The Change Your Pace deadline of July 26th is approaching fast.

To stretch your donation dollars in support for Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage and Open Book Club programs, checks need to be received by the Seeley Lake Community Foundation by the deadline to qualify.
Make your check out to SLCF with the notation that the donation is for Alpine Artisans.
Mail your check to
   P.O. Box 25
   Seeley Lake, MT. 59868

If you want to contribute on-line, go to this
Change Your Pace link,
which is specific for AAI.

Donate today – your dollars make a big difference!

2 Valleys Stage seeks Part Time
Program Director

-Knowledge of and experience in the performing arts
-Skills in grant writing, fund raising & organization
-Independent Contractor status

-Resume, cover letter, & three references by July 12, 2019 to

Alpine Artisans/2VS
P.O. Box 841, Seeley Lake, Montana, 59868

For complete

The 2019-2020 Performances have been arranged.
Read about them in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder - May 16 article

2019-20 season tickets can be purchased on-line. The price is $45 for seniors and $50 for adults. Visit the 2 Valleys Stage page to learn more.



Design by Brandy Wyckoff   

To learn more visit the
Loon and Fish Festival

AAI Information

AAI is grateful to everyone who comes out and supports our local artists.

Donate now!

Donations to AAI support the following programs: Scholarship Fund; Tour of the Arts; Open Book Club; Community Cinema and 2 Valleys Stage. Please contact us if you would like to donate to a specific program.

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Contact AAI


Alpine Artisans, Inc.
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 754-0034
Email AAI


Two accomplished choirs that
will perform at the
Missoula's International
Choral Festival

gave a free concert on
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 pm
at the Seeley-Swan High School Auditorium.

The choirs included the
Lithuanian Boys' Choir DAGILĖLIS
from Lithuania
and the
Batavia Madrigal Singers from Indonesia.
If you missed it or want to see them again as well as other choirs, head into the Choral Festival in Missoula (July 17-20, 2019).
For additional details visit:


Autumn Event

To learn more visit the
Tour of the Arts page.

If you're a painter consider these opportunities which take place throughout the year. A two day workshop event
which takes place
twice a year
at the
Rich Ranch.

Artist Jim Howard with Belinda Rich and Kris Gullikson

To learn more visit the
Painting for a Dream page.

events take place
several times throughout the year.

Visit the Uncorked and Creative
page to learn more about this event.


Loon and Fish 2019 logo

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Weekend

Unless noted, all events are taking place at the
Seeley Lake Community Hall.
North of town on Hwy. 83.

The festival is a celebration of art and nature in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot valleys. Inside the Community Hall, 30 artists had items on display, including wood work, jewelry, watercolor, oils, embroidery, beadwork, origami, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, photography and more.

Saturday included the Food Bank Soup Bowl Lunch, where the purchase of a bowl (created by either Bob Korn of Swan Valley’s Kornutopia or Carrie Darrah of Obsession Pottery) was filled with soup (donated by local restaurants) and the proceeds from the purchase went to the local food bank. Only 100 bowls were available.

Throughout the weekend, Raffle Tickets were sold for three possible prizes including an 11-foot stand-up paddleboard, a Japanese-style walnut and bird’s eye maple lamp by Dona Aitken and a dump truck load (10 cubic yards) of quality top soil donated by Deer Creek Excavating. 

Events Schedule Included  Download the Events Schedule (400 KB pdf)

10 am Festival Opens - Art Show and Sale featuring 30+ Local Artists all weekend.
10 am – 1 pm Art Demonstration: Marquetry with Dona Aitken
11:30 am Food Bank Soup Bowl Lunch with Bob Korn & Obsession Pottery bowls
While bowls last.
Noon – 1 pm Quick Draw demonstration by Merrily Dunham
12:30 – 1:30 pm Live Music by Ken Barber
1 – 5 pm Bake Sale Begins, runs through Sunday
1 – 4 pm Art Demonstration: Painting on Fiber with Annie Allen
5 pm Saturday's Festival Events close

9 am Loon Walk to nearby lakes with Donna Love, meet at the Community Hall
11 am Wildflower Walk to Holland Falls with Diann Ericson
meet at Holland Falls Trail Parking Lot
11 am Art Show and Sale featuring 30+ Local Artists.
11:30 – 2 pm Art Demonstration: Beadwork with Jo Ogden
Noon – 1 pm Live Music with Ron Gibson
Noon – 2 pm Art Demonstration: Fiber Art Creations with Tamara Jordan
1 – 4 pm Art Demonstration: Mixed Media Art with Lisa Gibson
1 pm Loon Talk with Chris Hammond, the Common Loon Working Group Co-Chair,
Community Hall Back Room
2 – 4 pm Watercolor Painting Class & Demonstration with Sharon Lamar
$20 fee to cover materials, limited to 8 participants
contact Sharon to register: call 406-754-2745 or email:
3 pm Raffle & 50/50 drawings
4 pm Festival Closes

 Download the 2019 Loon and Fish Festival Poster


In years past, the Loon and Fish Festival was a primary fund raiser for Alpine Artisans. However, it has been on a bit of a holiday for the past few years. Here is a look back at the 2013 Loon & Fish Festival, which is the was the last festival to be held.

Loon and Fish Festival Something For Everyone
By M.J. Kolepp, Seeley Swan Pathfinder, May 30, 2013


Slideshow photos by Betty Vanderwielen