Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Set to Open in Jackson, Wyoming, on September 5; Director of Special Events Offers Tips for Getting the Most from Event

The 29th annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival will bring 10 days of arts-related shows and activities to Jackson, WY, September 5 – 15, 2013. Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events, Maureen Murphy, offers suggestions for having the best fall arts experience.

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A QuickDraw participant creates original art on the Jackson Town Square during the popular Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival event.

With more than 50 family-friendly events, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival offers something for all ages.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013

Now in its 29th year, the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has become one of Jackson, Wyoming’s largest events, bringing its trademark mix of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts to town September 5 – 15, 2013. Many of the events, like the popular QuickDraw and the Palates & Palettes gallery walk, are free – but some, including the new Showcase of Homes tour, require tickets and may sell out quickly.

Maureen Murphy, director of special events for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, offers some tips for making the most of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival:

Plan in advance - “With thousands of people coming to Jackson for the fall arts festival, it’s important to make hotel reservations in advance,” says Murphy. “Jackson offers many lodging options from dude ranches and B&Bs to resorts and hotels, and by calling in advance, visitors won’t be disappointed.” A listing of area hotels is available on the Jackson Hole Chamber website.

Tickets, please - Events like the Western Design Conference, Showcase of Homes, “Western Visions” Wild West Artist Party and the Historical Ranch Tour require tickets and may sell out early. Visitors can check the schedule of events while planning their trips and find instructions on how to purchase tickets in advance.

Fun for the whole family - With more than 50 family-friendly events, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival offers something for all ages, so families are encouraged to bring the kids. The Palates & Palettes gallery walk, the Takin’ it to the Streets juried art fair featuring 40 local artists, and the QuickDraw on Jackson’s Town Square are a few of the most popular events that don’t require tickets.

Bring an Art Shopping Budget - Art lovers are certain to find must-have items in Jackson’s galleries, as well as in special events with opportunities to purchase art like the QuickDraw, Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale and the “Western Visions” Miniatures and More Show & Sale. “While there are plenty of opportunities to experience and enjoy all kinds of art at the festival, the very best souvenir of the event can be to bring home that original work of art you’ve fallen in love with,” says Murphy.

Company Information: The town of Jackson is conveniently located 20 minutes away from the Jackson Hole airport served by major airlines. 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.

Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 307.734.5335