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American Western Arts Showcase

The American Western Arts Showcase (Formerly known as the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase) started in 2002 with a whip handling workshop and exhibition presentations. In 2003, the event moved to the Annie Oakley Festival in Greenville, Ohio, and became the Ohio Regional Convention of the now defunct, Wild West Arts Club.

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The 2005, Wild West Arts Club Ohio Regional Convention participants at Annie Oakley Festival, Greenville, Ohio

As a convention at its peak, the showcase included contests in whip handling, knife throwing, gun spinning and trick roping as well as feature performances and workshops. Wild West arts practitioners from all over the US, Canada and Mexico came to test their skills, learn new things and enjoy the company of fellow performers and artists.

After the recession diminished turnout at these events, in 2009, the event changed from a convention to a “show only” event, retaining the fellowship and educational aspects of its previous incarnation. At this point, the event was free for all to attend, and contests were reduced to exhibition only, with no prizes awarded, just bragging rights. Still, they came. It flourished.

Our featured performers are professionals and some of the most skilled and talented in the industry. These include Kirk Bass, certified thrown weapons expert, Gery Deer, champion whip artistry performer and world-class instructor, and more. We are always looking to add another talented feature act to our show.

Today, the show is still a featured part of the Annie Oakley Festival, now based at York Woods in Ansonia, Ohio, but also travels in various versions. Every performance features exhibition contests, incredible entertainment, and much more. Check out this year’s event schedule – July 27-28, 2018.

See “On The Road Again” below.

On The Road Again …

IMG_0124The American Western Arts Showcase is now available to present its shows anywhere in the United States, including a hosting of competitions and exhibition performances for any western-themed event or venue. We will customize our offerings to your event’s location, theme or timeline. Call for information 937-902-4857 or email gdeer@thewhipstudio.com

The American Western Arts Association is sponsored by The Whip Artistry Studio (thewhipstudio.com) and GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd.

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