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Jun
15
2024
Live at the Waypoint: Scratchin’ Gravel Trio
Black and white photo of the band members of Scratchin Gravel.
A truly dynamic and creative musical experience
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Jun
20
2024
Music in the Mountains: Jeff Crosby Band
Portrait of musician Jeff Crosby.
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Jun
24
2024
Riverscapes: Unseen Universe - Pop-Up Exhibit & Fundraiser
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Jun
24
2024
June Volunteer Social
Photo of Lone Peak with little footprints.
Meet new friends, catch up with old ones & get the scoop about what’s new at ACBS!
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Apr
29
2024
Summer Classes Open for Registration!
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Summer fun with the Arts Council!
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Since its inception in 1989, the Arts Council of Big Sky has been Big Sky’s premier non-profit cultural organization, striving to create an art-centric community through artistic events, cultural outreach, public art, and educational initiatives. Learn more about how we impact our community from our latest impact report.


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May 3, 2024
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Arts Council Announces 2024 Music in the Mountains Lineup

The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to announce another incredible summer of Music in the Mountains at Center Stage in Len Hill Park in Big Sky. Starting on June 20 and ending on September 12, there will be 13 concerts, all of which are free and open to the public. This year marks the 15th anniversary of hosting Music in the Mountains in Len Hill Park.

"We’re grateful to be able to bring another season of Music in the Mountains to the Big Sky Community," says Brian Hurlbut, the Arts Council's Executive Director. "We think our audience is going to be thrilled with this year’s lineup, which features a mix of returning favorites and exciting new artists."

We think our audience is going to be thrilled with this year's lineup, which features a mix of returning favorites and exciting new artists.

The popular series will again present a variety of genres to appeal to all tastes. From blues to bluegrass, Americana to funk and soul, this summer will surely be another memorable one in Big Sky. The full schedule includes the Jeff Crosby Band on June 20; Cool Cool Cool on June 27; the Tiny Band on July 4; El Laberinto del Coco on July 11; The Wood Brothers on July 18; Mikaela Davis on July 25; Carolyn Wonderland on August 1; Doom Flamingo on August 8; Erica Falls and Vintage Soul on August 15; Fruition on August 22; The Lil Smokies on August 29; Pinky and the Floyd on September 5. Once again the season will conclude with the second annual Metal in the Mountains festival on September 12, featuring Metallica tribute band Blistered Earth and local rockers Scavenger. A free performance of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will also take place in the Town Center Plaza on July 27.

The Arts Council is again partnering with the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation to present the Emerging Artist Series, which features local and regional opening artists for each concert. This year’s performers include Mike Murray on June 20; Gilda House on June 27; DJ Chedda on July 4; Cruz Contreras on July 11; Buffalo Burrows on July 18; Jacob Rountree and the Somethings on July 25; Emma and the Ledge on August 1; Moth on August 8; Jazz Cabbage on August 15; Tuesday Night Rodeo Club on August 22; and North Fork Crossing on August 29.

The family friendly events take place at Center Stage in Len Hill Park, one of the best outdoor venues in the state, right in the heart of Big Sky. The park opens at 6 p.m. each week, and there will be food and beverage vendors and a free arts activity tent for kids. Music typically starts at 6:30 p.m. with the headliner following at 8 p.m. Please remember that no dogs or glass containers are allowed in the park, and although attendees are allowed to bring their own food and alcohol into the park, please remember to be kind and respectful to others around you.

For more information on the summer lineup and to check out what other events the Arts Council has going on, please visit bigskyarts.org.

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May 3, 2024
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In the News: 2024 Music in the Mountains lineup announced

By Jack Reaney ASSOCIATE EDITOR 

The Arts Council of Big Sky announced its lineup Thursday evening for this summer’s Music in the Mountains, Big Sky’s beloved series of free concerts. 

The series will run every Thursday from June 20 to Sept. 12, with 13 free concerts showcasing genres from blues to bluegrass, Americana to funk and soul.

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Feb 21, 2024
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Arts Council Hosts Meet and Greet with Artist Lamont Joseph White

The Arts Council of Big Sky is hosting an exhibit showcasing new original work from renowned artist Lamont Joseph White in celebration of the National Brotherhood of Skiers Annual Summit being held in Big Sky from Feb. 24 and March 2. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, meet and greet the artist from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the BASE Art Gallery. Afterwards there will be a NBS Pub Crawl from 3 to 6 p.m., which includes a stop at the Deborah Butterfield sculpture, “Winter.”

About the Artist

Lamont Joseph White was born and raised in the New York City metropolitan area, where he lacked visual inspiration. His influences are derived by aspects of both modern and traditional approaches–classicism and renaissance for their academic forms of beauty and impression and abstraction that speak to his sense of contemporary times.

He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with continued studies at The School of Visual Arts and the New School. As a student, he was fortunate to have an incredible creative environment and passion for the arts early on. During his schooling, renowned illustrators Jack Potter and Antonio Lopez took him under their wings and contributed greatly to his approach and creative direction.

After graduating he went on to illustrate ad campaigns and editorials for Adidas, Converse, Coleman, Fairchild Publications, Ebony Man, Cole Haan, Bally Shoes, Amalfi Shoes, Bandolino Shoes, amongst others. His ongoing creative pursuits have included fine art exhibits, illustration, graphic design and product development across multiple industries.

Exhibitions have included The Society of Illustrators and various other New York City metro area galleries. More recently his work has been seen at Ski Utah Headquarters, Snowbird resort and Christian Center of Park City, where he currently resides. He has also collaborated with Teton Gravity Research.

Thematically, inclusion and diversity are always important for Lamont. It’s often said that race doesn’t matter or that color isn’t seen. He prefers, instead, to observe our differences so that we can better embrace them.

The artwork will be on display in the BASE Gallery for the next couple of months and is open to the public during BASE Community Center’s hours of operation.

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