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International Guitar Night

The 23rd Anniversary North American Tour of International Guitar Night features Finnish Guitarist Olli Soikelli, Soloist and Chamber Musician Stephanie Jones, Flamenco master Jesus Guerrero from Spain, and Canada’s traditional jazz guitarist and vocalist Jocelyn Gould. The 2023 date is February 7 at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.

Big Sky Artisan Festival

The 2023 Big Sky Artisan Festival will take place on Saturday, July 22, in Len Hill Park in the Big Sky Town Center.

We are now accepting artist applications for the 2023 Artisan Festival! Artist applications will be reviewed and accepted at the end of every month beginning in February and ending on May 25th, 2023. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis so apply early. Find the application here!

The Big Sky Artisan Festival is a celebration of fine artisans and craftspeople in beautiful Big Sky, Montana. A gateway town to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky is a popular tourist destination and offers world class fly fishing, amazing hiking and outdoor recreation, fine dining and shopping, and the renowned Big Sky ski resort. Aside from being a recreational hub, Big Sky has grown into a center of arts and culture in southwest Montana.  

The Big Sky Artisan Festival is held in Big Sky’s Town Center on Saturday, in July each year. The festival features a wide variety of artist mediums such as painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and other fine handmade products. Food and drink vendors will also be on site.

The income generated from artist fees and donations during the Artisan Festival help us sustain our art education programs!

Mountainfilm on Tour - Big Sky

Mountainfilm on Tour comes to Big Sky annually, bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

The documentary style shorts explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Madrigal Dinner

The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the Madrigal Dinner annually in Big Sky. This event a production of the Montana State University School of Music and is considered by many as the traditional opening of the holiday season and is one of the highlights for the Big Sky community.

Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner includes a fantastic three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Buck’s, as well as festive music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and the MSU Chorale. The event tickets are by advanced reservation only.

Dinner begins promptly at 6 p.m., in preparation for the Ceremonial Procession of the Lord and Lady of the Manor and their guests. Olde English customs are the theme throughout the evening, including fanfares introducing the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar’s Head Procession and the Flaming Pudding Dessert. The MSU Montanans serenade guests throughout the evening and the MSU Chorale presents a concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols.