March 2, 2016

2nd Annual Western Heritage Demonstration

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Gold Buckle Champion is kicking off our 2nd annual Western Heritage Art Project on April 2nd at Karcher Mall in Nampa, ID. This year’s kickoff will feature several artists doing demonstrations of art forms that helped shape our Western Heritage. Braiding, leather tooling, silverwork, and cowboy poetry, to name a few.

Their crafts will be demonstrated from 1:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, April 2nd, at Gold Buckle Champion, Suite 1234, across from JoAnn Fabrics.
This is the precursor to our Western Heritage Art project, where student artists from Treasure Valley School districts are invited to submit their best works to be chosen for exhibition in an art show during the summer of 2016. Gold Buckle Champion is a non-profit organization whose mission is to further the education of equine health and safety while preserving our western heritage and history by means of promoting equine events incorporating the youth and community.

Gold Buckle Champion continues the tradition of our Western Heritage by teaching and guiding our children. Our focus is on developing the creativity in our children through our art program, Art of Building a Community. Studies show that there is a correlation between art and other academic achievements. A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day, three days a week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.

If you or anyone you know is interested in demonstrating an art form or would like to enter the contest, don't hesitate to contact us.

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