- MUSIC BOX: Freedom of sound
- KEEPIN IT CLASSICAL: Sounds of rapture
- GUEST OPINION: Let the animals roam
- THE FOODIE FILES: Kitchen scrap mojo
- CREATIVE PEAKS: Inanimate actors
- Craft beer cowboys
- COSMIC CAFE: Outlook = prosperity
- THE BUZZ: Dem there were three
- START Bus director hired
- Death at Van Vleck believed to be suicide
Happening this week, July 2-8
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Your guide to this week’s events.
Dowell hangs new work
Amy Dowell’s Grey Matter is a collection of 20 graphite works. Each piece is presented framed and pinned, just as you would find a butterfly, ready to be studied and inspected.
Amy Dowell art opening, 7 to 10 p.m. at Pink Garter Theatre. Free. pinkgartertheatre.com.
Outdoors at the Garter
Try free bites from The Rose’s new menu and enjoy drinks from the outdoor bar while artist Rob Kingwill installs public art. Live music from Jason Fritts Trio and The Earful are also on the menu.
Summer Kick off, 2 p.m. at Pink Garter Plaza Courtyard. Free. pinkgartertheatre.com.
WED, 7.2 to FRI, 7.4
Art in the making
Combining his passion for art and nature, Bill Sawczuk will create magnificent artwork at the museum. Visitors will be inspired by Bill and can participate in the art-making process.
Art in Action, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Free. wildlifeart.org.
Cowboy State creatives
Join the Art Association for the opening of this summer exhibition surveying a selected group of Wyoming artists including Nathan Abel, Ashley Hope Carlisle and Joshua Ray Smith.
Best of Wyoming Equality State, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Art Association. Free. artassociation.org.
Expect a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes – great fuel for the many events celebrating Independence Day in Jackson.
JH Jaycees Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Center Street. Cost varies. jacksonholechamber.com.
Parade on the Fourth
The annual Fourth of July parade begins on Snow King Avenue and ends on Willow Street. Music, horses, clowns, roller skaters and classic cars are among the entertainment.
Howdy Pardners Parade, 10:30 a.m. in downtown Jackson. Free. jacksonholechamber.com.
FRI, 7.4 to SUN, 7.6
Get your gun
A gathering where firearms, ammunition, knives, militaria and collectibles are displayed, bought, sold, traded and discounted.
Wyoming Sportsman’s Gun Show, Fri. 3-7; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 9-2 at Virginian Lodge. $6. wyomingsportsmansgunshows.com.
First Farmers Market
Market season begins with fresh food from local area growers and vendors, featuring a chef from a local restaurant and freshly prepared food samples.
Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon on Town Square. Free. jacksonholefarmersmarket.com.
MON, 7.6 to SUN, 7.20
Plein air in GTNP
More than 40 of the country’s most distinguished plein air painters will gather in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area for two weeks of plein air painting nirvana.
Plein Air for the Park, all day through GTNP and Jackson. Free. pleinairforthepark.org.