Artist Dan Toro painting on Snake River Brewing 2020. Photo: Courtesy JH Public Art

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Public Art is seeking submissions for a permanent new large-scale mural and 8 temporary murals for this year’s WildWalls, an annual event during which local artists transform Jackson’s alleys into an open-air gallery from June through September.

The permanent mural will be located at Trio Bistro and artists will be asked to respond to current research from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

“WildWalls brings the art and science communities together in a highly visual, interactive, and educational event every summer,” JH Public Art said in a press release. “It is an art show without the confines of a traditional venue, making it accessible to thousands of people daily. WildWalls 2021 will continue to combine murals with augmented reality features that promote a greater understanding and awareness of the region’s ecosystem through cutting edge scientific research. JH Public Art will work with the selected artists and eco-partners to generate educational augmented reality content to make each mural come alive.”

Artists will apply separately to either develop and paint the permanent mural or to create an image that highlights a scientific topic for a wheatpasted mural.

Full information available at JH Public Art seeks murals that are inspiring, eye-catching, and that add to the beauty of the built environment. Local artists are invited to apply and the deadline for all submissions is April 9, 2021. There will be an informational zoom session for local artists on Monday, April 5 at 5 p.m. (Zoom link available on JHPA website).

Buckrail @ Jacob

Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.