Fort Concho will celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 24, starting at 9 a.m. at the American Plains Artists summer show at Barracks 6 off Henry O’ Flipper Street on the fort’s northeast corner. Coffee, juice, fruit and breakfast pastries will be available. The day’s program is free to all.
At 9:30 a.m., Angelo State University’s Devon Stewart, who has a doctorate in art history, will provide a short tour and briefing of this year’s show. The Concho Cowboy Company will follow at 10 a.m. with a performance of one of their award winning skits in the barracks 5 & 6 courtyard.
The western art show will stay open until 4 p.m. that day and will remain at Fort Concho until Sunday, Aug. 1. All art is available for sale, benefiting the artists and Fort Concho.
National Day of the Cowboy is celebrated across America to mark the contributions of the western figure to our national culture.