“We have a Prix de West committee that listens to the curatorial staff and judges the show,” Patterson said.
“We wanted to make it so that it could be fun and educational and social,” Wolins said, “which is what museums are all about these days.”
These museums offer glimpses into history often not found at larger museums in the state.
“There are folks who are accustomed to the Western lifestyle — it’s what they live and breathe — but there are a lot of families that we’re their first taste of it,” Jeane said.
The photography exhibition on loan from John Wayne Enterprises and the John R. Hamilton Collection is on display through May 14 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Participating restaurants include chef Back Door Barbecue, Big Truck Tacos, Pizzeria Gusto, Gages Steakhouse, Republic Gastropub and The Drake Seafood and Oysterette.
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund event raises funds for grants to help Oklahomans infected with HIV and AIDS.
Smith often ditched field sketches and color notes in favor of in-the-moment inspiration.
New museum displays explore everything from dime novel art to the classic cowboy bandanna.
The district hopes the business improvement district status attracts adventure seekers and big businesses.