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 benefitting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and arts organizations.

Sign up for "Painting on the Porch!"  This 2018 class will feature James Bortz.  He is a Plein Air painter and master fly caster who will teach during the day and fish with guests in the evening.  Class will be held at the historic Wapiti Lodge located on the Shoshone river.  Cost is $375, limited to 10 participants and reservations are required.  Sign up today!

Round Town Events & Schedule

Become part of a Rendezvous Royale; A Celebration of the Arts in Cody, by participating in an art-related event at your business and be listed as a “Round Town Event” in our official events schedule.

Rendezvous Royale is a week-long event held in late September each year and includes; The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Patrons Ball, and By Western Hands. This exciting week draws in hundreds of affluent visitors to Cody. The Round Town Events promote Cody businesses and help keep guests in town for a longer visit by broadening and enhancing the week’s schedule.

Round Town Events can take place from Tuesday, September 18th through Sunday, September 23rd, and should not be scheduled in direct conflict with existing anchor events (see current 2018 schedule). Please complete and submit this form by Saturday, September 1, 2018.

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, 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. Main events include the Friday evening Auction, where guests view the exhibition a final time, then stroll next door to the beautiful party tent adjacent to the museum for food, drinks, live music and a spirited live auction; and the Saturday morning Quick Draw, where guests enjoy breakfast then observe nearly thirty painters and sculptors at work in the Robbie Powwow Garden, often using live models, to complete a piece in one hour.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the arts during this exciting week in Cody, Wyoming!