2019 FAF - JH Fine Art Fair

John Nieto, the contemporary Native American painter who created “Traditional Dancer,” shown, will be honored posthumously with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair during a VIP reception.

Alright, we're getting there everybody: We're closing in on the final weekend of the 2019 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.

Tired of art yet? Too bad. There's more to come, and it's gonna be awesome. The second weekend of the festival is a big deal, with the Fine Art Fair, the Jackson Hole Art Auction, the Western Visions Show and Sale, the QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction, and the closing Art Brunch Gallery Walk all set to take place.

Today, a few of those events are going to spin up, including the Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair, which has a range of programming set to run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. This is the Fine Art Fair's first year, and there'll be plenty to see, including a presentation from the fair's Featured Artist, Larry Pirnie, which is set to run from 4 to 5 p.m.

Otherwise, here's a few other events to check out throughout the day today, if you're interested:

  • The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes, a one-day-only self-guided tour of some of Teton County's biggest, grandest and most beautiful homes is set to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. across Teton County. Tickets cost $75, and registration is limited to 250 participants, so sign up at JacksonHoleShowcase.com if you're one of those grand, homey sorts.
  • The first session of the Jackson Hole Art Auction is set to kick off at 12:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts: though the big league auction kicks off the following day, the first day's set aside for the entry-level collector looking to add some decor to their personal life. 
  • The 32nd annual Western Visions Show and Sale will showcase work from wildlife artists from 5 to 8 p.m. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Tickets cost $150. Check out the full details at WesternVisions.org.

And, beyond that, there's a whole slew of artist receptions and gallery shows: John Bell and Janell James at Rare Gallery, Mark Eberhard and Joshua Tobey at Astoria Fine Art, and Matt Flint, Patricia A. Griffin and Carrie Wild at Gallery Wild.

Get out there, feast your eyes on some art and enjoy the beginning of the end.

— Billy Arnold and Melissa Cassutt, Fall Arts Festival special section editors


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