Due to Covid 19 and the postponement of the 2021 National Western Stock Show until January 2022, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale will take place online in January 2021. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive more information.

The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is an annual event and gallery exhibition associated with the National Western Stock Show (non-profit) in Denver, Colorado. Taking place each January, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale has become one of the finest exhibitions of contemporary Western art in the United States, featuring an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, with established artists to unknown talent. 

The Young Guns of the National Western Stock Show is a social group that promotes art, philanthropy, Western culture, and networking for young professionals. With an annual event in December, social events throughout the year, and a strong connection to the West, the Young Guns are proud to represent Colorado's next generation of leaders.

Both the Coors Western Art Exhibit and the Young Guns support the National Western Scholarship Trust, providing 100 scholarships a year to Colorado and Wyoming college students studying agriculture, rural medicine, and veterinary sciences. More information about the trust can be found here: https://nationalwestern.com/educational-support/.


Exhibition Details for the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale at the National Western Stock Show

The exhibit is only open during the National Western Stock Show which takes place each January for 16 days. The art gallery is located on the 3rd level of the Expo Hall at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, Colorado. There is no extra fee to get into the art gallery, but there is a grounds admission charge for the Stock Show which is different every day. For ticket prices, go to www.nationalwestern.com

The art gallery is open 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday, 9am to 8pm Sunday thru Thursday.


Curator Tours

Exclusive tours by Curator Rose Fredrick take place in the Art Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the Expo Hall at least twice a week during the Stock Show. Tours are about an hour. We may have artists stopping by to talk about their work!

If you would like to schedule a private tour or for more information, please call 303-291-2567 or email coorsart@nationalwestern.com


Artist Application

  • The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is a curated, once per year exhibition, and all decisions regarding applications are final.
  • Applications for the 2022 exhibit will open in January 2021. A link to the application and prospectus will be on this page. The deadline will be April 1, 2021. 
  • The application fee is $45, and only submissions through the link will be considered. If this is a hardship, then contact us at 303-291-2567.
  • Do not mail or email images of your work unless requested by the curator. We do not view or offer advice on unsolicited work.