JACKSON, Wyo. — WildWalls, presented by Jackson Hole Public Art opened on June 29 and will continue to run through September. Two permanent murals and nine temporary wheat-pasted murals are up around the Town of Jackson, most with Augmented Reality (AR) features that transform the static image into a live animation on current science from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
JH Public Art and the Anvil Hotel invite you to a WildWalls Mural Walk and a Pop-Up Printmaking Shop with the Artist Ryan Dee on Thursday, September 9, 5-7pm at the Anvil Hotel (215 North Cache Street). This outdoor event will be held rain or shine and will feature a unique art experience to help kick-off the Fall Arts Festival season in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. Attendees are encouraged to mask-up and spread out.
Local artist Ryan Dee will host a screenprint shop in the JH Public ArtMobile (parked at the Anvil), where he will be printing his artwork on a piece of clothing provided by you! Bring your own tee, sweatshirt, or flattish piece of clothing and if it fits under the press he will print it. This is yours to keep, with a suggested donation to JH Public Art to support the WildWalls mural program. During the event, the Anvil Hotel will also host Pearson Beasley, member of the local band Strumbucket, for an acoustic set as well as light food and drink before you embark on a self-guided WildWalls tour of all the outdoor murals in Jackson.
By showing artworks in iconic public settings, WildWalls aims to reach broad audiences with conservation messages through public art.
Silver Star, a regional top internet service provider, is sponsoring the WildWalls augmented reality features that will be hosted on the HOVERLAY app, available on all smartphones.
With the HOVERLAY app, take yourself on a pandemic-friendly self-guided tour of the downtown murals. Click here to view AR videos from JH Public Art.
JH Public Art worked with the selected local artists (listed below) and a group of eco-partners including The Nature Conservancy, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Teton Conservation District, Protect Our Water JH, Trout Unlimited JH, and University of Wyoming Migration Initiative to generate educational content that makes each mural come alive.
WildWalls helps to beautify our alleys which also serve as alternative walking venues downtown during the busy summer months. Printed maps for self-guided walking tours will be available at locations across town and a digital version can be found here.
2021 WildWalls Artists: Katy Ann Fox; Julia Brady and Lida Steves; Natalie Connell; Ryan Dee; Nicole Gaitan; Ava Reynolds; Helen Seay; Shannon Troxler; Drew Yerkovich; University of Wyoming Migration Initiative; Dan Toro.
2021 Augmented Reality Creators: Ryan Dee, Kika MacFarlane, Ouree Lee, Tala Schlossberg, and University of Wyoming Migration Initiative.
WildWalls 2021 Sponsors: Silver Star, The Nature Conservancy, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, First Interstate Bank, Teton Conservation District, Protect Our Water JH, Trout Unlimited Jackson Hole, University of Wyoming Migration Initiative, Trio Bistro, JH Book Trader, JD High Country Outfitters, Snake River Brewing, Anvil Hotel, Stinky Prints, Pinky G’s Pizzeria, and the Wyoming Arts Council.