Celebrate Montana’s Makers at the Big Sky Artisan Festival
The festival will be held on July 2 in the Big Sky Town Center
This weekend, you’ll have the chance to celebrate the fine artisans and craftspeople of Big Sky, Montana in the city’s creative hub.
From 9 am to 5 pm on July 2, artists and vendors will be selling their wares and hosting demonstrations of their work as part of the Big Sky Artisan Festival. The free festival will be held indoors at BASE and outdoors at Len Hill Park, both located in the Big Sky Town Center at 285 Simkind Dr.
Featured at the festival will be a wide variety of artistic mediums — including painting, photography, pottery and jewelry-making — from more than 70 local and regional artists. There will also be live music and plenty of food trucks on site.
Artists are selected by a panel of five jurors, who make their decisions based on where the artist is based and whether or not they’ve participated in the festival before.
This year, featured artists include Jake Mosher Photography, 406 Woodcrafters, the Big Sky Arts Collective, KT Leatherworks and Twisted Tree Designs. For a full list of artists, and for a map of where to find their booths, check out the Arts Council of Big Sky’s website.
The festival is put on by the Arts Council of Big Sky; since its inception in 1989, it has been the area’s premier non-profit cultural organization, operating with the goal of creating an art-centric community through events, outreach, public art and educational initiatives. This year marks the fifth-annual Big Sky Artisan Festival, held typically in the first week of July.
The Arts Council also puts on the free festival Music in the Mountains, which will be held at 6 p.m. on June 30 at Len Hill Park. The Fireside Collective, a progressive bluegrass quintet from North Carolina, will take the stage, preceded by Ian Thomas and the Band of Drifters.