Enjoy the Art of the Fall Wyoming Getaway at the 2011 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, September 8 – 18

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A perfect Wyoming cultural travel destination without the crowds, Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival celebrates its 27th year September 8 – 18, 2011. A Wyoming getaway that draws art lovers from around the world, the 2011 Jackson Hole arts festival offers family-friendly events and free fun from studio tours and plein air demonstrations to top cuisine and juried Western decorative arts.

The 2011 Fall Arts Festival Poster features painting by Dwayne Harty.

"This year’s Jackson Hole, Wyo., festival, September 8 – 18, 2011, provides its usual Wild West spin on the arts festival, mingling cutting-edge international art with only-in-Jackson fun."

With its trademark mix of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival offers families and connoisseurs alike more than 50 events to enjoy, many of them free – and all surrounded by the Teton Mountains in their autumn glory. This year’s Jackson Hole, Wyo., festival, September 8 – 18, 2011, provides its usual Wild West spin on the arts festival, mingling cutting-edge international art with only-in-Jackson fun from a historic ranch tour to the deluxe cowboy duds on display at the Western Design Conference jewelry and fashion show.

Artist Dwayne Harty, whose painting “Strength & Vulnerability” is featured on the 2011 Jackson Hole Arts Festival poster, has a special and timely connection to the region as well: he was commissioned by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) to paint landscapes and wildlife in some of the most remote sections of the mountain migratory corridor – many never before captured on canvas – for an exhibition traveling from Jackson’s National Museum of Wildlife Art to the Whyte Museum in Banff, Canada. In addition to a poster signing presentation on September 14, Harty will speak at the Western Design Conference September 8.

This year’s roundup of art festival doings in Jackson, Wyoming, also includes the Palates & Palettes gallery walk on September 9; the crowd-pleasing Taste of the Tetons September 11; the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions Wild West Artist Party and Miniatures and More Show & Sale with more than a hundred artists in attendance on September 15 and 16; the popular QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction in Town Square on September 17, and much more. And the preeminent exhibition of Western decorative arts and fashion, the Western Design Conference, runs from September 8 – 11, featuring its museum-style exhibit and sale.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson is served by major airlines including United, Continental, and Delta; Frontier also flies into Jackson through September 10, 2011. Reservation information for Jackson’s numerous hotels, as well as a complete schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events may be found at http://www.jacksonholechamber.com. For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307.733.3316.

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