A Huge Little Art Scene

Per capita, Jackson Hole has more art dealers than New York City.

So you’ve landed in Jackson Hole. If you came here for the art scene, you know this is a destination for many serious art collectors.

Per capita, Teton County has more art dealers than New York City. More than thirty galleries sell works from most any genre.

Decades ago, Jackson was known as a place to buy traditional Western works. That’s still the case, but today there’s a thriving contemporary market as well.

Buyers fly here to bid on masterpieces being sold at Jackson Hole Art Auction, where the hammer went down on $11 million in 2014, and stay to enjoy the rest of the twelve-day Fall Arts Festival, now in its 31st year.

During a visit any season of the year, don’t miss the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It has more than 5,000 works in its permanent collection and draws more than 80,000 visitors per year to its 51,000-square-foot facility. This summer, its sculpture trail features the world-famous Zodiac Heads by Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei. (See story on page 34.)

Dance, music, theater, writing and film flourish on the same campus at the Center for the Arts, which houses nineteen arts and education organizations.

Whether you purchase a large sculpture to have shipped home or a necklace to wear back on the jet, buying a little piece of Jackson Hole is a way to savor the memories of this special place.

2014 Quick Draw
Tourists gather in the Town Square to watch QuickDraw artists work their magic during the Fall Arts Festival in early September. The festival is traditionally the final large event of the summer that draws thousands of tourists into Jackson.