Barbara Allen and Bill Van Gelder: Jackson Hole Wyoming Properties

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Jackson Hole is a dynamic community comprised of full and part-time residents. Steeped in ranching tradition, molded by an enduring appreciation for the environmental treasures surrounding it and supported by a strong community dedicated to active stewardship, Jackson Hole fosters a wide range of cultural activities. Track wolves in the park with the Teton Science School, watch world-class concerts at the Jackson Hole Summer Music Festival, attend a wide variety of plays, dance performances, art exhibits, etc at the Center for the Arts; enjoy our sophisticated yet varied restaurant selection and enticing artistic venues. Indulge the senses and the mind.

Below is a list of some of the events, activities and organizations you might enjoy.

 
Center for the Arts
The Center of the Arts is a vibrant art center campus in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. This facility currently consists of the 41,000 square foot Arts & Education Pavilion as well as the recently completed Performing Arts Pavillion, which includes a 500-seat theater, a Music Center, theater rehearsal space and additional administrative space.

The Arts & Education Pavillion is a multi-tentant facility housing, hosting and partnering with 17 local, state and regional non-for-profit arts and higher organizations. www.jhcenterforthearts.org

Fall Arts Festival
The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. The 2014 Festival will take place September 3-14. Experience the world-class installments of contemporary, culinary, landscape, Native American, wildlife, and Western, arts. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of art, music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out our eleven-day festival. www.jacksonholechamber.com/fall_arts_festival/

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled gathering of 650+ media and conservation stakeholders. Anchored on its prestigious film competition, more than 900 entries competed for 23 awards in 2013.

In alternating years, the JHWFF celebrates the world’s finest science media. This year, 300 delegates from NGOs, cultural institutions and science media stakeholders will gather to honor 16 award-winners from an expected 500 entries. www.jhfestival.org

Teton Science School
Teton Science Schools’ mission is to connect people, nature and place through education, science and stewardship. The TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming comprised of seven program areas sharing a common vision of education. They have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors and believes a sense of place anchors and enriches peoples understanding of the world. TSS has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature. They serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. www.tetonscience.org

Walk Festival Hall and the Grand Teton Music Festival
The Grand Teton Music Festival was started in 1962. Concerts in the early years took place in a canvas tent at the base of Rendezvous Mountain. Through the years the Festival has grown into one of the nation’s finest music festivals, and now takes place in acoustically acclaimed Walk Festival Hall. For seven weeks each summer The Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned ensembles across the nation to make music in the mountains. www.gtmf.org