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32nd Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West.

Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out our eleven-day festival.

Edward Aldrich will be the featured artist for 2016. Edward Aldrich graduated in 1987 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1991, at the age of 26, he was juried into the Society of Animal Artists and his work is frequently included in their annual exhibition - 'Art and the Animal'. His work is in the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and he has been accepted into their prestigious 'Birds in Art' show on eleven occasions. Learn more about this extraordinary artist at www.edwardaldrich.com.

Keep up with the latest news and information about the arts in Jackson Hole year-round via Facebook!

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Schedule of Events for 2016

Events Subject to Change

Wednesday, September 7

Museum Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon
Enjoy an elegant luncheon at the Four Seasons showcasing finely crafted jewelry and wearable art. The Museum Jewelry & Artisan Luncheon Committee looks for national artisans to provide a broad mix of wearable art and jewelry and introduces a new roster of artists each year. Best of all, 40% of all sales at the event benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s educational programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

  • The Inn at Jackson Hole Conference Center from 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Tickets: $100 Each or Tables of Ten Reserved with Sponsorships for $2,500
  • Contact: 307.732.5445 or www.westernvisions.org

Thursday, September 8

Western Design Conference Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show
Early entry into the Exhibit + Sale allows a first glance at one-of-a-kind creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry, home and lifestyle accessories, meet this year's artisans, walk through the Designer Show House, experience a Runway Fashion Show and participate in the live WDC Auction while enjoying local culinary creations by Café Genevieve + signature cocktails during a festive night of shopping and entertainment.

  • Snow King Center from 6:00-10:00pm
  • Tickets: $125 VIP Seats or $50 General Admission in Advance Online and at the Door
  • Contact: westerndesignconference.com

Friday, September 9

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends.  Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk
More than 30 art galleries open their doors to showcase magnificent art with food and wine. The festive event is open to the public and presents the opportunity to visit with old friends and new. Many other businesses and arts organizations join the fun and add to the atmosphere. Gallery maps are available at participating galleries, at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and in a variety of promotional publications that will be available at hotels and businesses.

Saturday, September 10

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends.  Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

Historic Ranch Tours

Visit historic valley ranches where Jackson Hole's cowboy heritage still thrives. This favorite Fall Arts Festival event takes special significance this year as we join the Triangle X in celebrating their 90th anniversary! The tour is complete with cowboys, Western entertainment, and a good old fashioned barbeque. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine.

  • Busses leave the Home Ranch parking lot at 2:00pm.
  • Tickets: $60
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Sunday, September 11

Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th Annual Exhibit + Sale.  Don’t miss the Designer Show House, which features juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment. And Retail Row is a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends. Catering by e.leaven Food Company.

17th Annual Takin' It to the Streets
The open-air, juried art fair is presented by the Jackson Hole Art Association and features 40 local artists, including some of Jackson's finest, selling an array of fine artwork.

  • Jackson Town Square from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tickets: Free Entry
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Art Association, 307.733.8792 or artistinfo@jhartfair.org

Taste of the Tetons

Valley chefs, restaurants, and caterers put their best culinary work on display. In addition to the open-air tasting fair, participants will enjoy the Rotary Supper Club’s wine tasting and silent auction, “Pickin’ in the Park” live musical entertainment that keeps the crowd entertained, "Pinky Painting in the Park" presented by the Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club that gets the kids involved in making art, and Takin' It to the Streets art fair presented by the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Food and wine samples are exchanged for tickets that may be purchased at any of the four corners of Town Square. Each taste ticket is $1. Samples generally range from two to four tickets.

Wednesday, September 14

Poster Signing with Edward Aldrich at Mountain Trails Gallery
Meet artist Edward Aldrich, and receive a personally signed poster of his featured painting, “Greeting the Dawn.” Posters will be available for purchase, $30 unsigned and $40 signed.

  • 3:00-5:00pm at Mountain Trails Gallery, 155 Center Street
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Art Walk

Join more than 30 Jackson art galleries for the Third Thursdays Art Walk (moved to Wednesday evening for the week of the Fall Arts Festival).  Enjoy fine art and experience the vibrant Jackson art scene. Look for the Art Walk banners!

Thursday, September 15

Wild 100 Artist Party
As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions: Wild 100 Show & Sale, artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids, and mingle with artists before the big sale. The Wild 100 Artist Party features delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by the Rising Sage Café, a full bar, and a low key, casual evening. 

  • 5:30-8:30pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Tickets: $100 (Registration Required)
  • Contact: www.westernvisions.org

Friday, September 16

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes
The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is a two-day, self-guided fundraising tour to experience the craftsmanship and meet the artists behind some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes has a superb catch: face-to-face conversations with the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems. They will reveal the art—and perhaps the magic—behind their achievements in some of the most exciting living spaces in the West.

  • Hosted by Homestead Magazine. Limited tickets available.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.

Wild 100 Show & Sale

Featuring works by 100 of the country's leading artists. This is the final opportunity to place your bid prior to the drawing that determines who is going home with a beautiful new work of art. This exciting evening features a buffet dinner and beverages, and most importantly, the names of the winning bidders are drawn.

  • Doors Open 5:30pm, Bidding Closes 7:00pm, Presentation to Follow at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
  • Entry: $150 (Registration Required)
  • Contact: www.westernvisions.org

Saturday, September 17

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes

The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes is a two-day, self-guided fundraising tour to experience the craftsmanship and meet the artists behind some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes has a superb catch: face-to-face conversations with the finest professionals in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems. They will reveal the art—and perhaps the magic—behind their achievements in some of the most exciting living spaces in the West.

  • Hosted by Homestead Magazine. Limited tickets available.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.jacksonholeshowcase.com.

21st Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present nationally, regionally, and locally recognized artists who will demonstrate their skills at this unique alfresco event. One-of a-kind artwork will be auctioned off following the ninety-minute creative process where spectators will watch artists paint and sculpt. The auction will feature the sale of the 2015 Fall Arts Festival featured painting, “Greeting the Dawn” by Edward Aldrich. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Individuals who are interested in purchasing the artwork should register in advance at the information table.

Sunday, September 18

Art Brunch Gallery Walk
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Sunday morning gallery walk featuring the following art galleries. Enjoy brunch and festive beverages at this closing-day celebration for the 30th Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Enjoy brunch, Bloody Marys, and spectacular art…what an ending! This event provides the opportunity to visit with gallery representatives and take a closer look at the art.

  • Participating Galleries from 11:00am-3:00pm 
  • Contact: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316 or info@jacksonholechamber.com

Schedule is Subject to Change. Please contact the participating organizations or call the Chamber at 307.733.3316 for the latest information.

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Collaborates with Local Winery

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has partnered with local winemakers Jackson Hole Winery to present the signature wine for the 2015 festival. Custom labels on the bottles display the 2015 fall arts festival featured artist Billy Schenck’s oil painting, “13 Minutes From Eternity,” also depicted on the festival’s 2015 official poster. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Chardonnay comes from Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, Calif., a region known for producing some of the finest Chardonnays in the world. The wine is produced in natural French oak barrels allowing it to age without introducing a lot of oak flavor. The winery describes the Chardonnay as clean, crisp, and fruit-forward. It offers green apple and citrus notes on the nose and is medium-bodied, filled with pear and green apple on the palate, with juicy acidity on the finish.
The Syrah comes from Dry Creek Valley, also in Sonoma County, Calif., and is rich in color with a nose like a bowl of dark berry fruit including black cherry, raspberry and plum. Jackson Hole Winery suggests the Syrah pairs perfectly with game meats, such as elk, venison, buffalo and moose – perfect for the fall season. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival signature wines can be purchased at The Liquor Store, Dornan’s, and Westside Wine & Spirits. Out-of-towners can order bottles online at bottledwyoming.com/collections/jackson-hole-winery. The Chardonnay will retail at $24, the Syrah at $26. The commemorative is a favorite festival souvenir for attendees, with part of the proceeds from the sale of the wines designated to support the festival. 

Keep up with the latest news and information about the arts in Jackson Hole on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/JHFallartsfestival. 

Why Does Art Thrive in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? 

Richard Bangs and Kathryn Mapes Turner explore some of the reasons that art thrives in Jackson Hole. Have you heard the mythical Sirens in the Tetons?   

Thank You, Volunteers!

Friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues contribute their time to network and give back to the community while having fun.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and events throughout the year, please call 307.733.3316.

Plan to Attend Future Fall Arts Festivals!

Future Festival Dates
September 7-17, 2017

 

 

 

Updated 6/6/16



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