Jackson Hole Public Art and local artists have been busy at work, printing large-scale artworks and prepping sites for the annual mural event — WildWalls— which opened on June 29 and runs through early September. Grand Teton National Park Foundation is pleased to support this community event. Two permanent murals and nine temporary wheatpasted murals are up around the Town of Jackson, most with Augmented Reality (AR) features that transform the static image into a live animation based on current science from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. By showing artworks in iconic public settings, WildWalls aims to reach broad audiences with conservation messages through public art. This collaborative effort draws attention to the conservation and stewardship of our beloved national park and ecosystem.
Silver Star is sponsoring the WildWalls augmented reality features that will be hosted on the HOVERLAY app available on all smartphones. JH Public Art worked with the selected local artists and a group of eco-partners including The Nature Conservancy, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Teton Conservation District, Protect Our Water JH, Trout Unlimited Jackson Hole, and University of Wyoming Migration Initiative to generate educational content that make each mural come alive. WildWalls helps to beautify the alleys in downtown Jackson which also serve as alternative walking venues in during the busy summer months. Printed maps for self-guided walking tours will be available at locations across town and a digital version can be found at http://www.jhpublicart.org.
The Foundation is pleased to partner with local organizations and artists to share conservation stories through the WildWalls project. Be sure to check out these these unique installations while in town this summer!