The Best Things to See at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts

Woman performing at the Jackson Hole Center for the ArtsThe Jackson Hole Center for the Arts is a 78,000 square-foot facility that promotes artistic and creative activity in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The spectacular campus features an art gallery, performance theater, dance studios, classrooms, and offices. The Center also hosts a wide variety of exhibitions and programs throughout the year. Just a 10-minute drive from the Bentwood Inn, a trip to the Center for the Arts is a must when you’re in the Wild West! Here are some of the things you’ll find there.

Explore the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts

The Building

The architecture of the Jackson Center for the Arts building is truly breathtaking. The heart of the facility is the Performing Arts Pavilion, a 35,000 square foot addition that was completed in 2007. The pavilion contains music practice rooms, theater support areas, and a beautiful two-story theater that can sit up to 500 people. There’s even a gorgeous glass façade that offers stunning views of the towering mountains outside.

Events & Programs

Willie Nelson, Amos Lee, the Metropolitan Opera, and the NYC Ballet are just a few of the legendary acts that have taken the stage at the Jackson Center for the Arts. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of events including art exhibitions, presentations, film screenings, concerts, comedy shows, and more throughout the year. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Art in Public Spaces: Art in Public Spaces is a beloved program offered all year long at the Center. Guests can enjoy exhibitions, receptions, and intimate talks with a wide array of artists. Be sure to check out the artwork displayed all over the Center’s campus including the theater gallery and courtyard.
  • The Hootenanny: The Monday night Hootenanny is a long-running tradition in Jackson Hole and is a fun, lively performance of all your favorite cowboy songs. This event showcases some of the region’s all-time favorite folk musicians on the Center’s stage.
  • WILD Festival: The week-long WILD Festival takes place each fall and educates the public about conservation and wildlife protection. Guests can attend premiere film screenings, watch award-winning documentaries, and interact with some of the world’s leading scientists and filmmakers.

Box office hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 hours prior to performances. Check the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts events calendar for a full list of upcoming programs.

Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn!

Ready to start planning your trip to the Jackson Hole? Be sure to book your stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast! Our inn offers comfortable rooms and suites, spectacular views, and delicious dining options for guests to enjoy. As an added bonus, you can take advantage of our annual Labor Day Weekend Flash Sale. Purchase a stay of three nights or more on Labor Day Weekend to receive 40% off your total reservation between November 1, 2016, and April 30, 2017. We look forward to seeing you in the Tetons!

To learn more about the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts and other great things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, request a copy of our free vacation guide.