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Alpine Artisans, Inc.
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 754-0034
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AAI Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 18, 1PM

Seeley Lake Senior Center

Special Guest Speaker:  Arlynn Fishbaugh, Executive Director, Montana Arts Council

Find out why the Montana Arts Council has been recognized as one of the most innovative and effective arts councils in the nation. Learn what's happening with the arts across the state and why AAI is unique among Montana's arts organizations.

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In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean literary Festival

Alpine Artisans is the producer of the 2015 In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean literary Festival, and our beautiful website is now LIVE at www.macleanfootsteps.com. Take a look at the events, speakers and at the bottom of the home page, then take our Survey about what you would be interested in. This survey will help is with our planning and with our funders! And signup to be on the Festival's email list for further updates.

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Tour of the Arts

Seeley, Swan and Blackfoot Valleys

A self-guided tour of 13 artist studios, galleries and museums. Studios are open year-long by appointment. Artists' mediums include woodworking, watercolors, fiber arts, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass and more. Tour of the Arts DETAILS and MAP >>

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Tour of the Arts


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. Meet the artists immersed in their passions and see them at work. Studios are open year-long by appointment and during the Tour of the Arts fall weekend, October 11 & 12, 2014.

Download the TOUR OF THE ARTS brochure and map

On the Tour of the Arts, you have the opportunity to meet artists immersed in their passion, and see them at work. You'll be welcomed into their lives and their lifestyle. Visit one-on-one with them to learn first-hand about their art and hear their stories of creation. Take time to embrace the special world of the artisan at work.

This is what one visitor had to say about the Tour of the Arts:

"It was fantastically exciting to visit studios—meet these warm, friendly, skilled and professional artists, each with a unique studio/house and each with their very own artistic set-up! The scenery is brilliant and the artwork is superb—and seeing it in the context it was created in makes it all more accessible, more intimate."

We invite you to contact the local area establishments to reserve a night or two of lodging and turn your Tour of the Arts into an event dedicated to personal growth and relaxation.

 

Tour of the Arts Creates Enthusiasm and Inspiration
By Colleen Kesterson and Andi Bourne, Pathfinder, October 17, 2013

Printed TOUR OF THE ARTS brochures are available at:

Seeley Lake

Grizzly Claw Trading Company
Seeley Lake Historical Museum

Condon

Mission Mountains Mercantile

Lincoln

Roasted


Slideshow from the Tour of the Arts Showcase at the Bigfork Art Museum, August-September 2013

Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts Showcase in Missoula, Seeley Swan Pathfinder, July 18, 2013 (PDF)

Watch the Tour of the Arts video!

To get a taste of what a Tour of the Arts is all about, watch this seven-minute video by award-winning producer and AAI member Jenny Rohrer. It takes you down Montana's backroads and inside six of the studios from the 2007 Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts.