Art Center Happenings

Jay Crider’s show at the Art Center features his paintings, such as this one titled “Family Picture Time.” According to Art Center Director Mary Baumstark, “It’s going to be a weird and fun opening.”

Don’t miss The Fantastic  show of paintings by Jay Crider

Join us on Friday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. for the opening of “The Fantastic,” an exhibition by Jay Crider. The Lewistown Art Center will be filled with Crider’s colorful, whimsical, and provocative paintings, ranging from large to small. Crider’s style pushes the boundaries of traditional painting, combining fantasy and reality, realism and comic book aesthetics. These works are humorous and profound, and Jay Crider will be here for the opening to speak briefly about his work. We hope to see you at the opening; refreshments will be provided.

The Lewistown Art Center is grateful to Frank Valach and Greg Clark for their sponsorship of this exhibition.


Summer Fun Camps

It’s summer and the weather is beautiful! Come make new friends, learn new skills, and walk away with a beautiful project at the Lewistown Art Center’s Summer Fun Camps. These camps are the perfect way to spend a summer day, with our dynamic Program Director Leah Grunzke and other community organizations. Summer camps are open to all kids from kindergarten to eighth grade, and we welcome children from out of town as well.

We have an exciting schedule lined up next month, with “Take Flight” July 10-12 and “All About Insects” July 17-19.  Camps run 9:30-noon for K-3 and 1:30-4 p.m. for grades 4-8. Please register at least one week in advance; either visit us in the Gift Shop or online at 


Social Night at the Art Center: Sip and Paint

It’s back! Come try our most popular Social Night and walk away with a masterpiece of your own making. July’s Social Night will be a paint by instruction class that embraces and enhances your creativity. This is a fun and supportive environment, and painters of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged. Join us on Wednesday, July 19, for appetizers and BYOB (bring your own bottle) as you create a painting from start to finish. These events fill up quickly so please register online or give us a call at 535-8278 to reserve your spot today. Social Night at the Art Center is always on the third Wednesday of the month, so we will see you on July 19.


Hot Summer Nights

Join the Lewistown Art Center and several downtown businesses for Hot Summer Nights on Friday, July 21. We’ll be open late, so be sure and swing by as you walk around downtown to the sounds of live music. The Lewistown Art Center will have an exciting, artistic demonstration and a “Fix Your Own Jewelry” table, where you can bring those broken earrings and tangled necklaces to learn to fix them yourself. Tools and supplies will be provided. Come learn a new skill, do some summer shopping, and enjoy the season on Friday, July 21. 


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