Chinook Winds

Sunday, November 17,
at 3 pm, Swan Valley School

 Additional information about this performance can be
found on the
2 Valleys Stage

This past spring, AAI once again organized the Loon & Fish Festival.


Design by Brandy Wyckoff   

To learn more visit the
Loon and Fish Festival

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Alpine Artisans, Inc.
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 754-0034
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It was a great weekend for the

We hope you enjoyed it!
The tour featured six studios, two historical museums and
over 25 artists demonstrating and showing their work up the Seeley Swan and Blackfoot Valleys.

To learn more visit the
Tour of the Arts page.


If you're a painter consider these opportunities.

Uncorked and Creative events take place
several times throughout the year.


or considerA two day workshop event
which often takes place
twice a year.



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Loon and Fish 2019 logo

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Weekend

Unless noted, all events are taking place at the
Seeley Lake Community Hall.
North of town on Hwy. 83.

The festival is a celebration of art and nature in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot valleys. Inside the Community Hall, 30 artists had items on display, including wood work, jewelry, watercolor, oils, embroidery, beadwork, origami, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, photography and more.

Saturday included the Food Bank Soup Bowl Lunch, where the purchase of a bowl (created by either Bob Korn of Swan Valley’s Kornutopia or Carrie Darrah of Obsession Pottery) was filled with soup (donated by local restaurants) and the proceeds from the purchase went to the local food bank. Only 100 bowls were available.

Throughout the weekend, Raffle Tickets were sold for three possible prizes including an 11-foot stand-up paddleboard, a Japanese-style walnut and bird’s eye maple lamp by Dona Aitken and a dump truck load (10 cubic yards) of quality top soil donated by Deer Creek Excavating. 

Events Schedule Included  Download the Events Schedule (400 KB pdf)

10 am Festival Opens - Art Show and Sale featuring 30+ Local Artists all weekend.
10 am – 1 pm Art Demonstration: Marquetry with Dona Aitken
11:30 am Food Bank Soup Bowl Lunch with Bob Korn & Obsession Pottery bowls
While bowls last.
Noon – 1 pm Quick Draw demonstration by Merrily Dunham
12:30 – 1:30 pm Live Music by Ken Barber
1 – 5 pm Bake Sale Begins, runs through Sunday
1 – 4 pm Art Demonstration: Painting on Fiber with Annie Allen
5 pm Saturday's Festival Events close

9 am Loon Walk to nearby lakes with Donna Love, meet at the Community Hall
11 am Wildflower Walk to Holland Falls with Diann Ericson
meet at Holland Falls Trail Parking Lot
11 am Art Show and Sale featuring 30+ Local Artists.
11:30 – 2 pm Art Demonstration: Beadwork with Jo Ogden
Noon – 1 pm Live Music with Ron Gibson
Noon – 2 pm Art Demonstration: Fiber Art Creations with Tamara Jordan
1 – 4 pm Art Demonstration: Mixed Media Art with Lisa Gibson
1 pm Loon Talk with Chris Hammond, the Common Loon Working Group Co-Chair,
Community Hall Back Room
2 – 4 pm Watercolor Painting Class & Demonstration with Sharon Lamar
$20 fee to cover materials, limited to 8 participants
contact Sharon to register: call 406-754-2745 or email:
3 pm Raffle & 50/50 drawings
4 pm Festival Closes

 Download the 2019 Loon and Fish Festival Poster


In years past, the Loon and Fish Festival was a primary fund raiser for Alpine Artisans. However, it has been on a bit of a holiday for the past few years. Here is a look back at the 2013 Loon & Fish Festival, which is the was the last festival to be held.

Loon and Fish Festival Something For Everyone
By M.J. Kolepp, Seeley Swan Pathfinder, May 30, 2013


Slideshow photos by Betty Vanderwielen