By: Jennifer Denison of Western Horseman
A side street in urban Denver, Colorado, is an unlikely place to find bales of hay tucked around a doorway obscured by a black cloth. But it’s how I knew I was where I was supposed to be. I have attended Western art shows from California to Georgia and Canada to Texas, but none quite like the Ranchlands Art Exhibition, which was unveiled to the public at an opening reception on November 20.
The annual event is hosted by Ranchlands, a ranch-management business that partners with owners of large-scale ranches to implement conservation and sustainability programs that co-exist with cattle operations to preserve open space and the ranching lifestyle. The art show is one of the avenues used to bring together people from all ages and walks of life to share a common interest in the land and those who live off of it, as well as showcase the works of Western artists. I went to the show to learn more about the cause and to support the ranches and artists involved, most of which are based in my home state of Colorado.
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