Stephen Foster moved to Big Sky around 2012 with the goal of becoming a ski bum. He failed. He simply could not shirk the artistic drive to create. When other people quit drawing after kindergarten, he never stopped.
Legendary guitar riffs; the beat of the drum; powerful, playful and beautiful vocals will once again be heard on summer nights in Big Sky – if all goes well. Those behind Music in the Mountains are vowing to do everything they can to bring the music back.
The connecting power of music extends like a thread throughout the community.
Pandemics and the worst that humanity can muster have never had the power to quash the artistic drive to create. From ashes, from war, destruction and loss, artists have stepped forth as vehicles of reflection and inspiration.
The ability to convey emotion with seamless navigation of the body. Fluid artistry by way of sinewy forms. Performers with the James Sewell Ballet have spent their lifetimes seeking perfection in movement. Dancers – and audiences – are transformed.
Artists grades K-12 are invited to submit entries to a Montana State-Fish Art contest. State-Fish Art is a national contest sponsored by Wildlife Forever that recognizes winners by state.
Bidding for the Arts Council of Big Sky’s (ACBS) 9th annual Auction for the Arts begins on Feb. 22.
Like the rest of the world, Big Sky’s Warren Miller Performing Arts Center has had to adapt to an entirely different world during the pandemic. For an arts venue predicated on being a community gathering place, that’s looked like inventing new ways for people to come together safely (and often virtually) for arts experiences.
The cast and crew of Behind the Curtain: Jeannette a New Musical, offered in-person and virtually at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) last weekend, worked in six different time zones, including Hawaii.
The Arts Council of Big Sky is hosting the ninth annual Auction for the Arts fundraising event on Feb. 22-27 this year, in a new week-long format that features an online auction, in-person art viewing opportunities and a livestream presentation. This year’s event is again sponsored by Big Sky Sotheby’s Realty.
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center was alive with laughter thanks to the recent Big Sky Laugh Fest featuring comedians Kelsey Cook, Brian Simpson, Pete Lee and Missoula-raised comedian Sarah Aswell.