"I think it is the accumulation of all these experiences, the research and the old stories, the trips on the old trails to actual places, the visits to history museums, large and small, that make it possible to do pictures that are real and believable and have the feeling of the place and the time. I have always tried in both wildlife paintings and historical paintings to take the viewer to an actual place and make him feel he was really there."



John Clymer, An Artist's Rendezvous With The Frontier West, W. Reed. P 32




First Fridays

1st Friday - August 1st
Artwalk from 5 to 7pm


Refreshments provided by the Clymer Museum

Valley Crafty Critters 4H Club are bringing their small animals. Participants can draw or paint on canvas’ the animal of their choosing right outside the museum!

How The West Was Won

The Clymer Museum & Gallery proudly presents Justin Colt Beckman in “How The West Was Won”

Opening 1st Friday - August 1st, from 5 to 7pm

Runs through August 31st







Jazz in the Valley from 9:00PM to Midnight Friday, July 25
The Clymer Museum is hosting Rebecca Kilgore & Randy Porter


Jazz in the Valley from 1:00PM-6:00PM Saturday, July 26th
$12 for five scrips and a wine glass or $2 each for individual scrip
(includes a souvenir wine glass)


Wineries include: Barnard Griffin, Bergevin Lane, Swiftwater Cellars, Naches Heights, Parajas Cellars, Windy Point, Patit Creek, Thurston Wolf, Milbrandt, & Kiona.

Evening entertainment from 9:00pm to midnight July 26th is The Lenny Price Quartet featuring Hal Weary
We are hosting a trunk show by the artist and jeweler Crystal Smith the week-end of Jazz in The Valley. Crystal is bringing in handcrafted jewelry.




Christmas in July sale - Saturday July 19th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Our First Annual Wall Art Sale - Saturday August 16th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Save The Date - Rendevous Saturday October 4th at the fairgrounds Teanaway Hall, musical entertainment by Wylie & the Wild West. This year is a live auction, there will be a John and Doris Clymer look-a-like contest and karaoke with old western artist music such as Ernest Tubbs, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and old bluegrass tunes.Dinner, dance, auction, and concert ticket $50.00 PRESALE ONLY. Dinner and Dance presale ticket price $25.00 and available at the door for $30.00.
Little Art on the Prairie - Art in the Parks Schedule:
Tuesday July 15th, 12:30PM, Kiwanis Park – Plein Air Tuesday July 22th, 11:30AM, Mt. View Park – Still Life Tuesday July 29th, 12:30PM, Kiwanis Park – Traditional Quilting



The Clymer Museum & Gallery was established in 1989 and opened in its present location in 1991, to honor our native son, John Ford Clymer. Although Clymer was born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, after high school he embarked on a long and storied career. The Clymer Museum and Gallery hosts the largest collection of Clymer works that are not privately held. Located in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, the Clymer Museum and Gallery draws visitors and art patrons from all corners of the world.



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