The 29th annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale (WDC) is back in action in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as an in-person event September 9 through 12. Showcasing handcrafted items that celebrate the spirit of the West, artisans display and sell their wares in the 28,000-square-foot Snow King Events Center. The jury selection committee accepted a record number of artists for 2021, jumping at the chance to unveil new trends in furniture, fashion, leather, interior design, jewelry, and metalwork, among other things. “Tickets to the opening night and fashion show are selling earlier than ever,” says executive director Allison Merritt, adding that they will adapt to any and all local health guidelines to ensure a safe environment.
Kicking off the four-day celebration is the Thursday evening Opening Preview Party, where guests sip specialty cocktails and enjoy catered bites as they explore the showroom and watch the live fashion show, as cowboy couture comes to life. During the following three days, guests can browse the showroom from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with the Designer Show House, in which interior designers display their styles and talents by curating full-sized rooms; westerndesignconference.com.