Gallery Wild is moving to the corner of Glenwood Street and Broadway.
Painter Carrie Wild and photographer Jason Williams opened Gallery Wild in mid-July. Within two months the husband-and-wife duo had already beat their first year’s sales goal.
This week they are moving into a space that is twice as big, allowing them to expand on a successful seven months.
“Had we not opened the smaller space we would have been a little nervous jumping in this big,” Williams said. “But from mid-July through basically Fall Arts [Festival], we just had a really good first couple of months and really exceeded our expectations.”
At the time the News&Guide went to print, Williams was expecting the gallery to open today.
The extra space is nice, he said, and having extra space on Broadway is even better.
“We went from being kind of tucked back a little bit to now really being in this prominent location where we can really put this work front and center,” Williams said. “If you drive down Broadway towards the square you will not be able to miss the work in the windows.”
Gallery Wild is part gallery, part open artist’s studio. On any given day visitors can watch Wild or a visiting artist at work while perusing hung works. All of Gallery Wild’s artwork is contemporary and conservation- or wildlife-focused.
The new Broadway-facing space will allow Gallery Wild to continue business as usual, just bigger. Williams said he and Wild will add a handful of artists to their roster. They also hope to host more visiting artists, artist takeovers and events.
In addition to the gallery business, Williams runs Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and operates international photography tours.
At the end of March he and Wild will travel to India and Pakistan to scout for a new tigers and leopards photography tour. In their absence Patricia Griffin will do the first artist takeover of the new space.
Gallery Wild’s new artists will be announced soon. ￼