Celebrate Montana Art, a high-quality art show and sale, returns to Helena as part of the Montana Artrepreneur Program’s sixth annual Montana Artists’ Gathering Nov. 10-13 at the Radisson Colonial Hotel. The event is comprised of two parts: the first, an indoor art show featuring MAP artists and their work; and the second, professional development workshops for MAP artists aimed at expanding artists’ knowledge of relevant topics within the profession of art and entrepreneurship and cultivating community within the network.
Celebrate Montana Art is a high-quality indoor booth show featuring the best of the best work of MAP artists. Just in time for holiday giving, artists will be ready to tell their compelling stories – the “why” of what they do – and share their talent with shoppers on both Friday and Saturday.
The art show and sale is open to the public from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena.
New this year: two of the workshops are open to the public. MAP will offer workshops to interested artists on the topics of social media and legal considerations in the business of art. Registration is available online at www.art.mt.gov.
Gathering is the goal! Each year artists come from around the state to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, inspire one another, and urge each other to lean into the power of exchange. Topics for this year’s professional development include marketing, disaster preparedness, tech talks on framing and understanding your camera, and more. MAP director Sheri Jarvis describes it as “an INFOPALOOZA of valuable learning!”
Kicking off the conference will be a dinner discussion about “Thriving in the Arts” with keynote speaker and workshop presenter James Grace, executive director of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston.
Grace has experience working with artists and arts organizations in the areas of publishing law, public art, copyright, nonprofit incorporation and mergers, negotiation training, and artist live/work and nonprofit board issues. In addition, Grace is a working author, book editor, and publishing attorney. He is the co-author of best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Golf.
For more information, visit art.mt.gov or call 406-865-0884.