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Artists create a work of art in under two hours! Registration required, $50 adults, $20 13-18 years old, 12 and under free. Visit Rendezvous Royale to register!
Rendezvous Royale is an annual celebration of the arts held the third week of September in beautiful Cody, Wyoming. Rendezvous Royale is comprised of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, By Western Hands, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. For nearly two decades, these prestigious partners have collaborated to host numerous events for patrons of the arts during this week-long event to include workshops, lectures, painting classes, studio tours, and more!
Immerse yourself in the arts!
The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is a one of a kind art sale with a Western theme, offering works relating to the land, people and wildlife of the American West. Artists offer a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West, in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, ceramic and mixed media. All works are original art.
The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale benefits the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West as well as the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is held in conjunction with the Center’s Patrons Ball Black Tie Gala (Patrons Ball not taking place in 2020), and By Western Hands’ Functional Design Exhibition, all of which are part of Cody, Wyoming’s annual “Rendezvous Royale Week.”
The ever increasing success of this project is made possible by dedicated staff at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, as well as a hard working volunteer committee.
The art exhibition, housed in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery, is free for public viewing each September.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the arts during this exciting week in Cody, Wyoming!