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Going wild for Western artwork
Bowen Center opens new exhibit in Dawsonville
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Art of the “Wild Wild West” will cover the walls of the Bowen Center for the Arts for more than 30 days.

From March 6 to April 18, saddles, boots, hats, bridles, lassos, chuck wagons and several historical artifacts such as a spinning wheel will be on display at 334 Ga. 9 N in Dawsonville. A reception and awards ceremony will be from 5-7 p.m. March 6. Artists awards include $500 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.

Organizers encourage North Georgia residents to bring the family and pose with life-size Western posters. Attendants also may venture back in time with a tour of the pioneer days and western landscapes.

Others may enter or attend the Chuckwagon Chili Contest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14. Cowboy chili judges will be on hand. The deadline to enter contest is March 11. The entry fee is $5. Awards will be presented to first, second and third.

For others, a cowboy and cowgirl contest for best western gear will be available.

For more information, visit, email or call 706-216-2787.