JACKSON, WY – Did you miss the Art Fair in July or just can’t get enough? This August’s Art Fair Jackson Hole will add 44 brand new artists and bring back favorites. Take your family or a friend, get a cold snow cone, and enjoy the best outdoor art show in the valley. Live entertainment, afternoon yoga, and kids art activities round out this 53-year-old summer tradition.
Presented by Art Association of Jackson Hole the August Fair will run from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 in Miller Park in downtown Jackson. Open hours will be from 10 am – 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday.
The August Art Fair will welcome a total of 145 artists from 24 states across the nation, including local talent based right here in Jackson. Fairgoers will enjoy fine art pieces in mediums such as jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, fibers, sculpture, woodworking, leather and metalwork. Each artist is hand-selected by a professional jury of local and regional artists, curators, and gallery owners. For a complete list of participating artists, click here.
Live Entertainment and Youth Activities & Crafts
The Art Association and local nonprofits including Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, Teton Raptor Center, and Teton County Integrated Waste and Recycling will host creative, hands-on activities for children in the central Kidzone. Art Association instructors will teach a Tinker Class, Metal Stamping and Cardboard Mega Puppets for kids. See the Kidzone schedule for details.
More art-centered highlights will include artist Doris Florig presenting a Weaving Project based on the Art Fair’s poster contest winner John Springer’s painting, “Schwabacher’s Landing.” There will also be Henna with Dakota Olson and Face Painting with Tessica Vizcarra. Instructors Ariel Mann and Kerri Thomas will lead afternoon yoga sessions on Friday and Saturday. See the Entertainment schedule for details.
Live performances for all ages will feature Clint King with Special Guest Tara, DJ Jeff Lawrence, Grand Teton Music Festival, Judith Weikle, and Medicine Wheel Wellness Sound Bowls.
Food vendors, located in the center of Miller Park near the stage, are Sweeties Cheesecake in a Cone offering a lunch menu, Jackson Hole Still Works, and Art Association Snow Cones.
14th Annual August Emerging Artist Caitlin Ruby Davis sponsored by The Wort Hotel
Every year the Association invites two emerging artists to exhibit in the Art Fair. The Emerging Artist category is designed specifically for artists who have limited or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork as a way to encourage budding artists. The selection process began in March when a professional jury of local artists, curators, and gallery owners converged to hand-select artists to be featured at the 2019 Art Fair. This year’s Emerging Artist for August is Caitlin Ruby Davis of Jackson, Wyo.
About Caitlin Ruby Davis
Caitlin Ruby Davis was born and raised in central Kentucky, surrounded by bourbon and the soft green hills of horse farms. Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art and Art History from the University of Louisville. Following graduation, she had a seasonal job at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. There, she found that despite the lack of obvious ecological diversity, the greyscale views of the ice and snow still had inspiring forms.
She has traveled internationally, as well as in much of the continental US. Blown away by the Teton Range, she chose to settle here. Caitlin’s journey with painting has become an effort to distill an experience that you may have had in nature, down to an essence. Simplifying the scene in the hopes of amplifying its effect.
In her artist statement, Davis says, “Painting a place is honoring it, making it permanent in memory- forever significant. Places become immortalized in a bright flash of color and shape. My style is a reflection of my desire to distill the essence of these landscapes.” Learn more at crdavisworks.com and follow her on Instagram at @woodpaperwater.
Art Fair Jackson Hole Schedule
Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11
Miller Park in downtown Jackson, 255 W. Deloney Avenue
Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Art Association members receive free admission.
$5 Adults One-Day Entry; $10 Adults Three-Day Entry; Kids 10 & Under Free.
All entry proceeds benefit the Art Association of Jackson Hole all year round.