Art of the Cowgirl Returns to the Valley Celebrating Female Creatives, Western Culture & Lifestyle

Photo: Kristen Schurr

The fifth annual Art of the Cowgirl event is returning to Queen Creek  January 18–22 to celebrate Western women and their artistic contributions to Western culture. The gathering will showcase the very best of woman-made Western artistry, horsemanship and craftsmanship. 

Taking place at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, cowgirls from all across the country will compete in an all-women’s ranch rodeo. In addition to the rodeo, the event will include live music and an art auction. Entertainment throughout the five-day event will include colt-starting demonstrations, the World’s Greatest Horsewoman competition, vaquero-style roping competitions and more. 

A portion of the proceeds raised from the event will benefit Art of the Cowgirl’s artist fellowship program that provides Western women with the funds to pursue creative outlets and learn new skills. 

Photo: Lauren Summers

The Art of the Cowgirl Founder Tammy Pate grew up riding horses on a ranch in Montana. Pate attributes her love for craftsmanship to her grandma who taught her that a true pioneer woman could train horses as well as bake a pie. Wanting to give more women the opportunity to learn valuable skills, she founded Art of the Cowgirl. 

“This year, we’re really focusing on the fellowships and artists by providing a space to create and connect with Western culture,” says Pate. “We encourage everyone to come take it all in and support our artists.”

Exclusive Western vendors and educational workshops will be available on topics ranging from photography and silversmithing to breeding and rawhide braiding. All attendees are welcome to participate and learn from the educational workshops. 

Tickets to the event are on sale now. Single-day passes start at $60. Five-day passes are $195 and the VIP tier five-day pass is $495. Tickets are available online or at the gate. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the event ahead of time. 

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