One of my most favorite weeks of the year is Fall Arts Festival in September. The weather is so dreamy and the summer crowds have dwindled, leaving locals and second home owners with a bounce in our step. Jackson Hole is an incredibly art focused town with a slew of amazing galleries. From western to contemporary modern art, this place has something for everyone. I took to the streets for the Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk and wanted to share more of what is happening this weekend, The Quickdraw!
I had to make a quick pit stop at The Western Design Conference to pick out a new J.W. Bennett cowboy hat and band. This color is simply gorgeous and since the gallery walk is a bit of a “to-do”, I wanted to dress the part. Plus, the event was cancelled last year due to Covid so I’m using any excuse to dress up these days! We bopped around Town starting at The Wort Hotel to see the beautiful headline piece by Gary Lynn Roberts that will be auctioned off at the end of Fall Arts Festival (see below), then hit up Carrie Wild’s Gallery where her pieces give me all of the happy vibes. We strolled down to New West Fine Art where young artist Connor Liljestrom is currently featured and I really enjoyed his work! Both Carrie and Connor will be participating in this year’s Quick Draw event which is the grand finale of the festival.
Mark you calendars both in person AND ONLINE to watch the Quick Draw this weekend, September 18th, 2021. It’s kind of a big deal. Artists from around the country line up with an easel in between the iconic arches of Jackson Hole’s Town Square to create one piece of work starting at 8:00am until 9:30am when they must finish! It’s really fun to check out your favorite artists create beautiful artwork in a short period of time. The auction immediately follows at 10:00am. If you can’t make it this year, you can bid online by clicking this link. Such a fun event!
Gary Lynn Roberts – “The Wort Hotel”, pictured below, will be taking center stage for the auction and is a hot commodity this week. It is even more stunning in person and I love how it depicts what Jackson Hole was like outside the historic hotel in the old cowboy days. To register to bid for that piece, and for more accurate information it, click here.
This post was paid for and sponsored by The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and all pictures were taken by my on my iphone. Not for re-use.