Saturday, June 15th!!

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Join us to kick off summer with HANDS ON MONTANA. This FREE, community-wide party is open to ALL and was created to celebrate Central Montana’s cultural landscape. Join us for a full day of fun from 2-8 on the corner of 4th and Main this Saturday, June 15th!

We’ll have free BBQ, beer from Gally’s Brewing Company, games, contests, and more! This family-friendly party will also have a bounce house, art projects, face painting, and games for the little ones. We’ll enjoy some live entertainment from Burnham Entertainment (out of Hobson), and learn from artists demonstrating skills like stained glass, paper marbling, felting, and ceramic pottery.

In addition to fun activities, great entertainment, and education, we’ll also have a big RAFFLE on the night of HANDS ON MONTANA. By joining, increasing, or moving to monthly membership, you are automatically entered to win an original print by David Wharton. This late-Lewistown artist was known for his incredibly tight style and prolific work. We’re proud to offer not one, but two original pieces donated by David before his recent passing. Stop by to have a look before the party.

Mark your calendar for THIS SATURDAY, June 15th from 2-8 PM for Hands on Montana. Rain or shine, we’ll be on 4th and Main celebrating the incredible creativity of Central MT.


Call for Submissions! Public Art for the City of Lewistown!

The City of Lewistown is seeking submissions for Public Art for the Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion. There is a $5000 honorarium and a materials stipend for the successful proposal! Help us spread the word to artists that you know and love! — Information can be found here. This is NOT a Lewistown Art Center call, we're just helping spread the word! Summer Fun Camps AND Days Announced!

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Cassie Stone’s Labor Landscape Opens Friday, June 7th!

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Opening on Friday, June 7th is work by LAC Shop Manager and Resident Artist, Cassie Stone. This exhibition is a body of ceramic, participatory, and mixed media work entitled, “Labor Landscape,” Cassie’s work is a meditation on both labor and land, asking important questions of Central Montana, like: whose labor do we value? How do we ascribe monetary value to different kinds of labor? And, how does our labor impact the land around us? Using a variety of jewelry-making and ceramic techniques, as well as locally-sourced materials, Cassie’s work problematizes and celebrates the kinds of work we do and the things we make.

Shakespeare in the Park is back!

Mark your calendars, Shakespeare in the Park is back in Central Montana. Remember, every year there are two separate performances in Central Montana. Attend both to see both plays!


Join us on Monday, June 24th, at 6:30 at FRANK DAY PARK in Lewistown for a MSIP rendition of “Henry IV: Part I”, a thrilling and political history! Then, join us on the UTICA CLUBHOUSE LAWN on Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:30 for the comedic “Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Montana Shakespeare in the Park has been operating for more than 40 years, bringing quality theatrical performances to communities that would otherwise lack access! Show your support for theater in Central Montana by attending or donating to the Central Montana Foundation to the Shakespeare in the Park fund!


We are so excited to offer not only Summer Fun Camps this summer, but Summer Fun Days as well! What are Summer Fun Days? Drop by the LAC every Tuesday between June 11th and July 30th for FULL ACCESS to the LAC’s classroom and supplies. If you loved Hands on Art, you’ll love Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days are for growing artists ages 5-18 to work on their own projects at their own pace. Try ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, dramatic arts, and so much more! Summer Fun Days are every Tuesday between June 11th and July 30th from 1-5 PM. Summer Fun Days cost $10 a class or $70 for an 8-class punch card.