Experience the Artsy Side of Cody Yellowstone at the Rendezvous Royale
The weeklong celebration, based at the Smithsonian-affiliated Buffalo Bill Center of the West, is an extravaganza of Western art. Events include a nationally recognized art show, auction, seminars and art studio tours.
The event is capped by an elegant Patron’s Ball on Sept. 24.
The Live Auction is on Sept. 21 is always a spirited event. Art-lovers can bid on artwork on site, online or by phone.
Other events include Painting on the Porch, Live Auction, Art Walk, lectures, hands-on workshops and much more.
“It is fitting that Cody is the home of such a high-level art event, as fine art has been a large part of the town’s history since Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created ‘The Scout,’ the massive sculpture of town founder Buffalo Bill Cody on display at the Center of the West,” said Ryan Hauck, executive director of Cody Yellowstone. “With our stunning Western landscapes and long
traditions of makers creating things with their hands, it is no wonder the region is home to so many artists.”
More than 100 artists participate in the three-day Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale. This year, event attendees can see the work of artists such as one-time cowboy Buckeye Blake, whose early career has provided the inspiration and knowledge of Western subjects; Julie Chapman, who offers a contemporary take on the modern American West; and sculptor Campbell Dosch, whose sculptures interpret the American West and particularly, Native Americans.
When not attending Rendezvous Royale events, visitors can find artistic inspiration throughout the town at places such as the Cody Country Art League, By Western Hands Museum & Gallery, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and at the many galleries throughout the region.
Cody has long been known as an artsy town, and its artistic roots have been lauded in numerous publications. Recent stories in USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Livability and Marketwatch have named Cody among the destinations with the best small town art scenes.
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
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