JACKSON, Wyo. \u2013 The Art Association of Jackson Hole has decided to cancel the 55th Annual Art Fairs scheduled for July 10-12 and August 7-9. The annual Art Fairs commit to our arts-vibrant small community through the support of local and national fine artists and craftsmen. The Art Fairs are the largest fundraising events for the Art Association, with a net profit of $200,000. All fundraising directly supports their year-round arts education programming, open studio access, community outreach, and public exhibitions. Cancellation of their largest and most community-engaged fundraiser will have a financial and social impact on the organization. However, they say their priority during this pandemic continues to be the health and safety of the community, artists, staff, and volunteers. The Art Association stands with medical professionals and community leaders through this sensitive and uncertain period. "As we look to the summer and beyond, the Art Association is actively recalibrating and envisioning new ways to safely engage our community and artists," the Art Association said in a press release. "Through local support and patience, we will ensure that the annual Art Fairs return to a new normal in 2021 and that the Art Association remains one of the best places to learn and create art in Jackson Hole." For more information on the Art Fairs and events within in Art Association, please email Kelli Reinertson, Art Association Special Events Manager.