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HAMILTON, MONTANA

November 7-9, 2014

The entire ARTrageous Festival weekend is filled with a plethora of ways to celebrate Montana art and artists.

Olive Parker Squash Blossom and Feather Belt Leather, Acrylic and Sterling, 2014

On First Friday in Hamilton, the town gets lively when merchants get creative with in-store art events that include artist demonstrations and specials. The ARTrageous Gala provides a sneak preview to the Art Show and Sale. Enjoy artfully prepared hors d’oeuvres, fabulous wine, as well as fine chocolates. Visit leisurely with the artists and take home their stories along with their artwork. Then there’s the culinary art! Drink art from local vintners, craft brewers, coffee roasters, artisan hard cider makers and local food producers. Eat food prepared by top local chefs. This year’s DINEaround at a dozen local restaurants features fresh local lamb. The Art Show & Sale is free to the public on Saturday and Sunday. There you will find a stunning display of artwork from sculpture, furniture, and pottery, to paintings and drawings, photography, glass, leather-work, and more. Great locally roasted coffee and lunch items will be available. Saturday evening attend the Concert for the Arts with Montana legends Philip Aaberg, Jack Gladstone, and Rob Quist. Be sure to catch Saturday’s Empty Bowls Lunch. Enjoy fresh bread and soup prepared by local master chefs and bakers and served in bowls made by local artists. After lunch, take your beautiful bowl home to remind yourself that there are indeed too many empty bowls in the world. And there’s more, lots more. Take in a Cowboy Poetry show then lend a hand moving the seating to kick up your heels at a country/western dance; learn to tango the next night. See a three dimensional quilt show; attend the Holly Jolly Craft Show at Daly Mansion; meet instrument makers; attend an author’s reading. In short, join the Bitterroot Cultural Heritage Trust, Ravalli County Museum, Bitterroot School of Music, and others for this ARTrageous Festival.

KJ Kahnle Cinching Chaps Photography and Pencil 2013, 8" x 10.5"

Indulge your senses and enjoy. BitterrrootARTrageous.org

Flori Engbrecht Horses and Silos Photography, 2014, 40" x 30"

Sheri Jarvis I Do Ceramic, 2013, 7" x 3"

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