A great Culture Crawl is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, in downtown Hamilton.
The energy is back with six venues open for special shows, activities and entertainment. The weather will be great so support your arts community by attending and enjoying the local talent. Also, pick up a punch card at any of the locations. The punch card lists participating locations to visit then leave your card for a chance to win a gift basket full of gifts from participating venues.
Art Focus, 215 Main St. in Hamilton, will be featuring artist Elizabeth Mordensky and her finger paintings. She lives in Gardiner and works as a naturalist guide in Yellowstone National Park where she captures area wildlife in her vibrant and textured art. Mordensky finger paints with oil which translates the movement of her subjects and brings attention to this unique part of the world
Montana Bliss Artworks, 101 S. 7th St in Hamilton, will be featuring the paintings of Vicki Edwards. Her work is always about layers and textures using a combination of oil paint and cold wax. Her passion for this mixed media combination has grown into an obsession of finding and exploring new and innovative techniques. Her show entitled “Joy of Orange“ will be in the gallery through June with an opening reception during Culture Crawl. Come enjoy these fascinating images and talk to the artist. Outside the gallery, Jerry Swartout will be performing on the Djembe Drum from noon to 3 p.m. The beat goes on!
Clay works, 325 Main St., is featuring an indoor “pot sale” with lots of inventory and several artists demonstrating pot throwing on the wheel. Everyone needs some new pots so be sure to stop by and support the clay artists in the Bitterroot.
Art City, 407 Main St., is an artist-run gallery featuring locally made art and craftwork. This month the gallery is featuring the work of local artist Shirley Anderson Sylvester. She began painting old barns, homesteads, and landscapes in 1984 and loves to tell the story of lives that started the Bitterroot’s country life. Anderson Sylvester feels all her images are snapshots in time that lift the spirit and heal the mind. Art City will also feature wood sculptures by Joseph Thompson.
Gallery Too, 103 S. 7th St, will be featuring poetry by local poets. Come by and sit awhile to enjoy the creative words of Bitterroots local poetry talent. Readings start at 11 a.m.
Corwin Galleries, located at 315 Main St. is a new gallery in Hamilton and continues to settle in. The studio is beautiful and will be open during Culture Crawl. They will be celebrating new custom leather furniture by Mat Tammen. If you like leather and art be sure to stop by and continue to welcome our new Culture Crawl venue.
Chapter One Book Store, located at 252 Main St. in Hamilton, will be featuring local author Louise Martens. She will be signing her books including “Taming the Wild Horses on Purpose for a Purpose”. We are so happy to welcome back Chapter One Book Store to Culture Crawl this month so support them by stopping by and saying hi!