Cody Preps for event ‘Bigger than the Fourth’.pdf Cody preps for event ‘bigger than the Fourth’ Annual Rendezvous Royale draws art lovers September 9th, 2016 By Jeff Truchot With the hectic summer tourist season in the rear view mirror, Cody is busy gearing up for what is probably its most-popular annual event — the Rendezvous Royale — a week-long celebration of the arts that has a major positive impact on the town’s economy. As usual, this year’s Rendezvous — which runs from Sept. 17 through 24 — will include three major components under its big umbrella: the centerpiece Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, the Buffalo Bill Quick Draw and Brunch and the Patrons Ball Black-Tie Gala at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. “I like to say it is the most fun you can have and still stay legal,” said Kathy Thompson, the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale’s director for the past 10 years. “It’s probably even bigger than the Fourth of July for us here.” Thompson said the week’s event draws packed crowds every year — with up to 90 percent of attendees coming from outside the Greater Yellowstone area — and while she was originally expecting a smaller turnout this year due to the economy and it being an election year, she said reservations are on par with previous years and she expects as strong a turnout as ever. Thompson said that bookings at local lodging establishments run as high as 95 percent for the week and the days before and after and that while it might take a little work to find a room, last-minute attendees are more than welcome to come. “We are still getting reservations,” Thompson said on Friday, two weeks prior to the start of the Rendezvous. “There’s always places to

10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers By Sheryl Nance-Nash Aug. 30, 2016, at 11:20 a.m. from: US News and World Report If you consider yourself an art aficionado, you’ve probably made the pilgrimage to iconic cities such as New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. But if you’re looking for an under-the-radar art mecca where you can pop into tucked-away museums and galleries and discover a mix of classic and modern displays, these little-known cultural epicenters feature plenty of celebrated collections. To explore a lesser-visited locale, head to these diverse and up-and-coming arts cities. San Juan, Puerto Rico When you picture Puerto Rico, beautiful beaches likely come to mind. But thanks to the city’s rich Taíno, Caribbean, and North American heritage, you’ll also find a thriving arts scene. Take the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, which houses a collection of Puerto Rican art dating back to the 17th century, or the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, which features modern art, including paintings, sculptures and mixed media. In Old San Juan, you’ll also find the National Gallery, which houses the largest collection of José Campeche paintings and artworks by Francisco Oller and his disciples. Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe may feel like a small town, but with more than 250 galleries, the city offers the third-largest art market in the country. Take a walk down Canyon Road and you’ll find some 100 galleries featuring contemporary paintings, traditional Native American weavings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The mile-long street also has bragging rights for having the highest concentration of art galleries in the nation. You’ll find the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more. Cincinnati In Cincinnati, you’ll find plenty of art galleries along with 102 murals that relay the history and culture of the city.