Volunteers Needed: Patrick Dougherty

Presented by Center for the Arts

Patrick Dougherty
The Center Park
August 8-26, 2022

Be a part of the creation of a custom sculpture at The Center for The Arts! 

Volunteers needed in August to assist with creating a new sculpture on the Center Campus

Patrick Dougherty, an internationally-renowned sculptor, is coming to the Center for the Arts as a visiting artist August 8-26. During his residency, Patrick will construct a unique, site-specific sculpture in the Center Park with the help of many local volunteers. The project will begin with 3 days of harvesting overgrowth of saplings from areas in Teton County. Following three days of harvesting, we will transport all bundled saplings to The Center Campus where Patrick and the team of volunteers will begin construction and installation of the artwork. The project will be completed by August 26th. We will celebrate the final sculpture on September 9 during the Fall Arts Festival.

Volunteers will be assisting Patrick in harvesting sapling branches, stripping them of leaves, and in the construction of the sculpture. There are four slots available for either the morning shift or afternoon shift. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for as many shifts as possible or the same shift every week until the completion of the project. We recommend that all volunteers wear closed-toe shoes and cool breathable layers including long sleeves and pants to avoid being scratched or injured while harvesting and construction. Gloves, tools, water, and snacks will be provided daily.


- Please only sign up for dates and times you know you can commit to. We hope to have a core group of volunteers to join us for multiple weeks at least one shift a week. 

- If you're interested in volunteering as a business or team please reach out to Oona Doherty, Director of Creative Initiatives, her contact information is below. 

Physical aspects for certain volunteers may include:

• Working on rough/uneven terrain

• Working outdoors in various weather conditions, including sun and rain (volunteers will move to safe shelter in the event of lightning)

• Working on scaffolding or ladders and other construction items

• Using cutting tools

• Lifting and moving materials

• Exposure to plants, animals, and insects

For questions contact: Oona@jhcenterforthearts.org 734-8956 ext. 128


Sign up for a volunteer shift here!

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

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Agnes Bourne

Engelhard Foundation

Charles and Lisa Claudy Fleischman Family Fund

Astrid Flood

Pamela Gibson

Maggie and Jim Hunt

Moorhead Family Fund

Anne and David Palmer

Karen Stewart


Learn more about how to support this unique project by clicking here.


Center for the Arts is partnering with two local nonprofit organizations to ensure that the artwork reaches a broad cross-section of the Jackson Hole community. Jackson Hole Public Art will play a critical role as Project Advisor, and Art Association of Jackson Hole will offer educational activities for youth and adults.

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