About the Center
Advancing Western Art through the example set by Fred Oldfield.
Fred's Creative Kids
Weekly student art classes, summer classes, and more creative fun.
Dance Classes (NEW!)
Ballet and contemporary/modern dance workshops for kids and adults.
A creative outlet where the history, passion, and art of Fred Oldfield’s life will live on in all generations
At Fred Oldfield’s Western Heritage & Art Center learn the history of the Western lifestyle and advancing Western art through the example set by Fred Oldfield. Our vision is to provide a creative outlet where the history, passion, and art of Fred Oldfield’s life will live on in all generations. Fred Oldfield had a passion for life that is reflected in his work. His colors are bold and powerful like the beauty he sees in his surroundings.
Until May 22nd
Mondays 10:15 – 11:30 am and 5:45 – 8 pm
Tuesdays 3:45 – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays 3:45 – 6:30 pm
We are also open on Saturdays for special events.
After May 22nd call for FREE Private Tours.
You may call anytime and we will have one of our amazing volunteers give you a private tour. Call us at 253-752-9708.
We always enjoy coming to the Center, and doing whatever we can to forward the goals and dreams that Cowboy Fred instilled in the energy of it.
By helping us honor the work of this remarkable state treasure, you enable us to apply every dollar raised to support the art programs and transform the lives of our youth!
November, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID
Bring your family to meet talented Native artists and view their amazing artwork, carvings, basket weaving, and traditional Native crafts. Be entertained by traditional dances and storytelling!
An “Unconventional Man” has been a phrase to describe Fred and rightfully so ~ he spent his life doing what he loved the most ~ painting! Learn more about Fred’s life and how he became one of the premier painters of the American West.
From Our Western Heritage Center Attendees and Art Students
“My children have been enrolled in the Fred Oldfield Art Center for the last 3 years. The teachers and staff are very friendly, caring, and provide an environment where my children feel inspired to create and learn various skills. It’s a great place for exploring the arts.”
“My kids attended one of the Art Camps this summer, and now they are really enjoying their weekly art lessons. They’re learning to draw, paint, explore different mediums, and much more. Everyone there has been really friendly, too! Thank you for providing this awesome opportunity!”
“Just the best people all in one place. Warm and friendly place for young and older folks.”
“I was privileged to know Fred and be teased by him. Watching him paint was an awesome experience and seeing him with the young people made my heart swell. The Western Heritage Center is a gift to future generations and I’m thankful to have known Fred and experienced the Center first hand. I will miss him.”