JACKSON, Wyo. — Two classic events of the Jackson art scene were held this past weekend: the Plein Air Fest, Etc. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Art Fair Jackson Hole.

For the Plain Air Fest, Etc., almost 50 invited artists were given one day to create new masterpieces en plein air (outside). They painted from the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail that overlooks the National Elk Refuge. Visitors were welcome to watch the painters, and some of the new works of art were sold to collectors. All proceeds benefited the museum and participating artists.

This year marked the 57th annual Art Fair Jackson Hole, a twice-yearly summer event that features local and national artists selling their work on the Center for the Arts Lawn. Ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography and more were available for purchase. Artists and exhibitors were selected through a blind jury process and invited to present their work to thousands of patrons over the weekend. All proceeds go to provide art education for Jackson community members of all ages. The next Art Fair will be held Aug. 5 to 7.

Julie Ellison is a writer and photographer based in Victor, Idaho. She seeks out stories that reflect the unique social issues of this region and elevate the fascinating individuals who live here. Her favorite things are coffee, reading, climbing, bikes, and dogs.