The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, recognized as the Rocky Mountain West’s premier cultural event, will take place September 9 -20, 2020, this year in Jackson, Wyoming, celebrating art, food, history, wine and design. Presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Arts Festival presents more than 50 family-friendly events both outdoors and indoors, including gallery walks, open air food fairs, wine tastings, ranch tours and live art demonstrations. Although, this year due to Covid 19-concerns, some of the events will be hosted virtually/online.
September is the perfect time to travel to the charming mountain resort town of Jackson, and the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival presents more than 50 family-friendly events, many of them free, at a time when the summer crowds have dwindled and the scene has shifted to a cooler, calmer and more creative climate. As USA Today said touting Jackson as a fall weekend trip to plan, “Art lovers will enjoy September’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, as well as great music and food.”
Each September visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, can take in a spectacular range of cultural activities and outdoor adventures during a time when the days are long, the air is cooler and there are artful offerings to nourish the soul.
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.
Takin’ It To The Streets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Art Brunch
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 may not be available at galleries this year, depending on Town and State health orders. We ask that attendees do not expect food and drink to be served at this event, but downtown restaurants will likely be open for dine-in and take-out.
Farwell to Fall
Sunday, September 20 | 11am – 3pm | 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.
Canceled Events: Due to Covid-19, some Fall Arts Festival events have decided to postpone until 2021 in an effort to eliminate 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 and The Jackson Hole Home Show
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