American Indian Guest Artist Program at Colter Bay

 
a Native artist paints a large face
Lyle Miller paints at Colter Bay

NPS Photo/BK Appleby

 

About the Program

Each summer, Grand Teton National Park hosts American Indian Artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center to share their traditional and contemporary art with park visitors. This annual summer program will run from May 23 through October 2 at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and is proudly supported by the Grand Teton Association.

Visitors are invited to learn about American Indian cultures through demonstrations where participating artists share the cultural traditions of their tribes through painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, musical instruments, and more. Artists will offer their finished items for purchase. Beginning May 23, the guest artist program will be available during the Colter Bay Visitor Center hours of operation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. On June 7, the visitor center hours will extend to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Most Saturday nights at 7 p.m. throughout the summer, visiting guest artists will offer live performances and talks at the Colter Bay Amphitheater, available to the public. See below for the 2023 artist and speaker series schedules.

Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are the homelands of 24 tribes with ancestral and cultural connections.

 
 

2023 American Indian Guest Artist Summer Schedule

At the Colter Bay Visitor Center.

Date Artist Tribe Art Form
May 23 - 29 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Arrowheads, Beadwork, & Quillwork
May 30 - June 5 Dani Windchief Bahnsen Assiniboine Watercolor, Oil, & Acrylic Paintings
June 6 - 12 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Arrowheads, Beadwork, & Quillwork
June 13 - 19 Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. Arikara / Hidatsa Ledger Art
June 20 - 26 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
June 27 - July 3 Dallin Maybee Northern Arapaho/ Seneca Beadwork, Painting, & Jewelry
July 4 - 10 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Drums, Dream Catchers, & Medicine Pouches
July 11 - 17 Amanda Teton-Coby Shoshone Beadwork
July 18 - 24 Debbie & James Rattling Leaf Northern Arapaho Beadwork & Painted Skulls
July 25 - July 31 DG House Cherokee Painting, Prints, & Photographs
August 1 - 7 Jola Fay LeBeau Shoshone Native Beadwork, Arts & Crafts
August 8 - 14 Josie Broncho & Diane Trahant Shoshone / Paiute Beadwork
August 15 - 21 Iris Sully Sicangu Lakota Carved Dolls & Beadwork
August 22 - 28 Paul Hacker Choctaw Flutes, Knives, Ledger Art, & Pottery
August 29 - September 4 Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall Shoshone Beadwork & Silverwork
September 5 - 11 Laine Thom Shoshone / Goshute / Paiute Shoshonean Beadwork
September 12 - 18 DG House Cherokee Painting, Prints, & Photographs
September 19 - October 2 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Arrowheads, Beadwork, & Quillwork
 

2023 American Indian Guest Artist Speaker Series

At the Colter Bay Amphitheater, Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date Artist Tribe Program
May 27 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Native American Sign Language & Magic Performance by Wilbur the Coyote Trickster!
June 3 Dani Windchief Bahnsen Assiniboine Stories from Assiniboine Elders and Guided Meditation
June 10 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Native American Sign Language & Magic Performance by Wilbur the Coyote Trickster!
June 17 Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. Arikara / Hidatsa Traditional Storytelling & History of Ledger Art
July 1 Dallin Maybee Northern Arapaho/ Seneca Dance Performance & Interactive Presentation
July 8 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Native American Dancing & Drumming
July 22 Debbie & James Rattling Leaf Northern Arapaho Indigenous Star Knowledge: Explorations of the Indigenous Universe
July 29 DG House Cherokee History of Ledger Art Through the Story of the Battle of Greasy Grass
August 5 Jola Fay LeBeau Shoshone Elk Hoof Bags / Storage Containers
August 19 Iris Sully Sicangu Lakota Lewis and Clark Timeframe as it Pertains to Lakota Art
August 26 Paul Hacker Choctaw Native American Flute Playing & Ledger Art
September 2 Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall Shoshone Native American Indian Flute Performance with Hovia Edwards
September 9 Laine Thom Shoshone / Goshute / Paiute "Far More Than Beauty": Natural and Global Trade Goods Used in Creating Cultural Materials and Significance
September 16 DG House Cherokee History of Ledger Art Through the Story of the Battle of Greasy Grass
September 23 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Native American Sign Language & Magic Performance by Wilbur the Coyote Trickster!
September 30 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Native American Sign Language & Magic Performance by Wilbur the Coyote Trickster!

Last updated: May 9, 2023

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