JACKSON, Wyo. — It’s that time of year again when Jackson’s downtown streets welcome new murals during JH Public Art’s annual WildWalls event.

Each year, blank alley walls are transformed into an open-air gallery that runs through September.

This year, local artists collaborated with science communities to create art that tells visual ecological stories that become interactive using mobile devices. This art gallery is outside a traditional venue, making WildWalls accessible to thousands of people daily.

For this year’s two large-scale, permanent murals, local artists Kika Macfarlane and Helen Seay were selected. Macfarlane is a visual designer & illustrator based in the Tetons, and she will be painting a 50’-long mural sponsored by Dave Hansen Whitewater and the Snake River Fund, and inspired by the wild and scenic Snake River on the northside of Dave Hansen Whitewater’s Broadway headquarters. 

Map of 2022 WildWalls Murals. Photo: JHLT

Helen Seay, a visual artist living and creating on the west-side of the Tetons, will depict recreating responsibly in bear country in her mural for Shirt Off My Back (on the Pearl Street alley), in partnership with Grand Teton National Park Foundation. The additional temporary, wheat-paste mural artists are: Ben Roth, Cara O’Connor, Ava Reynolds, Susan Grinels, Josh Winkler, Natalie Connell, Susan Marsh, Nicolette Maw, Mae Orm, Sarah Wadas, Julia Brady and JH High School students.

The WildWalls community mural walk will take place on Tuesday, July 19 starting at the Snake River Brew Pub.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.