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Championing Local Creativity

THE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

Artist Kathryn Turner showcasing her work during Palates and Palettes


THE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
FOR A SCHEDULE OF THE VAST ARRAY
OF CULTURAL EVENTS—OPEN GALLERIES,
PALATES AND PALETTES, QUICKDRAW ART
SALE + AUCTION—GO T0

JACKSONHOLECHAMBER.COM

Story By
KATY NINER
Photos By
LATHAM JENKINS

Every September, Jackson artists become the toast of the town, fe?ted for the creative community they’ve cultivated and the artwork they’ve shared with the valley and beyond. Such has been the celebratory core of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival since its founding 36 years ago. While the calendar of events has changed over the decades, the festival’s ethos has endured, a commitment best expressed through the annual featured artist, whose commissioned work graces all promotional pieces, from posters to wine bottles.

Committed as ever to championing local creativity, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce plans to adapt this year’s festival—slated for September 9th to the 20th—by shifting focus to online participation and smaller events in galleries, says Maureen Murphy, director of special events for the chamber. For instance, the QuickDraw—a fan favorite that finds intrepid artists racing the clock to produce collectible works—may move indoors, and the culminating auction may welcome online bidders. “No matter the venue or the format,” says Murphy, “the festival will remain a highlight of the Jackson arts scene.”

QuickDraw Art Sale + Auction, Fred Kingwill painting in plein air.
Paintings are auctioned immediately following the 90-minute session.