It's not often an event can compete visually with the spectacular natural beauty of Jackson Hole, but once a year, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival comes close. The 2012 Festival, marking the event's 28th year, takes place from September 6th through 16th, a long way from the opening of Jackson's first art gallery in 1963. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is now one of the nation's most important festivals of its kind.
The Festival pays tribute to historically recognized Western American art and design from artists past and present, leading to the focal event on the 15th, the QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction. Nationally and locally recognized artists gather on the Jackson Town Square an hour in advance of the auction to create works that will then go under the gavel. Throughout Jackson over the duration of the Festival, gallery receptions, studio tours, art demonstrations, ranch tours, live music, film screenings, a fashion and jewelry show and, of course, food and wine tastings fill out the most ambitious to-do list.
A highlight on the 8th is the Images of Nature Gallery reception, hosted by celebrated wildlife and nature photographer Tom Mangelsen. Our friend Tom's gallery is just a few doors down from The Bunnery, and we're proud to have several of his spectacular prints hung on our walls. Our own auxiliary art gallery of sorts.
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