Labor Day Arts Fair in Red Lodge

Find abundant artisans, food and entertainment at end-of-summer event

Art Beat

Enjoy the last, best summer event in Red Lodge with the 40th annual Labor Day Arts Fair in Lions Park. Organized by the Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, this one-day event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

More than 90 artisans share high-quality handmade goods, including one-of-a-kind fine art, sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, metal art, furniture, greeting cards, and more.

Entertainment is on tap at the gazebo throughout the day, including performances by the Red Lodge School of Dance at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; the barbershop quartet Homebrewed Harmonies at 11 a.m.; singer/songwriter Jessica Eve at noon; and, at 2 p.m., Rayven and the Dads from Powell, Wyo. (featuring Rayven Faxon, her father and grandfather). Food vendors fuel the fun with an array of delicious eats.

Admission is free to the Labor Day Arts Fair, held rain or shine. Lions Park is located next to the historic Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, one block west off Broadway on 8th Street.

Depot Gallery Exhibits

Metal bird by Sheila Johns
Sculpture by Sheila Johns, whose work is part of the Guild Member Group Show at Depot Gallery.

From Aug. 31-Sept. 26, the gallery showcases the Guild Member Group Show: Ceramic, Wood, Metal, Stone and Glass. In addition, Big Timber photographer Barbara Van Cleve shares her compelling images through Sept. 15 in “Pure Quill.” These photographs capture rodeos, night scenes, Montana cattle drives, and the Spanish Mission Trail of Baja, Calif.

Van Cleve, who grew up on the Lazy K Bar Ranch near the Crazy Mountains, held her first camera at age 11. Her photos have appeared in numerous shows and are part of private and public collections around the world.

In 1995, Van Cleve was inducted into the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. She lives and has a studio in Big Timber near the family ranch.

For more information on the Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, visit or call 406-446-1370.