2024 Homestead Magazine


Homestead Magazine


Fall Arts Festival – Find Your One Of A Kind

Artist Kathryn Turner showcasing her work during Palates and Palettes

Design Associates

Story By
David Porter

Jackson loves art, from the representative to the culinary and performing. Undoubtedly the best time to take it all in is during the 34th annual Fall Arts Festival this September.

Maureen Murphy, director of special events at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the festival organizer, says, “Buyers both local and from afar place Jackson in the top five markets of Western art.”

For one festival event, Palates and Palettes, more than 30 galleries open their doors to co-host an evening replete with fine art, live music, delicious food and perfect wine pairings catered by local chefs.

Fall Arts Festival Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 6TH
Western Design Exhibit + Sale
Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show
6pm — 10pm, tickets $50 & $125

Friday — Sunday, September 7TH — 9TH
Western Design Exhibit + Sale
10am — 5pm
artitude Adjustment: Daily sponsored happy hours
Tickets $15

Friday, September 7TH
Palates & Palettes

Friday, September 7TH
Western Design Exhibit + Sale
Design Excellence Awards Celebration
$19,000 is presented with cocktails + artisan chocolates

Western Design Exhibit + Sale
Benefit Night — 10% of sales to benefit
Jackson Hole Art Association
4pm — 7pm

Sunday, September 9TH
Taste of the Tetons

Sunday, September 9TH
Western Design Exhibit + Sale

Wednesday, September 12TH
Featured Artist Poster Signing

Quickdraw Art Sale + Auction

Ann Everett Fashion Designs featured at Western Design Fashion Show

Spectators can watch artists sculpt and paint in the Town Square during the Quick Draw Art Sale and Auction. Be ready to purchase your favorite piece. Proceeds from the sales, which can be as affordable as $900 each, support the festival. The painting “Rise Above,” by the 2017 festival’s featured artist, Mark Keathley, fetched more than $77,000.

Taste of the Tetons. Valley chefs, restaurants and caterers put their best culinary work on display for sampling.
Quick Draw Art Sale + Auction, Amy Ringholz painting in plein air. Paintings are auctioned immediately following the 90-minute session.

Western Design Artist J Booth Art
For four days, the Western Design Exhibit + Sale, now in its 26th year, is the largest gallery in Jackson. The Opening Preview Party kicks off the festival with a gala and couture runway fashion show. Festive cocktails at five open bars, gourmet food and an energetic crowd mingle with 100-plus juried exhibitors. The Exhibit + Sale features unexpectedly sophisticated and uniquely crafted home furnishings, jewelry and fashion, as well as a designer show house.

“The fresh perspectives and creativity found at the Exhibit + Sale continue to draw thousands annually,” says Executive Director Allison Merritt. “It’s clear that Western has many meanings and that one-of-a-kind doesn’t have to mean unaffordable. Much like the artists themselves, their unique work features everything from cowboy to contemporary and encourages a fresh and open-minded approach to design.”

Designer Show House dining room by Kibler & Kirch