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P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 210-9980

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Alpine Artisans, Inc.
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 754-0034
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Alpine Artisans welcomes you to a self-guided tour of artists' studios, galleries and museums through the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys of western Montana. Visits are welcome all year long, by appointment.


2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series  

2015-2016 Season

2 Valleys Stage Tickets for 2015-16 are now available on the Tickets page on this website using Paypal.

In addition to the fine artwork created by our members, Alpine Artisans is proud of its performing arts program, 2 Valleys Stage. This outstanding series brings music, drama, and dance professionals from all around the country right to our very front door. 

Friday, August 28th - 6:00 PM
Cyrano de Bergerac - Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Double Arrow Lodge Grounds

The romantic tragi-comedy play, Cyrano de Bergerac, was written not by Shakespeare but by Edmond Rostand in 1897.

Cyrano, a gifted poet and a romantic, loves Roxane. But he is convinced she could never love him in return because of his unattractively long nose. When his friend, Christian, reveals that he lover Roxane, Cyrano agrees to write love letters to her in Christian's name.

Sunday, October 4th - 3:00 PM
Norman Foote
Seeley Swan High School


Foote's Humour Enlightens and Entertains
By ANDI BOURNE, Pathfinder, October 8, 2015

Norman Foote has created a special niche in the music world and amassed a cross-generational following. His musicality is like no other, mixing clever hooks, witty wordplay and comedy all to great effect. What makes Norman so great is his ability to find subject matter that challenges and engages his audience - both young and old. He puts his theatrical and comedic talents to use as he weaves stories and paints musical imagery that audiences respond to. 

"I had so much fun watching him work his magic with the crowd. Parents, teenagers and young adults were all having a blast. Everyone was connected through the show, it was really special."
- Manager, Resort Municipality of Whistler

Sunday, November 22nd - 3:00 PM
Tra le Gael
Swan Valley School

Kalispell's Tra le Gael engages and delights audiences with their distinctive renderings of traditional Celtic songs and dance tunes. They also put their own invigorating spin on more contemporary material.

Their voices blend with an astonishing array of instruments: hammered dulcimers, Celtic folk harp, guitar, mandolin, recorder, fiddle, Irish bouzouki, percussion, Irish flute and penny whistles.

Eric Funk calls listening to Tra Le Gael "akin to breathing the clear mountain air in Montana with Ireland on your mind."
-11th and Grant with Erik Funk

"They offer soaring melodies and rich vocal harmonies, driving reels and lively jigs, sweet waltzes and traditional ballads."
-First Night Flathead

Sunday, January 17th - 3:00 PM
Tanya Gabrielian
Seeley Swan High School

Pianist Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. She shot onto the international stage at the age of twenty and has performed in major venues on four continents.

In addition to the traditional concert stage, Tanya is passionate about inspiring new generations of musicians and music lovers. She is dedicated to community engagement, education and activism through the arts.

"Anyone who says that emerging young pianists all sound alike obviously hasn't heard Tanya Gabrielian." - Peninsula Reviews

"An astounding achievement by any standards, and one I cannot imagine being bettered. Remember the name - Tanya Gabielian - you will be hearing a lot more from her I feel sure."
-Seen and Heard International

Sunday, March 20th - 3:00 PM
Queen Nur
Swan Valley School

Stories on Tour with Queen Nur presents a highly interactive performance that brings audiences to their feet. Nationally-known, award winning storyteller, Queen Nur exhuberantly presents timeless tales from African Oral Tradition. Her imaginative dramatizations are interwoven with the energetic percussion playing of Yomi Awodesu.

"Incomparable storyteller Queen Nur presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating her African-American Heritage... An energetic and interactive performnace for audiences of all ages."
- Theatreworks, USA

"Everybody has their own rhythm and everybody has their own style - and that's what makes America so beautiful."
- Queen Nur

Sunday, April 17th - 3:00 PM
Tappan-Roberti Quartet
Seeley Swan High School

Ann Tappan's masterful arrangements complement the lyrical vocalizing and scat singing of MJ Williams, the tasteful drum kit of Brad Edwards and the virtuosic bass improvisations of Kelly Roberti. These top jazz artists approach with equal aplomb the music of the Doors or Cole Porter. Come enjoy some of the region's best jazz in the warm acoustic of Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church.

"Ann Tappan display superb phrasing and a Shearing-like minimalist style."
- Jazzscene Magazine, Portland, OR

"The Tappan/Roberti Quartet consists of four of the finest jazz players anywhere. Their sound is the 'state of the art' jazz that international audiences cherish and yearn for."
- Montana Public Television


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