Almost 400 collectors and art enthusiasts met 49 leading Western artists last weekend for the 12th annual Quest for the West show and sale in Indianapolis.
$968,415 was the grand total for last weekend’s Quest for the West show and sale at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. The exhibition, which presents 162 artworks, is now open to the general public with regular museum admission and will continue through October 8.
A new feature in 2017 was a miniature art sale in which artists offered burgeoning collectors the chance to acquire smaller, more affordable paintings. Enthusiastic buyers snapped up almost all of them on September 8.
“As one of the Eiteljorg’s key fund-raising events, Quest for the West provides an opportunity to support Western artists by connecting them with collectors who make it possible for them to pursue their creative visions,” said museum President John Vanausdall. “We are inspired by the Western artworks that beautifully convey the complexity of the American West, past and present, and are looking forward to museum visitors enjoying the exhibit over the next month. We are very pleased that the first ever Quest miniature art sale was enthusiastically embraced by artists and collectors alike.”
To learn more, visit the Eiteljorg Museum.
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