Western Stars Gallery Has Aged Well Like A Fine Wine


Three years have zoomed by. In the course of those 1095 days, Western Stars Gallery has come to know so many people. Whether first timers to Lyons, Colorado - or from afar, slightly nervous new artists showing their work - hoping to be represented by a gallery for the first time, returning visitors with friends and family from the Denver area, or Lyons residents who only just recently ventured through the gallery’s doors and were pleasantly pleased at our eclectic offerings - Chrystal DeCoster and Betsy Hubner, proprietors of Western Stars, have embraced them all.

You see, we are very proud to represent our over 160 different artists and consignors.


We opened our doors after the flood and because of the flood - to put money in the pockets of artists.


Our consignment rate is higher than many like-shops, we strive to be honest with consignors as to what is apt to sell, provide high quality offerings at a fair value, and through an ever-changing curation process our store is kept fresh and aesthetically interesting. Having something for all ages and wages is another aspect we pride ourselves in.


The holiday season allows you to visit our gift shop over and over again. We are stocking up with new inventory almost daily, and it is the varied gallery experience that enthralls our regular customers. This season, we are launching our 24 day countdown to Christmas; we will have 20% off of pre-announced select items for each of those 24 days. Hop on over to Western Stars Gallery & Studio Facebook page to see what featured items are discounted on which days. As you rally your way up Highway 36 to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, please stop in - buy a gift for those you love, invest in some fine or just stop in and say “Hello."


Up until noon on December 20th, Western Stars will be accepting donations for The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway. The shelter is in need of gifts that bring added relief from the challenges and social indignities that many clients struggle with on a daily basis, including personal care items for regaining and maintaining dignity en route to discovering an independent and productive life/employment. Items most needed include: travel-sized toiletries; reading glasses; earplugs; common over the counter medications (without alcohol) and vitamins; first aid items; new hats, gloves, socks, and hand warmers; bath towels and wash cloths; twin-size cotton blankets; and RTD bus tickets, passes, tokens. The gallery will deliver all donations collected in Lyons on the morning of Friday December 21.


Currently open daily 11-6 through Christmas Eve, Western Stars will be closed Christmas and New Year’s day and will close early on Christmas and New Years eves. For questions regarding consigning art, photography, woodworking or other handmade creations, antiques, our estate appraisal services, community use of our space, custom arts-centric celebrations - please call 303-747-3818 or email us at info@westernstarsgallerystudio.com.

Remember, if you have not graced our doors as of yet, Western Stars is not just Western, beyond a gallery and more than a gift shop. Stop by and tell us what you think!

What's Up? Artists on the GROW...

Ezra Tucker's "American Bison Portrait" - one of four pieces accepted in the 2018 Western Art Show in Cheyenne.

Ezra Tucker's "American Bison Portrait" - one of four pieces accepted in the 2018 Western Art Show in Cheyenne.

Like crystals sparkling in fresh morning snow, some of Western Stars' artists are especially aglow this month...

Our center gallery artist, Ezra Tucker, with fresh fanfare under his wings from such publications as December's Western Art & Architecture, is en route to Charleston, SC to the annual Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Last year Tucker of Monument was the event's featured artist. This year he is described in the catalog as follows: "Internationally renowned artist, Ezra Tuckerʼs vast knowledge of animal species and their anatomy gives his subjects a fresh appeal reminiscent of the old masters. Ezraʼs artistic style relies on his strong draftsmanship and expert painterly skills. His bold, distinctive style of painting animals reflects his acute observation of his subjects and he displays an intimate and emotional portrait quality rarely seen in Wildlife Art. Thus giving the viewer the opportunity to see a familiar creature with renewed knowledge and appreciation. Ezraʼs artwork has been recognized through numerous awards of excellence and his extensive and prestigious commercial and private client list." We sense that this humble hard-working artist will have his best show ever.

In addition, it looks like Tucker has also once again earned a spot in the this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days "Western Art Show" celebrating the American West’s heritage, scenery & the Western way of life. This show opens on July 19th.

"You're Pissing Me Off" by Jenifer Bacon of Longmont will be seen at Cheyenne Frontier Days..

"You're Pissing Me Off" by Jenifer Bacon of Longmont will be seen at Cheyenne Frontier Days..

Jenifer Bacon, painter, & Carol Walker, photographer, both from Longmont, had work accepted at “Western Spirit Art Show & Sale” March 3 - April 15 at Cheyenne Frontier Days. The opening is March 3 at 6pm & 276 artists will be will showcased.

"White Stallion's Pride," a photo by Longmont's Carol Walker, has also earned a spot at Frontier Days in Cheyenne.

"White Stallion's Pride," a photo by Longmont's Carol Walker, has also earned a spot at Frontier Days in Cheyenne.

Palmer Lake painter Gary Gore just finished "Gathering at Bent's Old Fort", 28 x 48, oil, a depiction of what was a major trading destination along the Santa Fe Trail during the mid 1840s. This piece, a departure in subject matter from his usual landscapes, is destined to be part of a Plein Air Artists of Colorado show that will hang in Denver's Capital starting in May.  

"Gathering at Bent's Old Fort" by Gary Gore will adorn the Capital's walls in May.

"Gathering at Bent's Old Fort" by Gary Gore will adorn the Capital's walls in May.

The Out West Art Show recently announced that "Longhorn Blue" by Trish Stevenson, Savage, MT, will be included in the March 14-17 Squared Small Works show in Great Falls, MT. 

"Longhorn Blue" by Trish Stevenson, Savage, MT, just earned a spot at a show in Great Falls.

"Longhorn Blue" by Trish Stevenson, Savage, MT, just earned a spot at a show in Great Falls.

Finally, painter Jack Olson of Severance, noted for his shimmering aspen & historically referenced train scenes, is awaiting word back from a number of juried events to which he's applied for entry.

We applaud artists of all kinds to show & grow & GLOW!