The famed Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, dubbed “one of the Rocky Mountain West’s premier cultural festivals” by Travel + Leisure, offers an exciting lineup of events for its 34th year in stunning Jackson Hole. A wide variety of outdoor and indoor celebrations for art lovers, foodies and nature enthusiasts makes the September 5-16, 2018, festival a top cultural travel destination for fall.
With more than 50 family-friendly events, many of which are free, and with summer crowds departed, September is the perfect time to be in Jackson soaking in the works of talented local and national artists, ranging from oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures to fashion, furniture and food.
Returning festival favorites include the Western Design Exhibit + Sale which returns to the Snow King Center on Sept. 6 with its action-packed Opening Preview Party, complete with cocktails, bites and hundreds of juried artists’ work to peruse, plus a live runway fashion show. The exhibit and sale continue through Sept. 9, providing the opportunity for guests to shop and talk shop with the talented artists and designers. Returning this year is the impressive Designer Show House, featuring five professionally designed rooms to explore in a unique life-size model home on the showroom floor.
Other returning Fall Arts Festival favorites include the Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk, where galleries stay open late and offer guests a look at their collections while serving wine, appetizers and in some cases live music on Friday, Sept. 7. Locals and visitors alike crave the scrumptious Taste of the Tetons event, offering a chance to sample culinary arts from Jackson Hole’s best chefs on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Architecture and design enthusiasts can revel in the excitement of the Showcase of Homes Tour on Friday, Sept. 14, offering a glimpse into Jackson’s spectacular mountain homes and the opportunity to discuss technique and craftsmanship with the experts behind their design. And Western cultural history fans can tour the valley’s historic ranches where cowboy heritage still thrives.
A festival finale and fan favorite, the always popular QuickDraw takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15, attracting dozens of artists to the world-famous Jackson Town Square, where they’re given 90 minutes to paint, sculpt and sketch their masterpieces before the live auction to sell the unique works.
A full schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events can be found here by clicking here.
If you are making plans to attend Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival in 2019, Luxury Properties Jackson Hole can find you the perfect vacation rental as well as arrange your itinerary through our lifestyle concierge services. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Us