Art Center Happenings

Works by five emerging contemporary Native American artists, such as this one by Ben Pease, will be on display throughout October at the Lewistown Art Center.       Photo courtesy of Linda Tullis

In the Wilkins Gallery

There are only a couple of days more to check out the award winning photography by Sean Heavey, with his storm chasing series, “The Wind Blows and the Sky Above.” Heavey gathers most of his images from the Glasgow area in Montana where the theater in the sky offers spectacular subject matter on a regular basis. The vanishing homesteads of rural Montana also peak his interest, and these snapshots in time offer up the romance and nostalgia of bygones past. We thank the Elks trustees and Russ Spika for sponsoring this show.

“On Which We Stand,” a collective of five emerging contemporary Native American artists, will be on display throughout the month of October, with an opening on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5–7 p.m. The artists include Ben Pease, John Pepion, Lauren Monroe, Robert Martinez and Louis Still Smoking. There is an incredible energy with their artwork as a group, but each artist brings his personal story as well. The collection shares the Native American history in Montana and Wyoming plus each artist’s talents and viewpoint. The staff of the Art Center is proud to sponsor this show.


ARToberfest, Oct. 15

We invite the community to join us for our annual fundraiser on Oct. 15 from 4–7 p.m., complete with custom brats and home brew, kraut, and live polka music. One hundred percent of the funds raised from this event go directly towards education and projects with the gallery. Get your ticket now. They are available at the Art Center or from our board members.

Winning tickets will be drawn for the metal sculptures in conjunction with the membership drive. If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership, this is the perfect time to do so. Be a supporter of the arts in Lewistown; it will make you feel really good.


“Hands on Art” fall class schedule

The Art Center is a place to create for kids of all ages, whether it’s glass art, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking or sculpture. Creative learning is so valuable and relates positively in everyday life.

Doodlebugs (Pre-K – Second Grade): Mondays 3:30–5 p.m.

Sprouting Artists (Third – Sixth Grade): Tuesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Open Studio: Thursdays 3:30–6 p.m. with all ages welcome. Come and continue ongoing art projects, or explore independent new avenues.

Grades one–four can take the Number 5 bus, and grades five–six take the Number 7 bus, and will be dropped off at the Art Center. Pre-K and kindergarteners are welcome to attend, but must arrange transportation.

For more information and upcoming classes and workshops, including a complete Hands On Art schedule, visit us online at or email our education director at


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