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May 27th–29th, 2017

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Quick Draw artist Hyrum Joe finishing his artwork

Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale: May 2nd–28th
This will be the fourteenth presentation of the Museum’s successful Miniature Masterpiece Art Show and Sale. More than sixty successful and established artists are invited to submit small-scale works of art to be sold at fixed prices to benefit the museum. The Miniature Masterpieces will be on display at the Phippen Museum and on our web site, beginning May 2nd, leading up to the Sale-by-Draw on Monday, May 29th. To place an Intent To Purchase absentee form, contact the museum's Curator, Lynette Tritel, (928) 778-1385, or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Miniature Masterpiece Reception: Friday, May 26th at 7PM
The Phippen will host a special invitational reception for Miniature art collectors on Friday, May 26th from 7 to 9PM. The evening includes catered appetizers and a cash bar, and members and guests can attend for $20 each. This will be one of the last opportunities to place your Intent-to-Purchase on the artwork in our Miniature Masterpiece show, but reservations are required. So be sure to RSVP by calling the museum at (928) 778-1385. 

The Sale-by-Draw: Monday, May 29th at 11AM

PAWS to Celebrate
Phippen Award Winners: Small Works to Go
Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, June 4th
For the very first time, the museum will present this special exhibit and sale comprised of artwork created by award winners from the past 3 Memorial weekend shows. These amazing pieces can be purchased at any time during the show and immediately taken home.

Western Art Booth Sales: May 27th & 28th, 9AM - 5PM and May 29th, 9AM - 3PM
Arizona’s premiere outdoor Western Art Show and Sale showcases more than 95 Western artists from across the country, exhibiting in booths on the historic Courthouse Plaza in beautiful downtown Prescott, Arizona.

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Artist Sarah Phippen working on her Quick Draw piece

Quick Draw Artist Challenge: Saturday, May 27th & Sunday, May 28th at 2PM
A perennial crowd favorite, the Quick Draw challenges more than 20 invited artists to create a work of art in 60 minutes. Once completed, the pieces are immediately auctioned off on the north courthouse steps.

Denim to Diamonds Gala: Saturday, May 27th at 6PM
Join us for a great evening of fine art, food and fun at the historic Plaza View Ballroom, overlooking the famous courthouse plaza. The festivities will include live, western entertainment with the old-time stringband, Pick N' Holler, refreshing cocktails and tasty appetizers. Guests will also enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner, decadent desserts, a special auction of an outstanding picece of western art by Valeriy Kagounkin and a little dancing to cap off all the fun.
Tickets: $125 per person. RSVP with the museum at (928)778-1385.

43rd Annual Western Art Show Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 28th at 11AM
This very special public ceremony on the courthouse steps celebrates this year’s award-winning artists, including Best in Show and the Phippen Family Award (presented by members of the Phippen Family). Cash awards will also be presented to the first, second, and third place winning artists in every media category.