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Fall Arts Festival Events

Live, in-person, and virtual events

2020 Fall Arts Festival Schedule of Events


Western Visions Jewelry and Artisan Sale - This in-person event has been cancelled, we invite you to shop these artists virtually
Kathryn Mapes Turner Outdoor Demonstration - Turner Fine Art
Opening Day of the 2020 Online Elk Antler Auction


Western Design Digital Sourcebook Launch
Online Elk Antler Auction


Evening Reception & Artist Talk, Last of the Old West by Connor Liljestrom - New West Fine Art
Sustain Opening Celebration - Center for the Arts
Les Thomas: TROUT exhibit debut - Dielh Gallery
Contemporary Dance Wyoming Site-Specific Performance - New West Fine Art
Online Elk Antler Auction


Western Visions Paintings, Sculptures, and Sketch Show and Sale
Live painting outside the gallery by Connor Liljestrom - New West Fine Art
Online Elk Antler Auction


Takin' It To The Streets Art Fair
Online Elk Antler Auction
Live paitning outside the gallery by Connor Liljestrom - New West Fine Art
Jewelry pop-up, small paintings show, knives and rockblocks show - New West Fine Art


A Conversation with National Geographic Artists, Rip & Alison Caswell - Watch this video!
Bid on Rip & Alison's QuickDraw sculpture now! Bid here.


Artist Reception with Rip & Alison Caswell - Gallery Wild
Artist Demo with Kathryn Mapes Turner - Turner Fine Art
Meet-and-Greet with Artist David Frederick Riley - Altamira Fine Art
Online Elk Antler Auction


The Jackson Hole Five: Important Painters from the West
Amy Ringholz painting live 12-2 - Ringholz Studios
Artist Reception with Kathryn Mapes Turner - Turner Fine Art
Nancy Cawdrey in the Gallery - West Lives On
Demo and Meet-and-Greet with Artist Travis Walker - Altamira Fine Art
Mark Eberhard & Joshua Tobey - Astoria Fine Art
Online Elk Antler Auction
Jackson Hole Art Auction Preview


Thomas Blackshear Poster Signing (details below) - Trailside Galleries
Artist Reception with Julie Chapman, Patricia Griffin, Larry Moore, and Carrie Wild - Gallery Wild
Amy Ringholz painting live 12-2 - Ringholz Studios
Jackson Hole Art Auction Preview
Meet-and-Greet with Artist Bradford Overton - Altamira Fine Art
Gallery Reception & Artist Talk with Connor Liljestrom - New West Fine Art
Mark Eberhard & Joshua Tobey - Astoria Fine Art
Contemporary Dance Wyoming Site-Specific Performance - New West Fine Art
Jewelry, small paintings, knives & rockblocks show - New West Fine Art
Online Elk Antler Auction


Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival QuickDraw and Auction
Jackson Hole Art Auction
Thomas Blackshear, Featured Artist, Open House - Trailside Galleries
Horizon Artists at QuickDraw - Horizon Fine Art
Life Lived Wild - Gallery Wild
QuickDraw Artists' Show - Mountain Trails Gallery
Amy Ringholz painting live 12-2 - Ringholz Studios
Wildlife Masters Showcase - Astoria Fine Art
Closing Day of the 2020 Online Elk Antler Auction


Sunday Art Walk. Walk Only, No Brunch for 2020 - details & participating galleries below
Meet-and-greet and live demonstrations - Horizon Fine Art
Anything's Possible Exhibit Opening - Center for the Arts / The Art Association
Amy Ringholz painting live 12-2 - Ringholz Studios
Live painting by Connor Liljestrom - New West Fine Art

Featured Events

2020 Online Elk Antler Auction
Wednesday, September 9 - Saturday, September 19 | Online
This year's famous Elk Antler Auction, typically hosted in May, was cancelled due to Covid concerns. The Jackson Hole Boy Scouts of America, The National Elk Refuge, and event partners have decided to host this event online in September. They will be selling the bulk of the antlers gathered this year, and proceeds benefit The National Elk Refuge's Forest Enhancement Program and local Scout's fees.
Online auction here. The auction site is currently under construction - please be aware that some inventory is still being added before the auction begins.

Western Design Conference Digital Sourcebook Launch
Thursday, September 10 | Online
The 2020 Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale will be online through a new virtual marketplace. Buyers will SOURCE, COMMISSION + SHOP the Best of the West from the last 28 years via the interactive Digital Sourcebook – Available September 10. More information here.

Takin' It To The Streets Art Fair
Sunday, September 13 | 10am - 4pm | Center for the Arts Lawn
This locals-only art fair takes over the Center for the Arts Lawn on Sunday, September 13 during the Fall Arts Festival. This juried fair features 50+ local creatives and includes some of Jackson's finest artists, selling an array of mediums. To apply to sell your work at Takin' It To The Streets, click here.

Artist Reception with Rip & Alison Caswell
Wednesday, September 16 | 1 - 7pm | Gallery Wild
Rip and Alison will be in the gallery all day.  A reception will be held from 1 – 7 pm.  Rip & Alison bring years of talent and experience to the collection of artists at Gallery Wild. Come learn about the lost wax sculpting technique the Caswell’s use to reproduce each piece of an edition. More information here.

Thomas Blackshear Poster Signing
Friday, September 18 | 1-3pm | Trailside Galleries
Featured artist, Thomas Blackshear, will be signing posters and meeting fans at Trailside Galleries. 2020 commemorative posters, tubes, and shipping will be available for sale at the event. Please be aware that only a restricted number of guests will be allowed in the gallery at one time. Pre-purchase posters here.

Artist Reception with Julie Chapman, Patricia Griffin, Larry Moore, & Carrie Wild
Friday, September 18 | 1 - 7pm | Gallery Wild
An artist reception for Gallery Wild's Fall Arts Festival participating artists from 1-7pm in the gallery. Enjoy an evening of art, drinks and socializing.More here.

QuickDraw & Auction
Saturday, September 19 | 8am - 12pm | Downtown Jackson & Virtual Event
One of Jackson's most highly anticipated event offers virtual participation options for 2020! Watch live in downtown Jackson or on a live stream here as 30 of Jackson's best artists create 90-minute masterpieces. Then bid in real-time on BidSquare to acquire one of these incredible works. Thomas Blackshear's famed Hunter's Watch, the 2020 Fall Arts Festival painting of the year, will go to auction in the middle of the action. For more on this event, click here. To register to bid, here.

Jackson Hole Art Auction
Saturday, September 19 | 12 - 5pm | Jackson Hole Art Auction
Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape and Western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists. The JHAA is a signature event of Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival and attracts collectors from across the country as well as abroad. More information and place bids here.

Thomas Blackshear, Featured Artist, Open House
Saturday, September 19 | 4 - 6pm | Trailside Galleries
Meet award-winning painter and illustrator, Thomas Blackshear, the 2020 Fall Arts Festival featured artist of the year. 
Trailside Galleries annual open house is alos an opportunity to meet other famous Trailside-represented artist, mingle with gallery staff and owners, and shop some of the most unique and beautiful Western Art in the area.

Life Lived Wild
Saturday, September 19 | 12 - 6pm | Gallery Wild
All Gallery Wild artists have been invited to be in the gallery on Saturday after the QuickDraw. This is your opportunity to meet and greet many Gallery Wild artists to learn more about their process and what inspires them. Enjoy some food, drink, and the artists who make Gallery Wild so successful. Read more.

Sunday Art Walk
Sunday, September 20 | 11am - 3pm | Participating Galleries
A celebration of the entire Fall Arts Festival, this gallery walk features exhibits, artist receptions, and live studios throughout Jackson in our world-class galleries. Please note: food and drink will not be available at galleries this year due to community health orders. Participating galleries: Gallery Wild, Horizon Fine Art, New West Fine Art, Mountain Trails Gallery, Altamira Fine Art, West Lives On, Ringholz Studios, Astoria Fine Art, Center for the Arts / Art Association of Jackson Hole.

Farwell to Fall
Sunday, September 20 | 12pm - 4pm | Horizon Fine Art
During the Sunday Art Brunch, visit Horizon Fine Art for the infamous Farewell to Fall. The Fine Art Gallery becomes a live art studio with multiple featured artists creating works and meeting buyers throughout the event. Additional information available here.

Canceled Events

Due to Covid-19, some Fall Arts Festival events have decided to postpone until 2021 in an effort to elimiate large gatherings and keep our community safe. The following have been removed from the 2020 schedule of events, and look to return next year:
Palates & Palettes
The Historic Ranch Tour
Taste of the Tetons
The Jackson Hole Home Show


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QuickDraw & Auction

The 2020 Fall Arts Festival QuickDraw and Auction goes virtual for the first time in festival history! Watch and participate in-person or in real-time from anywhere in the world.

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Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Wyoming's landmark watering hole will host the Fall Arts Festival's first QuickDraw & Art Auction that will be available both in person and online.

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2020 Signed Poster

Pre-Order a 2020 Fall Arts Festival commemorative poster, featuring Thomas Blackshear's Hunter's Watch, and signed by the featured artist.

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