Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s 2019-20 calendar of events is now available in print at the museum and online at westernmuseum.org. This year’s schedule includes a vibrant slate of presenters, including travel author Roger Naylor, sculptor Michael Naranjo, painter Ed Mell, journalist Jana Bommersbach, and DCWM Adjunct Curator of History Dr. Eduardo Pagán.

Most of the programs are included with paid museum admission (free for museum members). Registration for separately ticketed programs, including the popular Desert Adventure Tours, Dave Stamey concert, and heART of the West Gala will begin Tuesday, Oct. 1. Visit westernmuseum.org or call the museum at (928) 684-2272 to register.

Sunday, Sept. 29 is the last day to see the 2019 “West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club” exhibition and sale at Desert Caballeros Western Museum. An annual event each summer since 2012, “West of Center” is organized by the Wickenburg Art Club and displayed in the Museum’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.

The show highlights the talents of local artists in mediums that include clay, oil, pastel, photography, woodworking and more. Each piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the Wickenburg Art Club and its members. The show is included with paid museum admission, which is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and AAA members; and free for children, museum members, and active duty military.

The Wickenburg Art Club will offer a free artist demonstration on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the museum’s learning center. Art club member Susan Moehring will demonstrate her use of pastels in creating colorful paintings. The demonstration is free to the public and geared towards all skill levels.

The museum will offer free family activities on Family Fridays from 5 - 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month from October through April. On Oct. 4, the museum and the Wickenburg Humane Society will team up to present “Pumpkins, Puppies, and Popcorn on the Porch.”

Attendees will paint pumpkins, visit with pets available for adoption, and snack on popcorn while enjoying the fall weather on the museum’s front porch. Activities are free for all ages.

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