Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Those venturing around town and Teton Village may notice a greater ambiance than just that of your average Christmas lights.

Aiming to spark awe and wonder during some of the year’s darkest days, parts of Jackson and Teton Village have been lit up with unique glowing art installations. This yearly project is called GlowNights.

GlowNights is a month-long exhibit of original art installations that use colored and white light as a medium to celebrate the unique phenomena found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Produced by Jackson Hole Public Art, GlowNights artists draw inspiration from the megafauna, calderas, hot springs, and dramatic vistas that inspire.

This year, JH Public Art is partnering with Energy Conservation Works (ECW), Jackson’s local energy conservation organization, to provide augmented reality messages via the HOVERLAY app at each installation. GlowNights artworks – 3 in Teton Village and 3 in Town – will activate pedestrian spaces, educate about energy use, and inspire wonder from December 18, 2020, through January 2021.

“We’re very excited to partner with JH Public Art on this year’s GlowNights, to raise awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and Green Power,” said Phil Cameron, ECW Executive Director. “Jackson Hole Mountain Resort recently committed to power their operations with 100% Green Power, in doing so, becoming a leader in their industry. It’s our hope that pairing the powerful and creative visuals of this project with the programs and success of ECW and its partners, will encourage the community and visitors to action.”

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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.