Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Professional Artists to Capture Teton Scenery & Wildlife at Annual ‘Plein Air for the Park’
Grand Teton National Park will serve as both the inspiration and location for the third annual 'Plein Air for the Park' fine art exhibition co-hosted by Grand Teton Association and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. Over 40 professional artists from across the United States will spend two weeks (July 7-20) painting in the park, as they capture on canvas the spectacular Teton landscape, wildlife and wildflowers. All sessions/events are free and open to the public.
The 'Plein Air for the Park' event and art sale will include an opening reception on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. in the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center at Moose, Wyoming. A fine art show and sale will take place from July 16-20, also at the Discovery Center. The two-week-long event will culminate with a quick draw at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, in the Menor's Ferry Historic District. Park visitors and local residents are invited to watch paintings created from start-to-finish. All paintings may be purchased for a fixed-price immediately following the quick draw.
Forty percent of the proceeds from sales made during 'Plein Air for the Park' will benefit GTA and help fund ongoing educational, interpretive and scientific programs in support of Grand Teton National Park.
"We look forward to welcoming the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters who will share their creative and artistic talents with our park visitors throughout much of July," said Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela. "This free public event offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the power, beauty, and inspiration of the Teton landscape through the eyes of an artist."
2014 EVENT SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, JULY 12:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16:
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Did You Know?
Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.