Labor Day Arts Fair in Red Lodge

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

Art Beat

Enjoy the last, best summer event in Red Lodge with the 44th 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. 4.

Presence: Paintings by Henry Blond is on display at Depot Gallery in Red Lodge through September.
Presence: Paintings by Henry Blond is on display at Depot Gallery in Red Lodge through September.

Dozens of fine artists and 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. Artists also demonstrate their skills during the Arts Fair.

Entertainment is on tap at the gazebo throughout the day and food vendors fuel the fun with an array of delicious eats.

Admission is free to the Labor Day Arts Fair, and the event is held rain or shine. Lions Park is located next to the historic Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, one block west off Broadway at 11 West 8th Street.

Depot Gallery Exhibits: Henry Blond and Rimrock Artists

From Sept. 1-30, the gallery showcases two exhibits: “Presence: Paintings by Henry Blond” and “Art by Rimrock Artists,” with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 2 and a gallery talk by Blond at 6 p.m.

Blond, a former Red Lodge resident, describes “Presence” as a series of oil paintings that explore human existence in the modern world. “Strong and unapologetic, the female face that dominates each canvas bares her true essence and commands the viewers full attention in return,” he writes.

The expressive paintings in his first solo show bring together the artist’s creative background in music, design, and visual arts through the balancing of rhythm, harmony, color and the use of space. With Montana being such a formative place on his journey to becoming a full-time artist, Blond says he’s excited to share the results of his recent artistic exploration in his first solo show.

The Rimrock Artists have participated in a critique group since 2016 and their paintings include a variety of media including alcohol ink, pastel, urban sketches, watercolor, oil and acrylic paint.

This exhibition in the north gallery will feature work from Ev Bergeron, Mike Clark, Barbara Garrett, John Kennedy, Nyd Kraushaar, Robert Tompkins, and James Vincent. In addition, a couple pieces by former founders of the group, Jim LeBar and Dick Ellis, will be part of the show.

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