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

AAI Information

AAI is grateful to everyone who comes out and supports our local artists.

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Donations to AAI support the following programs: Scholarship Fund; Tour of the Arts; Open Book Club; Community Cinema and 2 Valleys Stage. Please contact us if you would like to donate to a specific program.

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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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Painting For A Dream: 2-Day Resident Art Workshop

We Paint. We help young artists DREAM.

Resident Artist Workshops in Seeley Lake, MT. Memorial Day weekend and in the Fall.
We host working professional instructors to teach and inspire artists of any level. Spend two days “at the Ranch” and it will give you a lifetime of inspiration!  

The most recent workshop event featured:

with instruction provided by

Jim Howard

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Watercolor painting called Yellowstone Geyser

Whether it is the cascading waters of a mountain river or the quiet beauty of the deep forest, this Montana artist enjoys portraying in his art the wonders of God's creation. Jim works in watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink. He has taught classes in drawing and watercolor through community education programs such as this.

Pen and Ink Drawing of Ducks Taking FlightHe began drawing at a very early age. With formal training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Jim worked as a free-lance artist, doing advertising layout and design, and illustrating books for various publishing houses.

Jim and his wife, Joyce, have four grown children. They make their home in Bozeman, Montana. He is a signature member of the Montana Watercolor Society.

See more of his work at:

Download this event poster.
For any additional workshop information or questions call Kris at 406-241-1209.

Download the supply list for this workshop


Spring 2019 - Registration Information

Limited to 12 participants. $200 for two days. Includes lunch and snacks.
Lodging and other meals are separate. Cozy cabin rentals available at Rich Ranch. Contact Belinda Rich directly at 406-677-2317.

Workshop registration will close when the workshop registrations total 12 OR one week prior to the workshop. The cancellation fee is $20., if requested 30 days prior to workshop. No refunds will be issued within 15 days of workshop. 

Spring Workshop - 2019


If you can't make this workshop event, consider next September's event.

The 2018 September workshop featured

Lance Johnson of Billings.

To see more of Lances work, see

Co-hosted by the Rich's Montana Guest Ranch and Alpine Artisans. This event is a Student scholarship fundraiser now in its 5th year, supporting budding youth in pursuit of creativity.

2018 Painting for a Dream Pictures


Past workshop instructors include: Karen Leigh, Pat Branting, Wendy Marquis, T.J. Lynde, Tricia Bass, Julie Wulf, Tara Houston and Lance Johnson.




The Painting For A Dream Workshop memories, skills and confidence gained will last forever! The Rich Ranch is the perfect venue for inspiration! Join us and expand your palette.


Purchase A Painting For A Dream Workshop Apron!

These are available to registrants of the Painting for a Dream Workshop for $25 each, to be picked up on site. They will be available for sale at the workshop too. Limited quantities.

Painting For A Dream Apron