Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” – Anni Albers

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish 2021

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish aims to place our small mountain town on the map as a premier art destination. We hope that you join us for a couple of beautiful June days in Whitefish, Montana!

Summer ArtFest is designed to showcase some of the best artists from the Western art world in arguably Montana’s most picturesque city. Inspired with building a community in mind, this show has plans to expand into a week-long annual event encompassing all art forms and spread throughout the downtown Whitefish area.

When

Artist Plein Air Paint Out

Friday, June 25, 2021 – Many Events 

Saturday – June 26, 2021 – Many Events

Schedule 

THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH

All Day – Plein Air Paint Out

Location: TBD

Invitation only, open to all artists. Come join artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey at her favorite outdoor spots around Whitefish for receiving some of that “outside” inspiration.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Silent Auction goes live at the Cawdrey Gallery

Location: Cawdrey Gallery, 206 Lupfer Ave, Unit 102, Whitefish

Open to the public

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Interview with Chadd Scott

Location: TBD

Open to the public, come listen to Forbes Art Contributor Chadd Scott discuss the current state of art in the United States as well as what small towns like Whitefish mean to the larger art communities.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kick-Off Reception and Welcome to the Valley Party

Location: Frame of Reference, 235 Central Ave, Whitefish

Invitation only

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent Auction open 

Location: Cawdrey Gallery, 206 Lupfer Ave, Unit 102. Whitefish

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cocktail Meet & Greet with the Artists

Location: Cawdrey Gallery, 206 Lupfer Ave, Unit 102, Whitefish 

Open to the public, join us for an evening of perusing our gallery and having the opportunity to discuss your favorite works with the artists that made them. Also take the opportunity to place a bid on your favorite silent auction work while you still can!

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH

Location for all events on Sunday are at the Patio at 204 Wisconsin Ave, Whiterfish

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Silent Auction open

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Artist Quick-Finish

Open to the public, come engage with the Summer ArtFest artists as they do final touches on their artworks that will be subsequently live auctioned. A great opportunity to ask questions and witness art-making processes of all sorts!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Live Auction 

Whether you are a collector, artist, or visitor, don’t miss being a part of the excitement as premiere auctioneer Troy Black auctions off the artworks finished in the Quick-Finish event.

For Artists

How to Apply to The Lineup at Whitefish Summer ArtFest

If you have not received an invitation from the staff, please do not hesitate to apply to be in Summer ArtFest 2021!

Please send the following to Sheridan at [email protected]

  1. Your website
  2. Resume
  3. 2 or 3 of your most recent work
  4. Anything you’d like us to know about you!

This information will be brought to their jury and we will respond accordingly within a week.

The Mission of Summer ArtFest at Whitefish 2021

The mission of Summer ArtFest at Whitefish is to create a space for artists of all backgrounds to gather and share their love for the arts through their unique chosen expression. Community engagement is paramount to the festival, and its eventual week-long format is meant to encompass all art forms, all throughout downtown Whitefish and beyond. Working together, the Summer ArtFest at Whitefish will be a monumental influence in the shaping of Whitefish as a Fine Art Destination.

Giving Back

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish 2021 aims to place our small mountain town on the map as a premiere art destination. Community is the key word to help us achieve this. To help keep our local community strong and supported, 10% of all sales will be contributed towards the Summer Artfest at Whitefish Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is administered by the Whitefish Community Foundation to  Flathead Valley graduates that are seeking careers as professional artists.

Contact

For more information about Summer ArtFest at Whitefish, contact (406) 730-8680 or visit www.summerartfest.com

Kelly’s Collectibles and Online Art Gallery is located in Whitefish, Montana.  Visit our Online Gallery for exquisite Western Art by many talented artists.

Kelly Shaeffer

Kelly Shaeffer

Kelly’s Collectibles and Online Art Gallery connects emerging, national and international artists with art collectors. Whether you are an artist or a consignor looking to sell your art or collectibles, we can get your items sold using the Ebay platform that is visible to millions of global collectors.
Kelly Shaeffer
Kelly’s Collectibles and Online Art Gallery connects emerging, national and international artists with art collectors. Whether you are an artist or a consignor looking to sell your art or collectibles, we can get your items sold using the Ebay platform that is visible to millions of global collectors.

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