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Jackson Hole Events Calendar & Annual Festivals

Jackson Hole Traveler's calendar of the best festivals and seasonal events to keep a lookout for in Jackson Hole.
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December

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. -wyomingstargazing.org

1, 2017/ Teton Mudpots Holiday Sale - Sponsored by the Art Association of Jackson Hole, featuring local artisans - artassociation.org

6, 2017/ Snow King Mountain Resort Opening Day - snowkingmountain.com

8-30, 2017/ "Snowed Inn for Christmas" holiday musical at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Annual holiday comedy/musical; dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; runs through Jan. 6, 2018 - jacksonholeplayhouse.com

8-9, 2017/ Jackson Hole Snocross National at Snow King Mountain - Snow King Mountain Resort's first time hosting this two-day event featuring the world's greatest snocross racers - snowkingmountain.com

9, 2017/ Art Association Annual Christmas Bazaar - Arts and crafts show at The Lodge at Jackson Hole Conference Center  - jhartfair.org

9, 2017/ TubaChristmas at National Museum of Wildlife Art - Jackson Hole Community Band performance; noon - jhcband.org

9, 2017/ Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Arts and crafts show at the Virginian Lodge - jacksonholechamber.com

9, 2017/ Mangy Moose's 50th Anniversary Party - mangymoose.com

13, 2017/ "Jingles in Jackson" at Wort Hotel -
Big City Broadway’s youth choir performs"Holiday Inc." in Wort Hotel's Silver Dollar Showroom. Free; 6-6:30pm. - worthotel.com

14, 2017/ "The Magic Flute" via The Met Live in HD at Center for the Arts - Sung in German - jhcenterforthearts.org

14, 2017/ "Old Tyme Christmas" at the Wort Hotel - Sponsored by Jackson Hole Historical Society; music, refreshments; free; 7-9 p.m.

15-24, 2017/ Santa on the Town Square - Nightly through Christmas Eve - jacksonholechamber.com

16, 2017/ Giant Menorah Lighting on Town Square - Sing Chanukah songs and hear the story of Chanukah. Chanukah treats and hot chocolate will be served while menorahs and dreidels will be available for all.

16, 2017/ Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides Open - Weather dependent - fws.gov/refuge/national_elk_refuge

18, 2017/ "Amadeus" via National Theatre Live at Center for the Arts - jhcenterforthearts.org

20, 2017/ Cocktails & Creatives at The Rose - Purchase locally-made gifts and enjoy spirits from the bar; 6-10 p.m. 

20, 2017/ Mountainfilm on Tour at Center for the Arts - The best films from the Mountainfilm Festival, including the award-winning "The Last Honey Hunter." - jhcenterforthearts.org

21, 2017/ Holiday Gallery Art Walk - Galleries will be open late, with many serving cider and other festive refreshments, along with special show openings, and holiday events. - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com

22, 2017/ "Feathered Fridays" at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - The Raptor Center and the National Elk Refuge present a program featuring naturalists and educators, along with a variety of live raptors on the glove. There is no beginning, middle or end to this free program during the two hours; pop in at your convenience - fws.gov/refuge/national_elk_refuge/  

24, 2017/ Santa Claus visits Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - The jolly old elf will appear Jackson Hole-style by repelling out of the Aerial Tram at 4:30 p.m.

25, 2017/ Ski with Santa at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - Santa will strap some skis on and conquer some the greens on Teewinot and Casper.

31, 2017 / New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parades - Dusk parades and fireworks at local ski resorts. - jacksonholechamber.com

Jackson Hole Cutter Races

January

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. -wyomingstargazing.org

"Feathered Fridays" at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from Teton Raptor Center every Friday from noon- 2 p.m.; drop in anytime between those hours for free program.

• Free Public Planetarium Program - A free, indoor virtual tour of the solar system, offered by Wyoming Stargazing inside its inflatable planetarium at the Teton County Library auditorium. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. –wyomingstargazing.org

26, 2018/ International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race - This family-friendly event will feature sled dogs, mushers, refreshments and fireworks, right in the middle of Jackson Town Square! - wyomingstagestop.org

WinterFest - A two-week festival that lets you enjoy a variety of different snowy activities, including skijoring (pictured). - jacksonholechamber.com

February

Ongoing throughout the month:

Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. - wyomingstargazing.org

"Feathered Fridays" at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from Teton Raptor Center from noon- 2 p.m.; drop in anytime between those hours for free program.

7-8, 2018/ Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games –  Competitions will take place at both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Pines -  specialolympicswy.org

6th Annual SkiJoring Championships at Snake River Ranch,  2.5 miles from Teton Village - jhshriners.org

Dick’s Ditch Classic Banked Slalom. This two-day ski and snowboard event at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort features 18 categories for both amateurs and professionals.

March

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. - wyomingstargazing.org

"Feathered Fridays" at Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center - Meet birds of prey from Teton Raptor Center from noon- 2 p.m.; drop in anytime between those hours for free program.

Music Under the Tram series starts - Annual, free spring concert series featuring local bands; 3 p.m. - jacksonhole.com/music-under-tram

Free Public Planetarium Program - Take an indoor virtual tour of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy with Wyoming Stargazing inside an inflatable planetarium. Free. 3:30 p.m. at Teton County Library. - wyomingstargazing.org

Grand Teton Music Festival presents Winter Music. This three-day series sponsored by the Grand Teton Music Festival includes performances at the Center for the Arts as well as other locations around Jackson Hole. -  Gtmf.org

Annual Town Downhill at Snow King Mountain - snowkingmountain.com

Jackalope Jump - An annual fundraiser for Teton County Special Olympics athletes, this freezin’ for a reason event features participants who donate $50 to leap into a temporary swimming pool filled with icy water at Snow King Mountain. - specialolympicswy.org

Snow King Pond Skim Contest - 11 to 4 p.m.

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Film Tour - The original and preeminent fly fishing cinema featuring films from around the world, held at the Center for the Arts. - jhcenterforthearts.org

8-12 and 15-18/2018 6th Annual Jackson Hole Rendezvous - The Jackson Hole Rendezvous is a three-day lifestyle and music festival held over two weekends at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Read our story: Jackson Hole Rendezvous Festival - jacksonhole.com

World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb at Snow King Mountain. - snowdevils.org

Pole Pedal Paddle Race - A five-event race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams in an alpine ski leg, a running leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. -  jhskiclub.org

April

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. - wyomingstargazing.org

Closing weekend at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

18th Annual Cardboard Box Derby at Grand Targhee Resort - grandtarghee.com

Yellowstone National Park - Opens north and west entrances - nps.gov/yell

6th Annual Targhee Sink or Skim pond skimming contest - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - grandtarghee.com

Closing day at Grand Targhee Resort - grandtarghee.com

Jackson Hole Antler Auction - Elkfest

May

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Every Friday from 9-11 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org

1, 2018/ Grand Teton National Park - All roads open to vehicle traffic - nps.gov/grte

12, 2018/Yellowstone National Park - All roads open to vehicle traffic. Weather dependent - nps.gov/yell

"Grouse Strut" program in Grand Teton National Park - A ranger-led program to observe grouse mating; meet at 5:30 a.m. at Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose. For reservations call 307-739-3399.

Granite Hot Springs Pool opens for summer - adults $6/children $4; 307-690-6323

Free Public Planetarium Program - Take an indoor virtual tour of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy with Wyoming Stargazing inside an inflatable planetarium. 3:30 p.m. at Teton County Library. - wyomingstargazing.org

Aerial Tram opens for summer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Villagejacksonhole.com

18-28, 2018 / Elkfest and Old West Days - The festivities, including the world-famous Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction (pictured), kick off on May 20 and continue through Memorial Day weekend. The spirit of the true West lives on in Jackson and is celebrated every year during Elkfest and Old West Days, where we have one of the only remaining horse-drawn parades in America! - jacksonholechamber.com

Opening day of summer season at Snow King Mountain - snowkingmountain.com

26, 2018/ Old West Days Parade - One of the last horse-drawn parades in the West; 10 a.m. - jacksonholechamber.com

26, 2018/ Old West Brew Fest - jacksonholechamber.com

26, 2018/ Jackson Hole Rodeo opens for season - jhrodeo.com

26, 2018/ Jackson Hole Shootout - The longest running shootout in the country; Town Square at 6 p.m.

26-27, 2017/ Historical Downtown Walking Tour - Conducted by Jackson Hole Historical Society; 2 p.m.; free

National Museum of Wildlife Art Plein Air Fest

June

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Fridays from 9-11 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org

• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday at Hardeman Ranch in Wilson; $18 adults/$15 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org

Grand Teton Half Marathon - grandtetonhalfmarathon.com

Yellowstone Half Marathon and 5K - yellowstonehalfmarathon.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens for summer season - jacksonhole.com

Free Teton Raptor Center program at Snow King Mountain's King's Grill starts. It will be held every Friday at 5 p.m. throughout the summer.

Summer opening day at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort - grandtarghee.com

Plein Air Fest at National Museum of Wildlife Art - wildlifeart.org

8th Annual Teton Raptor Fest - See and celebrate live birds of prey from Teton Raptor Center at Snow King Ball Park; 3-5:30 p.m. - tetonraptorcenter.org

JacksonHoleLive concert series starts at Snow King Mountain Resort; 5:30 p.m.; $5 age 18 and older. - jacksonholelivemusic.com

13th Annual Crawfish Boil - Held at base of Snow King in conjunction with JacksonHoleLive concert; 5:30 p.m.

Summer Solstice Celebration at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Event will feature astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing with telescopes and more; music, refreshments. Located off Hwy 390 on the way to Teton Village.

Music on Main free Thursday night concert series starts in Victor, Idaho - tetonvalleyfoundation.org

Teton Mudpot Summer Ceramic Sale - Art Association of Jackson Hole's two-day sale of locally made ceramic ware. - artassociation.org

Jackson Hole People's Market - Locally-produced food items and crafts; music; held every Wednesday 4-7 p.m. - jhpeoplesmarket.org

July

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Fridays from 9-11 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org

• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday at Hardeman Ranch in Wilson; $18 adults/$15 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org

Jackson Hole Silver Collector Car Show and Auction in Teton Village - silverauctions.com

3-4, 2018/ Concerts on the Commons in Teton Village - Starts with a bang over the July 4th weekend. Free music begins at 8 p.m. July 3rd, followed by the only fireworks show in the area at 10 p.m. The concert series continues every Sunday at 5 p.m. throughout the summer. - concertsoncommons.com

Grand Teton Music Festival starts- For full schedule visit gtmf.org

4th of July in Jackson Hole. We have celebrations in spades! Park yourself in downtown Jackson for the Howdy Pardners 4th of July Parade. Snow King Resort hosts a fabulous fireworks display, as does Teton Village across the valley.

Plein Air for the Park. - Annual gathering of artists painting en plein air in and around Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. - grandtetonpark.org/our-work-for-the-park/plein-air-for-the-park

Off Square Theatre Company presents Thin Air Shakespeare: "The Tempest" - The Center Amphitheater; free, bring your own picnic; 6:30 p.m. lawn opens/7:30 p.m. performance. –  jhcenterforthearts.org 

Annual ArtFair Jackson Hole. Hosted by the Art Association of Jackson Hole in Miller Park, this is a quintessential Jackson family-oriented summer event featuring dozens of international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths, hands-on, kids art activities and artists demos. - jhartfair.org

Teton Village Art and Antique Show - mcpresents.com

Farmers Market on the Town Square. Start of annual Saturday morning Farmer's Market with fresh produce and music; weekly until late September. - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org

14th Annual Targhee Music Fest. Grand Targhee Mountain Resort in Alta, Wyoming, (just over Teton Pass out of Wilson) hosts acoustic, folk, blues and roots music over three days; featuring The Motet, Michael Franti, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real and many more - grandtarghee.com  

Off Square Theatre Company presents Thin Air Shakespeare: "The Tempest" - The Center Amphitheater; free, bring your own picnic; 6:30 p.m. lawn opens/7:30 p.m. performance. –  jhcenterforthearts.org

Teton County Fair - Teton County Fairgrounds; includes carnival rides, food, live music, vendors and much more. - tetoncountyfair.com

50th Annual Snow King Hill Climb Running Race. The 2.3 mile race begins at the Jackson Town Square, follows Cache Street and climbs 1,571 feet up switchbacks and alpine terrain to the summit of Snow King Mountain. Cost to enter: $35 by July 22/$45 day of race. – tetoncountyparksandrec.org  

August

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Fridays from 9-11 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org

• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday at Hardeman Ranch in Wilson; $18 adults/$15 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org

Farmers Market on the Town Square - Every Saturday morning, the Farmer's Market features fresh produce and music; until late September. - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org

• Concerts on the Commons - Free concerts at 5 p.m. every Sunday in Teton Village - concertsoncommons.com

• Historic Downtown Walking Tours – The Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum holds one-hour walking tours around Town Square at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdaysjacksonholehistory.org

• Grand Teton Music Festival continues at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Wide variety of musicians from around the world perform; special, free family concerts, too. - gtmf.org

Pierre’s Hole 50/100 - Mountain bike race at Grand Targhee Resort on nearly all of the resort’s single-track with a double-track trails. - grandtarghee.com Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb - The most demanding hillclimb running event in the West!  The climb covers a little more than 4100' vertical in just 6.1 miles to the top of the Aerial Tram. Starts at 8 a.m. - rendezvousmountainhillclimb.com

Epic Cache-Teton Relay – Runners travel through four national forests (Cache Wasatch, Caribou, Targhee and Teton) and along the historic Oregon Trail. Watch the finish at Teton Village - epicrelays.com

31st Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival - grandtarghee.com

ArtFair Jackson Hole - Hosted by Art Association in Miller Park, this is a quintessential Jackson family-oriented summer event featuring dozens of international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths, hands-on, kids art activities and artists demos. - jhartfair.org

Teton Village Art and Antique Show - mcpresents.com

JacksonHoleLive concert at Snow King ball park - A special eclipse concert with jam band Twiddle and opener Head to Head; 5:30 p.m.; $5 ages 18 and up/free age 17 and under - jacksonholelivemusic.com

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

September

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Rendezvous Park (R Park) - Fridays from 8:30-10:30 p.m. near the north entrance to R Park off Hwy 390 astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org

• Raptor Encounters at the Teton Raptor Center - Hour-long educational experience with live raptors at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday at Hardeman Ranch in Wilson; $18 adults/$15 kids ages 4-12; free 3 and under. - tetonraptorcenter.org

Farmers Market on the Town Square. Every Saturday morning, featuring fresh produce and music.  - jacksonholefarmersmarket.org

Jackson Hole Marathon and Hole Half Marathon In its seventh year, the Jackson Hole Marathon lets you race in one of the most scenic locations in North America! - jacksonholemarathon.com

34th Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival - The Fall Arts Festival has become the premier cultural event of Jackson Hole and attracts hundreds of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists who embody the spirit of the West - jacksonholechamber.com

Western Design Conference Exhibit and Sale - Preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at  Snow King Center -  westerndesignconference.com

Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk - More than 30 Jackson Hole art galleries open their doors to showcase magnificent art with food and wine; 5-8 p.m.

36th Annual LOTOJA - 210-mile interstate bike race from Logan, Utah, to Teton Village - lotojaclassic.com

Annual Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities - cfjacksonhole.org

18th Annual Takin' It to the Streets - Open-air, juried art fair on Town Square - artassociation.org

Taste of the Tetons - Valley chefs, restaurants and caterers put their best culinary work on display; Town Square

Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes -  A one-day, self-guided fundraising tour of some of Jackson's most exciting homes - jacksonholeshowcase.com

Jackson Hole Art Auction - jacksonholeartauction.com

PARK(ing) Day: During the Fall Arts Festival, Jackson Hole Public Art will sponsor PARK(ing) Day. PARK(ing) Day is a grassroots event that happens annually across the world on the same Friday in September. Up to 10 parking spaces in Town Square will be re-purposed that day, with the public art group converting the spots usually designated for vehicles into art and park installations that offer alternative use of space.

Oktoberfest at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort - grandtarghee.com

Grand Targhee Resort - Closes for the summer season - grandtarghee.com

WILD Fest - Jackson Hole WILD presents the Wildlife Film Festival, interactive events through Oct. 1 - jhwild.org

October

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - Clear Fridays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There are also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. Free. - wyomingstargazing.org 

Annual Jackson Hole WILD Festival - Science-themed festival at Center for the Arts - jhwild.org

Harvest Festival at Four Seasons in Teton Village - Local vendors, arts and crafts, wine, and beer tasting; Tickets $50 for adults $15 kids 12 and under

Old Faithful Inn closes in Yellowstone National Park nps.gov/yell

Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closes operations for summer. - jacksonhole.com

Dancing With the Jackson Hole Stars - Dance competition patterned after the popular TV show, featuring some of Jackson’ s community leaders and business men and women who perform at the Center for the Arts for the benefit of Children’s Learning Center. - jhcenterforthearts.org

Annual Ski Swap - Fundraising event hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club. Local and regional vendors as well as local ski enthusiasts will be selling new and used Alpine, Nordic and snowboard equipment and clothing. -  jhskiclub.org

31, 2018/ Watch all the young trick-or-treaters on Town Square. Held from 3 to 5 p.m., this annual event is a classic Halloween favorite of both young and old.

31, 2018/ Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center closes for season

31, 2018/ Moose Wilson Road closes for season

Antler Arches on the Jackson Hole Town Square

November

Ongoing throughout the month:

• Free Wyoming Stargazing program at Center for the Arts - On Fridays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the Center, astronomers from Wyoming Stargazing will have a Dobsonian telescope to look at planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! There will also be several iPads with the Star Walk application installed. - wyomingstargazing.org

SHIFT Festival. Outdoor recreation meets conservation gains; food, film, speakers, workshops and outdoor adventure. - shiftjh.org

Grand Targhee Mountain Resort Opens - weather dependent - grandtarghee.com

26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot - 5K run sponsored by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Rec Department - tetonparksandrec.org

Annual Town Square Lighting - Holiday carols, cookies and Santa Claus. The event—held from 5 to 7 pm.— is truly a sight to behold! - jacksonholechamber.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opens - weather dependent - jacksonhole.com

"The Nutcracker: A Screening" at Center for the Arts - Dancers' Workshop and the Russian Club of Jackson Hole present a screening, performed by the Marlinsky Ballet; free; 3 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org

Teton Mudpots Holiday Sale - Sponsored by the Art Association of Jackson Hole, featuring local artisans; runs through Dec. 1 - artassociation.org