Fall Arts Festival

Artist Carrie Wild, from Gallery Wild, painting en plein air on the Town Square during the Quick Draw Art Sale + Auction. Artists have 90 minutes to complete their work, which is then auctioned immediately afterward under the tent.

For a schedule of the vast array of cultural
events—open galleries, Palates and Palettes,
Quick Draw Art Sale + Auction­ — go to
jacksonholechamber.com

Story By
Sasha Finch
Photos By
Jackson Hole chamber of commerce

As the days grow shorter, the nights cooler, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce hosts one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West celebrating the arts—the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, now in its 35th year. Whether you attend the always popular Palates and Palettes Art Walk, Taste of the Tetons, Quick Draw Art Sale + Auction or the Historic Ranch Tour, each year brings together nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine and wine.

Newly completed paintings being shown at the Quick Draw Art Sale + Auction. Proceeds from the sales support the Fall Arts Festival.

Fall Arts Festival Calendar of Events


Thursday, September 5TH
6pm — 10pm Western Design Opening
Preview Party + Fashion Show

Friday, September 6TH
10am — 5pm Western Design Exhibit + Sale
5pm — 8pm Palates & Palettes

Saturday, September 7TH
10am — 5pm Western Design Exhibit + Sale
2pm Historic Ranch Tours


This year’s festival runs from Wednesday, September 4th, through Sunday, September 15th, featuring artist Kathryn Mapes Turner, the fourth generation raised on her family’s Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. A recipient of numerous national awards, Turner conveys her “experience of a subject’s essential spirit and energy” in impressionistic paintings of nature and wildlife. Every fifth year also features a sculptor; this year John E. Simms, a local metal sculptor, will display multiple works. His sculptural pieces, based on geometric forms, are “organic configurations emanating vital strength.”

Guests listen intently as Harold and John Turner tell tales of earlier days at the Triangle X Ranch during the 2018 event. The Historic Ranch tours are always a highlight of the festival. Tickets available at jacksonholechamber.com.