The Western Design Conference (WDC) brings together artists, scholars, collectors, interior designers, architects, and fashion designers with a passion for the West. From documented American craft, to home design, to fashion, the show is expanding to encompass all aspects of the best of Western design. This event celebrates functional museum-quality creations capturing the spirit of the West.
During the Exhibit + Sale you’ll meet the artists whose handcrafted works in leather, metal, home accents, woodworking, mixed media, jewelry, and fashion will be showcased and available for purchase at our spectacular location in beautiful Jackson Hole. Over $19,000 worth of cash awards are given out annually. The energy generated by tourists, artists, local businesses, and residents promises to make the WDC unforgettable—for both exhibitors and attendees.
In addition to the one-of-a-kind creations showcased during the Exhibit + Sale the 2017 show will feature:
- Designer Show House: juried artists’ creations + custom interior design come alive by integrating one-of-a-kind objects into a home environment. Attendees will enter a foyer and walk through six professionally designed rooms.
- Retail Row: a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit current trends, featuring fashion, jewelry, home accessories, art work and more in a boutique setting.
- Opening Preview Party: a gala celebration where the public views award winning craft, meets this year’s artists, walks through the Designer Show House, experiences a Runway Fashion Show and participates in the live WDC Auction while enjoying local culinary creations + signature cocktails during a festive night of shopping.
- Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 8 – Western Design Conference Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show
Early entry into the Exhibit + Sale allows a first glance at one-of-a-kind creations in furniture, fashion, jewelry, home and lifestyle accessories, meet this year’s artisans, shop Retail Row, walk through the Designer Show House, experience a Runway Fashion Show and participate in the live WDC Auction while enjoying local culinary creations by Café Genevieve + signature cocktails during a festive night of shopping and entertainment.
Snow King Center, 6 – 10pm
Tickets: $125 VIP seats or $50 General Admission – in advance online and at the door
Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11 – Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. Over 130 national artists present contemporary and traditional handcrafted, original creations of furniture, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for the home during the 24th annual Exhibit + Sale. Don’t miss the Designer Show House, juried artisan creations and custom interior design in a home environment and Retail Row, a unique shopping experience where sought after retailers exhibit up-and-coming fashion trends. Catering by E.Leaven.
Snow King Center, 10am – 5pm
Tickets at the door $15/day
Friday, September 9 – Design Excellence Awards – Join us at 2pm
View award winning craft as we present with our sponsors over $19,000 in design excellence awards. Enjoy handmade artisan chocolates generously provided by Meeteetsee Chocolatier of Jackson Hole and signature Greyhounds by Jackson Hole Still Works.