Since 1937, the Grand Teton Association (GTA) has supported the education, interpretation, and research initiatives of agency partners.
This summer, that history of support will be carried on through the return of Grand Teton National Park’s annual American Indian Guest Artist Program at Colter Bay. Running from May 23 to October 2, visitors to the park will have the opportunity to witness the traditional and contemporary art of American Indian tribes from all over the country.
The program is sponsored by the Grand Teton Association and will be held at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Participating artists will demonstrate their craft, which includes painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Visitors can also purchase finished items from the artists themselves.
The American Indian Guest Artist Program is open during the visitor center's daily hours of operation, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning June 7, the visitor center will open at 8 a.m. to accommodate more visitors.
Moreover, visitors can look forward to the guest artist performances and talks that will take place most Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the Colter Bay Amphitheater. These events are open to the public and offer a great opportunity to learn about the artists and their work.
If you're interested in attending the artist and speaker series, check out the Grand Teton's American Indian Guest Artist Program webpage at go.nps.gov/tetonguestartistprogram for the full schedule of events for the summer of 2023.