May is for Membership!
Now is the time to join the Lewistown Art Center. This membership-based organization served over 3,500 people last year with education programs, cultural events, and regional art and craft! That’s like half of Lewistown!
Our annual membership drive is necessary part of the Art Center’s annual funding and allows us to offer low-cost programming like $5 after-school classes. For just $8.50 a month (a $100 membership for the price of a movie ticket a month!), you can support our mission of providing and promoting art, arts education, and cultural events in Central Montana. Our membership drive runs until Saturday, June 15th, when we host HANDS ON MONTANA, a free, community-wide party to celebrate you!
As an added incentive, if you become a member OR increase your membership amount OR refer a friend to membership, you will be entered to win one of 2 original artworks from David Wharton. David is a Lewistown-based artist of international renown, known for his lithographic prints, artist books, and incredibly detailed paintings. Stop in to see these incredible pieces!
The Plant Swap is Coming!
It’s the time of year to start planting seeds and raking your garden! Mark your calendar, separate your plant babies, and start those seedlings for our Lewistown Art Center Plant Swap! On May 18th, we’ll gather to exchange plants, seeds, and starts to help cultivate more green in our community! We can’t wait to see you there!
The Hasslers are bringing their unique brand of folk-rock to Lewistown for a hometown show!
Hasslers Concert May 26th - May at the LAC is PACKED with amazing events. The LAC is delighted to welcome The Hasslers back to Central Montana on Sunday, May 26th. Join us for an 18+ concert at the Eagles on Sunday, May 26th, with music at 7 PM. The Hasslers are a Seattle-based band with Montana (and Central Montana) roots! The Hasslers have a unique and acclaimed sound of catchy folk-rock, and are sure to bring great energy and good music to Central Montana. As the Northwest Music Scene wrote, “If you hold strong, personal lyrics in high regard, but also like the sound of muscular folk and alt-country, The Hasslers aren’t to be skipped out on.”
Tickets for the Hasslers are $10 until the day of the show, when they jump to $12! Don’t miss out and stop by the LAC for your Hasslers ticket today. While you’re in, ask about the other events we sell tickets for and have coming up, there’s always something new at the Art Center.
Big Spring Bluegrass Concert June 1st
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 1st, the LAC and the Big Spring Bluegrass Association will welcome the Lochwood Bluegrass Band for a workshop and performance. There’s a locals-only jam the night before! Stop by the LAC for tickets!
Call for Submissions! Public Art for the City of Lewistown!
The City of Lewistown is seeking submissions for Public Art for the Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion. There is a $5000 honorarium and a materials stipend for the successful proposal! Help us spread the word to artists that you know and love! — Information can be found here. This is NOT a Lewistown Art Center call, we're just helping spread the word!
The Annual Exhibition of the Montana Watercolor Society - in the Wilkins Gallery for the Month of May!
This weekend may have been dreary and white, but the inside of the LAC was bursting with color! We welcomed more than 22 watercolor artists from across the state for a workshop and exhibition from the Montana Watercolor Society. This annual show (in miniature!) brings together some of the best “water media” artists in the state for a weekend of creativity and celebration.
Under the tutelage of Bozeman-based artist, Jim Howard, these artists had a two-day workshop that took them “back to basics” and our classroom was filled with new techniques and ideas all weekend. Come see the fruits of this year’s labor in the Margie Wilkins Gallery. Congratulations to Jessica Glenn, Judy Michael, and Mary Frieze for their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons respectively, and to the Honorable Mention winners as well!
This miniature exhibition will be on display until the end of May, but don’t wait to see it! These affordable micro-masterpieces are selling fast, and are the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
New Work in the Gift Shop
Spring has sprung, and we love seeing the season’s inspiration play out for many of the artists we represent in the LAC’s Gift Shop. Stop by to see new, amazing work from Kathy Gallagher (nee Shaw) who uses discarded and rusted found objects within her realistic paintings, or check out new sculptural boxes from local artist David Wharton. We’re gearing up for our Mother’s Day trunk show, so now is the time to shop early and save. We’re proud to represent more than 150 artists at the LAC, so come support your neighbors as you enjoy our Downtown.