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Western Fest Free Community Festival
February 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Dust off your cowboy boots and mosey on down to TAM’s Western Fest for an all-ages, fun-filled day inspired by the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Explore five NEW exhibitions, create western-themed art, hear authentic cowboy poetry, take in western music, food, and more!

This program is FREE and open to the public.

Schedule of Activities

Noon to 12:30 pm – Buffalo Soldiers Presentation

1 to 2 pm – Music from The Cottonwood Cutups

2 pm – Cowboy Poetry by Lynn Kopelke

2:30 pm – Native American Storytelling by Roger Fernandes

3 to 4 pm – Music from The Cottonwood Cutups


Ongoing from 12–4 pm

  • Booth with Artifacts from The Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle
  • Northwest Animal Sketching and Touchable Specimens with the Slater Museum of Natural History
  • Clay Animal Sculpture Artmaking in TAM Studio
  • Western-themed Food in TAM Café
  • …and more!


This festival is made possible through the generous support of the Haub Family Endowment. Western Fest is presented in partnership with Slater Museum of Natural History and The Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle. Free Community Festivals are generously supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission. Seasonal support provided by ArtsFund.