There is nothing quite like Jackson Hole’s Fall Arts Festival, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. Over 50 events, hundreds of pieces of art up for auction, nearly every gallery in a fifty-mile radius, and countless artists roaming about Jackson Hole for various shows, studio tours and special events make up the annual celebration of creative perspective, wild landscape and Western culture.

Photo Courtesy of Jay Kazen Photography 

Jackson Hole QuickDraw Auction



For two weeks at the beginning of each September, Jackson Hole takes a pause from adventures in the backcountry for adventures on the canvas and beyond. Wine Down Wednesday is the prelude to the Western Design Conference. A boutique event with limited tickets at the Historic Wort Hotel, a selection of conference participants will participate in a luxury trunk show before anyone else in town can lay their eyes on the jewel and precious metal display of necklaces, cuff bracelets and hair pieces. The evening is paired with seasonal wines released from The Wort’s library.


The following night the first big soiree of the Fall Arts season celebrates style, ingenuity and raw talent at the 31st Annual Western Design Conference. The fashion show and the opening party are one of the favorites of the two-week art fest with furniture, fashion, jewelry and home accessories. The parade of neo-traditional Western couture is accompanied by a live auction kicking off the weekend of shopping. Signature cocktails at open bars and catering are part of the opening night’s ticket from 6-10 pm at the Snow King Event Center on Thursday, September 7th. The exhibit and sale continue through the weekend with chances to celebrate award winners.

Photo Courtesy of Riley Frances Photography 

Fall Arts Festival Gallery Shot

Authors Jeffery Dungan will be signing copies of his book “The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses” on Thursday night. On Saturday, Max Humphrey will sign copies of his title “LODGE: An Indoorsy Tour of America’s National Parks.” Chase Reynolds Ewald will sign copies of “By Western Hands: Functional Art from the Heart of the West” on Thursday night, and Friday through Sunday in the exhibit hall. Read more about this year’s selected designers and artisans in the 2023 Sourcebook.


As the WDC picks up momentum at the base of Snow King, downtown joins the art action on Friday, September 8th with the favorite art walk of the season, Palates & Palettes Free Gallery Walk. The pairing of art and food is as natural as strolling the streets of downtown Jackson. Good thing strolling, sipping, seeing go together because that is the essence of Palates & Palettes.



The annual art walk is considered the official kick-off to Fall Arts Festival as it is the first event that takes place around the Town Square, the central coordinates for the annual festival. Presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Build Magazine, Palates & Palettes marries the talents of artists with bites of modern Mexican fare, old-timey root beer floats, Indian spices, hand-fired pizzas and more. The two-hour gallery walk is sure to satiate your eyes and your appetite.


On Sunday, local talent and an art buyer’s oasis set up shop in The Center Park with Arts on the Green where over fifty vendors will have one-of-a-kind jewelry, art and décor for sale. The annual Art Association of Jackson Hole sale is a beloved event for locals and visitors alike to catch unique pieces for their homes and Christmas lists. Food, art and drinks will be on the lawn from 10 am – 6 pm. Arts on the Green is a juried affair with over fifty hand-selected local and regional creatives sharing their talents in an array of mediums including ceramics, fibers, painting, glass, photography, and mixed media.


The Art Association of Jackson Hole celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2023. The original mission of the community-driven organization to provide opportunities to pursue creativity reaches more corners in the Jackson community than the original founders could have imagined. Today the Art Association is comprised of five studios, an art supply store, and a gallery. The facility is a steadfast anchor for Jackson’s art community providing 10,000 square feet for beginners and masters in the mediums of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, silversmithing, glass, printmaking and mixed media at The Center for the Arts


The Center for the Arts during Fall Arts Festival is home to the Jackson Hole Art Auction where over 200 pieces of art will be up for sale. Finds from estate sales, pieces to never hit the market and collection goals abound in the annual sale that takes place on September 16th. 

Photo Courtesy of Riley Frances Photography 

Fall Arts Festival Elk Sculpture

The auction begins at 12:30 pm but early birds can preview pieces now through September 9th at the Jackson Hole Art Auction showroom at 130 East Broadway. Then the selections of art featuring wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape, still-life and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists will be on view on September 15th at The Center for the Arts from 9 am -8 pm and then again from 9-12 before the auction. Pre-bidding is available now online. Multiple pieces by Carl Rungius, Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert and Helen West are among this year’s lots. The opportunity of taking home a Rungius, a Western art icon and a pillar of Jackson Hole’s art community, would be quite the boon for any wildlife art collector. 


In 2020, the National Museum of Wildlife Art initiated the Carl Rungius Catalogue Raisonné, with the goal to document all of the acclaimed artist’s finished paintings. The Jackson Hole NMWA holds the largest collection of work by Rungius in the United States. Tickets for the 36th Annual Western Vision Art Show + Sale are on sale now. Over 170 artworks will raise money for the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s mission of imparting knowledge and inspiring relationships with nature through art and education. 

Photo Courtesy of Jay Kazen Photography

Jackson Hole QuickDraw, Elk Arches

The in-person ticket includes access to nearly 200 lots of art via the live auction and the fixed price "intent to purchase" draw. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages, live music, dessert reception, and the opportunity to meet many participating artists adjoin the art on the walls. Each ticket holder receives a complimentary 2023 Western Visions Catalog. Online bidders are welcome to participate as well but will need to register at