Coronavirus Rules Claim 2020 Western Wildlife Art Show


CRAWFORD – The list of local events falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. One of the latest is next week’s 47th annual Western Wildlife Art Show at Fort Robinson State Park.

The show board of directors says the safety of volunteers, artists, and visitors is vital, but the design of the park’s Veterinary Hospital makes it close to impossible to maintain recommended social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines.

The board also felt directives for catered dinners are not conducive to the Art Show style, further confirming the feeling that canceling is the best decision for all involved.

They regret the lost opportunities for visitors and the artists, who helped the board make the very difficult decision to skip this year and most of whom have already confirmed they will return in 2021 including featured artist Jana Van Housen of Aurora, NE

The Western Wildlife Art Show is a non-profit corporation under the name Fort Robinson Centennial Incorporated, and the board is working toward making it self-sustaining in the future through donations and benefactors.

Anyone wishing to donate or with suggestions for the future can either mail them to P O Box 531, Crawford NE 69339 or email them to