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June 22: Jackson Hole summer Plein Air Festival combines art-in-action and best Jambalaya June 3, 2013  |  Categories: Events

Left, an artist creates during the June festival on the National Museum of Wildlife Art sculpture trail; right, the crowd browses and bids on artwork for sale in the museum’s outdoor amphitheater.

Plein Air Festival’s “Quick Draw” Inspired by Jackson Hole Beauty
National Museum of Wildlife Art free event includes kid’s fun and jambalaya cook-off

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – June 5, 2013 – Mother Nature is muse as more than 30 artists create in the open air at the National Museum of Wildlife Art Plein Air Festival on June 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Jackson Hole. Admission is free for the second annual festival, which takes place on the museum’s sculpture trail overlooking the National Elk Refuge, as spectators watch artists race to complete their masterpieces in just four hours in the 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “quick draw” portion of the event.

In addition to seeing the artists at work – with an opportunity to purchase the freshly created pieces via silent bid – visitors to the fun-for-families event can enjoy live Cajun music by local band Jackson 6, outdoor games and activities for kids, and a Jambalaya Cook-off among top Jackson Hole chefs. The museum’s Rising Sage Café also will offer delicious eats for sale. The Plein Air Festival is free and open to the public.  Tickets for the Jambalaya Cook-off are $10 for 10 tastes or $25 for unlimited sampling, and include the opportunity to participate in the People’s Choice Award voting for the best Jackson Hole version of the classic New Orleans soul food dish.

For a full list of participating artists and a chance to view their artwork online in advance, visit the Plein Air Festival page on the museum’s website.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Plein Air Festival is generously sponsored by Barbara Carlsberg, Carole & Bob Hummel, Spatz Family, Plein Air Magazine and Teton Capital Advisers.