Light-based art installations are currently on display in Jackson Hole, part of Jackson Hole Public Art’s annual GlowNights. Parcels, created by Liz Forelle, depicts the topographic map of the Tetons. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Light-based art installations have been installed around town and in Teton Village, part of Jackson Hole Public Art’s annual GlowNights.

“GlowNights artworks energize community public spaces in an effort to bring people together during the darkest nights of the year,” said Jackson Hole Public Art. “With isolation as a leading mental health indicator, JH Public Art and GlowNights partners hope that this year’s installations inspire wonder as well as safe and accessible gathering.”

Three installations are located in town and one installation is in Teton Village this year. The exhibits will be up until January 2022.


Located along Snow King Avenue at the Teton County Library, Plume is an abstract geyser in sculpture form. The installation is meant to be a community space. A lending library is located inside Plume.

CLB Architects constructed the piece. The project was led by Eli Ayres, Jeffrey Johnston and Logan Medrano, with support from New West Building Company, Helius Lighting Group and KL&A Engineers and Builders.

Aurora Borealis 

Doug Vogel and Evan Hopping collaborated on Aurora Borealis, a custom lighting installation in the aspen trees at the Center for the Arts. Each LED-tree is programmed to mimic color changes that appear in the northern sky during disturbances caused by solar wind interacting with Earth’s magnetosphere.


Liz Forelle created the neon, illuminated, floating topographical map of the Tetons for Greenspace on the Block. Parcels is a representation of place and is meant to evoke a feeling of connection to home, wherever that may be.

Light Falls

Located in Teton Village, Light Falls is a large-scale, light and sound installation by Brazilian artist VIGAS. More than 12 feet tall, Light Falls invokes the beauty and power of nature in its most potent form: the waterfall.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.