Summer Stampede Show in Lubbock

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Dustin’s work has been shipped out to the Summer Stampede show in Lubbock, TX.  This is the first time we have sent artwork to this show at the National Ranching & Heritage Center, should be a great time!

The fifth annual Summer Stampede Western Art and Gear show — an annual event that includes an art show and sale, dinner on an open outdoor patio and dancing to a live band — will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. June 2 at Texas Tech’s National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

The prime rib dinner is catered by Top Tier.

Sponsored by Capital Farm Credit, the event places a spotlight on more than 100 works of art by 35 participating Western artists and craftsmen. The unique mix of Summer Stampede Art includes Western paintings and gear, the latter including spurs, stirrups, bits, belt buckles, knives and jewelry.

The sale begins at 6 p.m. and will continue all evening while guests dine outdoors on the patio, and later dance to Western music by Lance Hall & The Dancehall Drifters.

Tickets are in limited supply and can be purchased online at ranchingheritage.org/stampede or by calling (806) 834-0469. Tickets are $75 for Ranching Heritage Association members, $100 for the general public and $1,000 for a reserved table seating eight on the open patio. All remaining seating is on the outdoor patio; all seating in the tent has been sold.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday.

Sue Jones, communications coordinator for the National Ranching Heritage Center, explained the purchasing process. She said, “There is no bidding. We pass out a four-page publication listing all artists, their work, art medium, size and price. Signage beside each art work gives the same information. The first person to walk to our gift shop and buy an art work from the cashier can take it home after 9 p.m.

“The sale is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., but most people stay until the dance ends at 11 p.m. People continue to buy during dinner, which begins at 7 p.m.”

Scott White, director of collections, exhibitions and research for the National Ranching Heritage Center, said Summer Stampede “is unique for this part of the country.”  

He explained that the center keeps only a 20 percent commission, lower than most galleries. Buyers can meet the artists, pay their posted price and own art within hours. A portion of proceeds benefits educational and restoration programs at the National Ranching Heritage Center.  – lubbockonline.com

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