Tour of the Arts
Tour the in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys
October 8th and 9th, 10AM - 5PM
The 2016 Alpine Artisans' annual Tour of the Arts invites you to take a tour of local artists at work on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, 10am to 5pm. This popular self-guided tour has expanded to feature the work of over 25 artists in four artist studios, two galleries and three historical museums in Seeley Lake, Condon and Ovando. The tour is held annually in mid-October to feature the natural beauty of the Western Tamaracks as they turn a bright yellow and orange, highlighting the incredible natural beauty of the Seeley, Swan and Blackfoot Valleys.
The Tour of the Arts is an opportunity to visit the artists in their studios, meet them immersed in their passion and see them at work. Visitors will be welcomed into their artist lifestyle, learn firsthand about their art and hear their stories of creation. The tour is continuing our collaboration with three local historical museums featuring 13 of the artists: Condon's Upper Swan Valley Historical Museum, Seeley Lake's Historical Museum and Ovando's Brand Bar Museum Each museum is housed in a fascinating historical building, and visitors will enjoy absorbing the local lore and old stories side-by-side with experiencing these artists' techniques and perspectives.
The Tour also offers a free movie night Saturday, 7 pm at the Seeley Lake Community Hall showcasing the popular 90-minute film UNBRANDED about four young Texans who hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train and ride wild mustangs 3000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada.
Tour maps are available in Seeley Lake at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company, at the Seeley Lake Visitor's Center, in Condon at Grace's Gallery, and at participating galleries and museums. For further information contact: Jenny Rohrer at (406) 754-0034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slideshow from the Tour of the Arts Showcase at the Bigfork Art Museum
Colleen Kesterson and Andi Bourne, Pathfinder, October 17, 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.