JACKSON, Wyo.—Jackson Hole Public Art and community partners will celebrate GLOW Nights with two free events in Teton Village and Town Square this month.
GLOW Nights opened on December 23, 2019 and is a month-long “must see” 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, GLOW Nights artists draw inspiration from the megafauna, calderas, hot springs, and dramatic vistas that inspire.
On Saturday, January 11 from 4–6 p.m. in the Teton Village Commons join JHPA and the Teton Village Association for an aprés-ski unlike any other. Tents will be set up around the Village Commons, featuring free food and drink including warm beverages from Enoteca and wine from the Mangy Moose Market & Cellars. Pick up a glowing lantern from the Public Art tent, participate in an illuminated magical parade among the art installations while DJ Mr. Whipple plays tunes for the whole family to enjoy.
“The Teton Village Association is thrilled to install light in the Village Commons that creates vibrancy during our dark winter nights,” said Melissa Turley, Executive Director, “GLOW Nights invites guests of Teton Village to stay and play past their ski day.”
The festivities will continue on Friday, January 17 from 5–7 p.m. in the Town of Jackson with a Lantern Parade that stops in three locations. Beginning at the Pavillion Enclosure at the Center for the Arts, the Lantern Parade will depart around 5:30 p.m. for the Town Square and will move onto the Save the Block Greenspace at 6:15 p.m. Free food and drink will be available at each location, including Persephone S’mores and small bites by Cafe Genevieve, along with music from Cathedral Voices and DJ Mr. Whipple.
Jackson GLOW is new this year with three GLOW Nights installations: Bear Root by Ben Roth, in partnership with the Jackson Hole Land Trust on the “Save the Block” greenspace, Grand Antler by Bland Hoke, a debut “40 foot” hanging inflatable on the Town Square sponsored by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and First Interstate Bank, and Phantom Seasons by lighting designers Bradley Smith, Doug Vogel, and Noah Waldron which will illuminate the Town Enclosure on the Center Lawn, sponsored by Center for the Arts.
To learn more about this exciting project, visit jhpublicart.org.