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2024
Summer Classes Open for Registration!
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Summer fun with the Arts Council!
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Jul
11
2024
Music in the Mountains: El Laberinto del Coco
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Transport to Puerto Rico!
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Jul
20
2024
Big Sky Artisan Festival
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Local & Regional Makers & Creators Market
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23
2024
2024 Montana Chamber Music Summer Festival
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Enjoy Copland's iconic Appalachian Spring
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Since its inception in 1989, the Arts Council of Big Sky has been Big Sky’s premier non-profit cultural organization, striving to create an art-centric community through artistic events, cultural outreach, public art, and educational initiatives. Learn more about how we impact our community from our latest impact report.


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May 3, 2024
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Arts Council Announces 2024 Music in the Mountains Lineup

The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to announce another incredible summer of Music in the Mountains at Center Stage in Len Hill Park in Big Sky. Starting on June 20 and ending on September 12, there will be 13 concerts, all of which are free and open to the public. This year marks the 15th anniversary of hosting Music in the Mountains in Len Hill Park.

"We’re grateful to be able to bring another season of Music in the Mountains to the Big Sky Community," says Brian Hurlbut, the Arts Council's Executive Director. "We think our audience is going to be thrilled with this year’s lineup, which features a mix of returning favorites and exciting new artists."

We think our audience is going to be thrilled with this year's lineup, which features a mix of returning favorites and exciting new artists.

The popular series will again present a variety of genres to appeal to all tastes. From blues to bluegrass, Americana to funk and soul, this summer will surely be another memorable one in Big Sky. The full schedule includes the Jeff Crosby Band on June 20; Cool Cool Cool on June 27; the Tiny Band on July 4; El Laberinto del Coco on July 11; The Wood Brothers on July 18; Mikaela Davis on July 25; Carolyn Wonderland on August 1; Doom Flamingo on August 8; Erica Falls and Vintage Soul on August 15; Fruition on August 22; The Lil Smokies on August 29; Pinky and the Floyd on September 5. Once again the season will conclude with the second annual Metal in the Mountains festival on September 12, featuring Metallica tribute band Blistered Earth and local rockers Scavenger. A free performance of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will also take place in the Town Center Plaza on July 27.

The Arts Council is again partnering with the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation to present the Emerging Artist Series, which features local and regional opening artists for each concert. This year’s performers include Mike Murray on June 20; Gilda House on June 27; DJ Chedda on July 4; Cruz Contreras on July 11; Buffalo Burrows on July 18; Jacob Rountree and the Somethings on July 25; Emma and the Ledge on August 1; Moth on August 8; Jazz Cabbage on August 15; Tuesday Night Rodeo Club on August 22; and North Fork Crossing on August 29.

The family friendly events take place at Center Stage in Len Hill Park, one of the best outdoor venues in the state, right in the heart of Big Sky. The park opens at 6 p.m. each week, and there will be food and beverage vendors and a free arts activity tent for kids. Music typically starts at 6:30 p.m. with the headliner following at 8 p.m. Please remember that no dogs or glass containers are allowed in the park, and although attendees are allowed to bring their own food and alcohol into the park, please remember to be kind and respectful to others around you.

For more information on the summer lineup and to check out what other events the Arts Council has going on, please visit bigskyarts.org.

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Jun 26, 2024
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Arts Council Awarded Economic Impact and Destination Event Grant

The Arts Council's Music in the Mountains program was recently awarded a $19,950 grant from the Montana Department of Commerce. The Economic Impact and Destination Event Grant, which is offered through the Department of Commerce, will help fund the popular free concert series, assisting with infrastructure needs, signage and advertising.

The purpose of the Economic Impact and Destination Event Grant is to assist Montana's communities with destination events and new events that will increase tourism to include regional, national and international visitors, promote Montana's unique attributes and generate additional community revenue, with a focus on rural communities.

"We are very grateful to the State of Montana for supporting Music in the Mountains," says Brian Hurlbut, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Big Sky. "It recognizes how important this program is not only to our local community, but to our statewide audience as well."

In 2023 more than 45,000 people flocked to Big Sky for the free outdoor concert series. This year's concerts start on June 20 and go through September 12.

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Jun 26, 2024
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Artisan Festival Returns to Big Sky on July 20

The annual Big Sky Artisan Festival returns to Big Sky on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Len Hill Park, located in the Big Sky Town Center. The festival features a wide variety of artistic mediums, such as painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and other fine handmade products. Live music, food and drink vendors will also be on site.

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.

This year we have more than 85 arts and craft vendors participating in the event. The Len Hill Park stage will also feature local singer-songwriters performing all day long, and food trucks will line Aspen Leaf Drive. Stop by on your way to the PBR Bullriding Event that takes place later that night.

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