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Jackson Hole Art Events Kick Off Next Week with Opening of 30th Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

August 29, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The 30th annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, mixing visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts, kicks off next week in Jackson, Wyoming.

The 10 days of Jackson Hole arts events, September 3 – 14, 2014, include more than 50 family-friendly activities – many of them free. Festival highlights include the Palates & Palettes gallery walk on September 5; the Historic Ranch Tour on September 6, providing a peek at the real cowboy gI_143099_QuickDraw_KathrynTurner-cropped-smallerlife; Taste of the Tetons on September 7, sampling creations by the valley’s top chefs; theShowcase of Homes tours of exclusive private residences, September 12 and 13; and the crowd-favorite QuickDraw in Town Square on September 13.

The Western Design Conference is one of the signature events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The world’s preeminent exhibition of Western furniture, fashion and accessories, the WDC returns to Jackson, Wyo., September 4 – 7, 2014. The exhibit and sale’s one-of-a-kind juried Western arts and design show has added a new Designer Show House and Retail Row this year. The four-day conference opens Thursday, September 4 with a much anticipated party at the Snow King Center that includes jewelry and runway fashion shows, modeled by Jackson Hole locals. The celebration continues September 5 –7, also at Snow King, with the annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale, featuring museum-quality functional art by more than 115 Western-inspired artisans.

At the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a new “Wild 100” focus has been added to its annual Western Visions® fundraiser, a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The museum will showcase a combination of well-established top-selling artists and emerging talents who will be the next generation of leading wildlife artists in an exceptional arts experience. Major events in the month-long Western Visions include a Wild 100 Artist Party with live presentations by 2014 Featured Artists Ewoud de Groot and Gwynn Murrill on September 11. The Wild 100 Show & Sale on September 12 provides the opportunity to purchase remarkable contemporary wildlife artworks, including works by internationally known Western impressionist Theodore Waddell, New York sculptor Jane Rosen, and Mark Eberhard, whose paintings were featured in a recent National Museum of Wildlife Art avian art exhibition.

A complete schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events may be found at For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307.733.3316

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