SLOPOKE: Fine Art of the West

Western Art Fair Goes On Outdoors in Solvang September 25-27

Credit: Jim Wodark

Had enough of indoor living, Netflix, and staring into the fridge? It’s time to saddle up and mosey to Solvang for SLOPOKE, the outdoor western arts fair taking place this weekend at Monty Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms. The event is entirely outside and complimentary SLOPOKE cowboy bandanas will be provided to all ticket holders. 

Among the highlights this year are three sculpture unveilings of newly cast bronze works. “Conchita,” by Errol Gordon, depicts a groundbreaking female bullfighter from Peru. “Spur Check,” by Dino Mehaffie, serves up some ranch life style, and “Martha,” by Pat Roberts, is a loving portrait of a well-known local mule. How SYV is that?

SLOPOKE is a safe open air event, with social distancing, hand sanitizer, and complimentary SLOPOKE cowboy bandanas that can be used as face masks. Attendees will also receive a free high-quality art book.The event takes place September 25-27, 2020, with an artist reception and awards ceremony from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday; 10-5, Saturday; and 10-4, Sunday. The ranch is located at 901 East Highway 246 in Solvang. Information and tickets are available at:

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