Call Out to Artists for Crane Art Project

Are you interested in putting your artistic talent to work protecting wildlife habitat in the Teton Valley? This idea was pioneered at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival in Steamboat, Colorado and we are excited to provide this unique opportunity here to benefit staging Sandhills in the Teton Valley.

We still have a few wooden crane forms available. These are being offered on a first come first serve basis to artists interested in creating a work to be auctioned off at the Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival on Saturday, September 21 at the Driggs City Plaza.

These unique cranes are meant to be displayed outdoors, so please make sure to use materials that can withstand the outdoor environment. The wooden sculptures are available to be picked up at the Teton Regional Land Trust. Artists must return their finished work to the Land Trust office by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

The crane sculptures will be featured at the Crane Festival’s Community Celebration at the Driggs City Center Plaza on Saturday, September 21.  They will be numbered and festival attendees will be able to vote for their favorites. The artist of the crowd favorite will win the opportunity to float the Teton River with the Land Trust to learn about crane conservation and view staging Sandhill Cranes. Prizes will also be offered for 2nd and 3rd Place. We will sell the cranes through a silent auction that day and all proceeds will benefit conservation in Teton Valley.

For more information, or to see if any cranes are still available, contact Kate at kate@tetonlandtrust.org or 208-354-8939.