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Auction For The Arts

The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to host the 11th Annual Auction for the Arts event, to be held at the Grand Ballroom in the Montage in Big Sky.

This event is presented by Big Sky Real Estate Company, Lone Mountain Land Company and Montage Big Sky, with support from Montana Arts & Home, Blue Ribbon Builders, and Agnes Verano Weddings & Events.

The schedule of events included with the Auction are the gallery walk, public and private art previews throughout Big Sky, the Sound & Color Soirée, and of course the LIVE event held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023.

11th Annual Auction for the Arts

March 2, 2023

Grand Ballroom in the Montage, Big Sky

Presented by Lone Mountain Land Company & the Montage Big Sky

Schedule of Events:

Silent Auction Opens for Bidding

Thursday, 2/23, 9am


Find new artwork for your home and help out an important Big Sky organization. The Silent Auction catalog is offered online where you can register, log in, and start bidding on your favorite pieces. The Silent Auction is open through the Auction for the Arts event, so be sure to watch your bids as the Auction moves.

Sound & Color Soirée

Thursday, 2/23, 4pm - close

The Independent

The Sound & Color Soiree provides an opportunity for the public to view and experience the art offered in the Auction for the Arts, while enjoying and immersing themselves in music, artists at work, and conversation with event organizers and community members.

Auction for the Arts - Main Event

Thursday, 3/2, 5 – 9pm

Montage Big Sky

Tickets are $200 and include:


Paddle Raise for Arts Education

At the Arts Council of Big Sky we believe that Arts Education changes lives and communities for the better and we strive to make our educational opportunities truly accessible for all. 

Understanding that “accessible” means different things to different people, we are piloting Montana’s first “Contribute What You Can” art education program with a variety of pricing options for CORE CLASSES during the 2022! This means that there is an art class for everyone regardless of financial need.

How does “Contribute What You Can” work? Each core class is listed with a “suggested class fee”, which represents how much it costs the Arts Council to run each class. The “suggested class fee” is inclusive of instructor time, materials, equipment, etc. Typically this would be the retail price of the class. However, when registering for our Core Classes, you will find a range of price options from as low as 20% of the suggested cost. Participants do not need to submit extra paper or detailed personal information for the discounted rates. They can simply choose the price option that works best for them at any given time, no strings attached!

We believe in the arts and we believe even more in our community’s generosity and dedication to the arts and culture in our growing mountain town! Thank you for joining us as we pilot this special program!

"I would not have been able to take the pottery class without the reduced rate. The reduced rate has provided me an opportunity to participate in the art class."
"I am the primary care giver of my kids. As my husband works a lot. It gave me 1 (or 2 if I attended open studio) nights to spend time to myself in a healthy environment."
"My son (who often is anxious in new situations) just seems so comfortable and relaxed when he is there."