Tour of the Arts
Tour of the Arts Creates Enthusiasm and Inspiration
By Colleen Kesterson and Andi Bourne, Pathfinder, October 17, 2013
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 12 & 13, 2013.
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.
For the Artists' Studios, Galleries and Museums, their contact information and driving directions, download the TOUR OF THE ARTS brochure and map (PDF, 4.75 MBs).
Printed TOUR OF THE ARTS brochures are available at:
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.