I remember growing up here and there were two times a year that were completely dead. Even about five or so years ago we had what we called "off-season," where the tourists left and our little town shut down. Restaurants closed down, the streets were dead and even the gorgeous weather seemed to turn dull for a month or so. Now, it's not the case. Jackson Hoel is busy no matter what season it is... and with that bustle, there is always something going on.
This week brings the kick off for the Fall Arts Festival. September has always been known as the "Newly Weds and Nearly Deads" season, but since the Fall Arts Festival has come to town, town is just as busy as July 4th.
The kick off is always the Western Design Conference.It starts this evening from 6-10PM.
From their site:
The Western Design Conference (WDC) brings together artists, scholars, collectors, interior designers, architects, and fashion designers with a passion for the West. From documented American craft, to home design, to fashion, the show is expanding to encompass all aspects of the best of Western design. This event celebrates functional museum-quality creations capturing the spirit of the West.
During the Exhibit + Sale you’ll meet the artists whose handcrafted works in leather, metal, home accents, woodworking, mixed media, jewelry, and fashion will be showcased and available for purchase at our spectacular location in beautiful Jackson Hole. Over $19,000 worth of cash awards are given out annually. The energy generated by tourists, artists, local businesses, and residents promises to make the WDC unforgettable—for both exhibitors and attendees.
Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale – Snow King Center – 100 E. Snow King Ave.
Tickets: in advance online and at the door
Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show
Thursday, September 7
6 – 10pm
The next big "Kick Off Event" for the Fall Arts is the Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk
This event happens Friday and shouldn't be missed! More than 30 art galleries open their doors to showcase magnificent art with food, wine and music! 5-8pm | Open to the public | See the list of participating galleries along with their partners. These pairings are subject to change.
Some of my work will be shown at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, so if you're in the area, make sure to stop by!
And finally, you can't miss Old Bill's Fun Run this weekend! Not only will it be held in conjunction with a Taste of the Tetons, it will be ending right where I will have a full Art Booth at the Town Square for Takin' it to the Streets! Come see me in Booth A5 on Broadway.