Art & Culture

Situated in the heart of downtown Jackson is the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. This $30 million dollar facility is home to local art, music, and dance organizations that offer year-round classes, openings, and performances. The Center includes a 500 seat theater that hosts many performances year-round.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art, which sits perfectly above the National Elk Refuge, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It is home to nearly 4,000 pieces in the wildlife genre. Every year the museum hosts galas, meetings, presentations, and over 80,000 people who come for its art, its views and its ambiance.

Jackson Hole boasts over 60 art galleries ranging from classic, western landscapes to bold modern depictions of the cowboy to stunning wildlife photography. Sauntering around the famous, board-walked Town Square and outlying blocks, the visitors and locals alike enjoy a myriad of artistic choices. Jewelry, furniture, and fine western clothing also play a beautiful role in Jackson’s art scene. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has a full listing of the art galleries in the area. 

The Chamber also hosts the annual Fall Arts Festival which takes place every September.  The Festival features world-class installments of visual, contemporary, culinary, western and Native American arts. Visitors will once again experience the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, in addition to an exceptional array of music, cowboy poetry and cuisine. More than fifty events, gallery walks, workshops, artist receptions and more round out the eleven-day Festival.

Jackson’s culinary scene is to be rivaled anywhere. High end, exquisite restaurants can be found in downtown, on spacious buttes, and at Teton Village. Peppered in between the Town of Jackson and Teton Village are quaint cafés, family-friendly eateries, and lively sports bars. Enjoying the choices for eating in Jackson is an activity unto itself.