Art at the Classic

The 2020 Draft Horse Classic and Art at the Classic has been canceled. 

2021 Draft Horse Classic
September 16 – 19, 2021

Held during the Draft Horse Classic, which draws nearly 20,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds, Art at the Classic is an equine and western art show that features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.  

Call for Artists
Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic? The juried show is open to all artists over 18 years old whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, work on the land, western landscape, animals or wildlife. Entries must be artist’s original design, produced in the last three years, and not previously shown in Art at the Classic. Classes include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, and anything goes. All artwork must be for sale.

Cash awards and ribbons will be given to First Place in each class and Best of Show.  Ribbons will be awarded for Best Draft Horse Theme, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice.  The artist for the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster will also be chosen from submitted artwork. 

If you’re interested in participating in the show, we will post an application in March 2021.

Artist Booth Space

If you’re interested in purchasing booth space at Art at the Classic, we will post an application in March 2021.

If you are unable to complete either application online, and would like an application mailed to you instead, please send a request to

2020 Poster Artist

Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster, featuring artwork by talented artist Katherine Plumer. The art is titled “Rosebud,” and is perfect for the Draft Horse Classic. Thank you, Katherine, for sharing your talent with us.

pdf 2019 Art at the Classic Winners