The next performance will be April 14th at the Swan Valley School.

It will feature
Gamelan Manik Harum

Visit the 2 Valleys Stage page to learn more about this last event of the season.

2 Valleys Stage
2018-19 Season

 Details and Season
Ticket information →

 (click on the poster to learn more)

AAI Information

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

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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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Alpine Artisans, Inc.
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 754-0034
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March has two authors coming

James Fraley
will read from his book

on Saturday, March 2nd
7 PM at the Grizzly Claw in Seeley Lake

Then Jeremy Smith's reading of

has been rescheduled for
March 9th, 7 PM
at the Grizzly Claw in Seeley Lake.


Save the Date
Thursday, May 16
for a special evening with dinner and discussion of the anthology
Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity and Place,
edited by Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor (2018).

Tickets go on sale in April for this gala event at the new Conference Center at the Lodges on Seeley Lake.

If you're looking for other good
reads, check out the

Open Book Club

Thank you
to everyone who took part in the 

To learn more about this
event visit the
Tour of the Arts page.

Artist Opportunities


Artist Residencies:

Are you an artist interested in sharing your artwork and skills with the students of the Seeley-Swan Valleys? Each of our schools – Swan Valley Elementary, Seeley Lake Elementary and Seeley Swan High School – are interested involving our members in Artists Residencies from November – March. Although the format isn't completely firmed up, the concept is that an artist would offer one-hour tutorials over 2-3 days, with the possibility of a 'show' for the parents at the conclusion. Classroom teachers will be in the classroom and are responsible for managing the students. The cost of materials is covered and potentially a $100+ stipend might be available. If you are interested, call Jenny Rohrer at (406) 754-0034 or email


ReMarkable Floral

AAI Members Ruth and Mark Mizner-Welch, owners of ReMarkable Floral in Seeley Lake, have designated an area for local artists to use on a consignment basis to sell their work. All mediums are welcome. The commission will be 40% on sales. Contact Ruthi Mizner-Welch, 677-3200,


Montana Arts Council - State of the Arts

State of the Arts is a program of the Montana Arts Council designed to provide timely information about the arts to artists and organizations.

Montana artists can download and/or receive a free subscription to the State of the Arts newsletter. Visit


A directory of Montana artists

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Hello All Artists!

Recently, we asked select artists this question. "Why would you want your own profile page on" And here's the best response we got.

"When someone does an Internet search for my name, I want to show up in all the results on the entire first page."

JUST SO YOU KNOW, when an artist's profile page is built, we put in a fitting meta description and keywords (search terms).  Then we perform weekly SEO (Search Engine Optimization) activities, which include weekly submitting of our sitemap, checking our blacklist status, refining tags and links, viewing our listings, reviewing analytics weekly, and staying current on SEO tips because they constantly change.

IN OTHER WORDS, we are working hard so you don't have to. Our goal is to promote your Internet presence to the point it has a positive impact on your art and business. For example, site visitors have come from 22 different states already.

Go to often and send your friends there because, as you know, the more traffic the site gets, the higher it shows up in searches. Have you Googled yourself lately?  And followed the links?

Please forward this to any artists who might be interested in joining



Volunteers are needed to fill the following positions for AAI and 2VS. Contact Jenny Rohrer at or (406) 754-0034 if you are interested.

- Motivated Person(s):

Persons who love the mission of 2 Valleys Stage and willing to assist with various aspects of running the 2VS Performing Arts Series; specific tasks will be assigned according to interest; benefits include great job satisfaction, fun colleagues, fun meetings (about once a month); free season tickets.

- 2VS Volunteer Coordinator:

Assign and communicate with volunteers who serve in various capacities during the 2VS concert season. Ensure they have the information they need. Recruit new volunteers as needed. Attend 2VS Coordinating Council sessions.

- Creative Person:

Design and produce posters and/or other promotional materials for one or more AAI events or activities.

- CD/Ticket Sales:

Handle sales of concert tickets at the door and/or sales of performers' CD's at one or more 2 Valleys Stage performances.

- Art Coordinator for 2VS:

Contact artists about displaying their art at 2VS performances. Artistically arrange pieces at venue for each performance.