Don’t Miss the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival’s “QuickDraw” Event
The fan favorite of the premier Rocky Mountain festival will take place September 19 in Jackson, Wyoming—and online!
Every year locals and visitors look forward to mid-September in Jackson, Wyoming, for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, the premier cultural event in the Rocky Mountain West. This year—in addition to visitors experiencing arts opportunities at every turn in Jackson’s historic wooden sidewalk-lined streets—art lovers from across the country can capture some of those special only-in-Jackson-Hole moments from home with new online options for the 2020 event.
The 36th annual festival, taking place September 9-20, 2020, will look a little different—with safety measures in place for the exciting in-person events, as well as new virtual participation opportunities for at-home participants to be part of the celebration.
In addition to being able to watch top artists create a masterpiece in 90 minutes or less in downtown Jackson, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is bringing the fan favorite QuickDraw into homes nationwide on September 19 with a new livestream feature for the event and the auction that follows.
Popular artists returning to QuickDraw this year include elite painters Amy Ringholz, Carrie Wild, Kathryn Mapes Turner, and sculptors Bryce Pettit, Rip & Alison Caswell and more. As always, spectators can see artists in action in Jackson—at limited capacity this year—and now online visitors can also join the fun through the QuickDraw page on the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce website, which will livestream each of the artists as they work from 8:00-9:30 a.m. MST.
Once completed, QuickDraw pieces go immediately to a live auction that will have an electronic bidding option for the first time in the festival’s history. A limited and social-distanced in-person audience will bid live from the floor of the auction, competing against online bidders on BidSquare in real time.
The one-of-a-kind artwork—often accompanied by special stories from the artists—ranges from oil and watercolor paintings to sketches to sculptures, all inspired by Jackson Hole’s spectacular natural surroundings and unique wildlife, with pieces typically selling anywhere from $1,500-15,000. The auction will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. MST, with virtual as well as in-person attendees able to watch and bid on desired pieces. It’s highly recommended for those interested in participating online to register in advance on BidSquare to be ready to bid on auction day.
A full schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events can be found at www.jacksonholechamber.com. All events are subject to change according to the orders and regulations of the Jackson community.