2020 NIGHT OF ARTISTS CELEBRATES THE BEAUTY AND SPIRIT OF THE WEST
WHAT: The country’s premier Western artists and collectors will gather in San Antonio to celebrate Western art during the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s 2020 Night of Artists Exhibition and Art Sale, the largest Western art auction in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. Featuring the country’s premier Western artists and collectors, Night of Artists offers the chance to view and purchase nearly 300 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by 80 of the country’s leading contemporary Western artists. The event serves as a fundraiser for the museum, benefiting the Briscoe’s full array of exhibitions, engagement and educational programs throughout the year.
WHEN: Collectors Summit and Opening Weekend Events, March 27 – 28
Public Exhibition and Sale: March 29 – May 4
Night of Artists’ opening weekend kicks off with the 3rd Annual Briscoe Bison Society Collectors Summit, where artists, collectors and gallery owners gather to share their insights during panel discussions and conversations exploring the Western art market and trends. The Exhibition Preview, Dinner and Live Auction unfolds Friday, March 27 with an evening of cocktails in the Night of Artists exhibition, an elegant seated dinner and a live auction. Night of Artists’ signature event, the Grand Exhibition Opening, Art Sale and Reception, takes place Saturday, March 28.
WHERE: The Collectors Summit
The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St., San Antonio
Night of Artists Opening Weekend and Public Exhibition and Sale
Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio
Tickets for all Night of Artists events are available online at BriscoeMuseum.org or by calling 210.299.4499. The Night of Artists public exhibition will be on display during regular museum hours March 29 – May 4 and is included in museum admission. Works that are not sold during the Night of Artists opening weekend will be available for purchase through the exhibition.
About The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Preserving and presenting the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is located on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the beautifully restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building. Named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, the museum includes the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion, used for event rentals and programs and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden. For more information about the Briscoe Western Art Museum, visit BriscoeMuseum.org, or follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @BriscoeMuseum.