Art openings, festivals, and kickoffs celebrate the spring season in Jackson Hole this week.
On Thursday, Turner Fine Art opens the show “Long Ago When the Earth Was Quiet” featuring local painter Judith Dragonette and sculptor Paul Rhymer. The exhibition showcases the artists’ common love of wildlife while highlighting their different art forms.
Mix art and dance on Friday night at Tayloe Piggott Gallery with Dancers’ Workshop. The gallery opens New York City-based artist Celia Gerard’s third solo exhibition, “In This Blue Light,” while Contemporary Dance Wyoming kicks off the summer dance season by performing excerpts from their newest choreography. Check out Meg Daly’s chat with Artistic Director Babs Case at DailyWonder.org/news.
Still on Friday, head to the Pink Garter Theatre for Out West Fest, an evening of local and regional films and live music. Presented by Jackson Hole WILD and Orijin, focus on outdoor experiences and women filmmakers. Films are followed by performances at The Rose from Canyon Kids and the alt-folk trio Whippoorwill.
On Saturday morning come down to the Town Square for Elkfest featuring the 51st Jackson Hole Boy Scouts elk antler auction, food court, performance by The Jackson Hole Community Band and much more. Of course, there’s also the Mountain Man Rendezvous and High Noon Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, so we made an Elkfest Collection to keep it all together.
Keep Saturday creative at the family-friendly Teton Science Schools Mini Maker Faire. This event celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, and science projects with the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.
Finally, on Tuesday join Center of Wonder and The Center for the Arts for a Wildly Creative Jackson Hole Kick Off Party. Learn about this collaborative art marketing campaign and how it can help support local creatives and creative organizations, then enjoy drinks and light fare while you mingle.
Festival season is full of events, discover all of what’s happening in Jackson Hole on DailyWonder.org.
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