Inspired with building a community in mind, this show plans to expand into a week-long annual event encompassing all art forms and spread throughout the downtown Whitefish area with the main events held at the O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center in the heart of Whitefish, Montana. Summer ArtFest gives art lovers a unique opportunity to meet and talk to their favorite artists throughout roundtable interviews, cocktail events, and a much anticipated Quick-Finish at the end of the weekend. Attendees and supporters inevitably connect and bond over a shared love of fine art while supporting local, regional and national artists.
Summer ArtFest at Whitefish 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. SAF has raised over $10,000 in the last three years for this fund.
ArtFest wouldn't be possible without our dedicated staff and supporters. A group of art enthusiasts, gallery owners and business partners have come together to manifest their common goal of creating a space in the Whitefish Community for art of all veins. Gleaning from numerous areas of expertise, this core team is moving forward with expanded plans for coming years of the festival.