Hot Springs Artists Society
A Little About Our History
|The purpose of the Hot Springs Artists Society, Inc. is to develop the
cultural, educational and creative well-being of our community
through the sponsorship of events, workshops, and public
|We support writers, performance artists, visual artists, sculptors, painters, |
|musicians, provide classes for adults and children, sponsor the Missoula |
Childrens Theater residency at our school every year, and provide a summer arts
camp for our local youth.
|501(c)3 Status makes us a tax exempt public charity.|
Supporting Live Music, Art, Live Entertainment and other Cultural Events Since 1997
Hot Springs Artists Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation. Our tax exempt status
makes us a public charity. We are supported by memberships, charitable donations,
and fund raising events. Anyone can become a member of the society! We appreciate
your support and generosity. Our organization brings events to this small rural
community for the benefit of all. We promote diversity, tolerance, education, culture,
art, and creative thinking!
The Hot Springs Artists Society was founded in 1997. In 1998 the Hot Springs
Artists Society was the winner of a grant titled "Arts Are Central To Our
Communities" from the Montana Arts Council and The National Endowment For
The Artists Society has sponsored many fine musical performances by artists and
programs by visual artists. Musical performers have included:
Elinor Freer and David Ying and the Ying Quartet in Montana Summer Music -2002
and 2003; William Jackson, internationally renowned composer, harpist, and celtic
musician; Don Harmsworth, solo cello and composer; Leon Atkinson, classical and
jazz guitarist; cello music by Lee Zimmerman and many, many more.
We've had dancers including: Susan Faye Roberts; Pan African Drum and Dancers
and dance bands including the Al Lindborg Band and many other bands.
Theatrical performances included: "Letter to an Imaginary Friend" performed by Craig
Menteer and the Missoula Childrens Theater each year.
The Hot Springs Artists Society has sponsored artist's visits through Montana Arts
Council programs like "Artists in the School and Communities Program. Among those
are: Singing Technique and Music Appreciation by Bonnie Jean Triplett in 2001 in two
locations; The String Orchestra of the Rockies in the Hot Springs School in year
1999; Elinor Freer and David Ying and the Ying Quartet in Montana Summer Music
in 2002 and 2003 in Hot Springs and Plains, Montana. We also sponsor a Juried Art
show in May each year and a Juried Photography show in September each year.
We help sponsor the Homesteader Days Main Street Stage and Street Dance, every
second weekend in June and bring musical venues to town each Friday and Saturday
night with the only method of payment being pass-the-hat, and we sponsor art and
healing arts workshops through out the year.
For the children in our community we fund music lessons and provide a summer arts
camp at no cost to the families, thanks to grants from the Montana Arts Council, an
agency of the state government; The National endowment for the Arts; The Dennis
and Phyllis Washington Foundation; The Charlotte Y. Martin Foundation; S&K
Technologies Inc.; and donations from Symes Hot Springs Hotel, local businesses
and private parties. To see the news article about the Children's Summer Art Camp
that we found on their website, please click Every year we bring the Missoula
Childrens Theater to our school for a residency and performance with our school
children. At Halloween we support and present a Halloween Ghost walk for all
citizens, young and old.
We also have several published writers writing fiction and nonfiction in our
community. They include Stan Stanhope, Liz Fee, Matt Pavelich, and Sharon Flesch
and Cheri Lawson.
Our board members hold strictly non-paying positions. Each member donates hours
of time each month to promote the Artists Society.
The Hot Springs Artists Society meets each month on the first Wednesday at 7
p.m.at our gallery, 'On the Wall' Gallery in Wall Street Place, first floor, downtown
Hot Springs, corner of Main and Wall Street. To leave any messages or questions for
members of the Artists Society, you may call (406)741-2382
Please click for our Membership application.
|Hot Springs Artists Society
P.O. Box 549
Hot Springs, MT 59845
Charlotte Y. Martin
The Dennis and Phyllis
S & K Technologies,Inc.
St Ignatius MT
Symes Hotel, Hot Springs MT
Steve & Guynn Cavallini
Hot Springs Lumber & Feed
Wall Street Place Building
Hot Springs MT
Symes Hot Springs Hotel
The Good Food Store,
Sandra Sitzmann Therapies
Camas Natural Foods
Sue Ferguson, Ancient
Wild Horse Hot Springs
Earth & Sky Studio
Hot Springs Telephone
S&K Technologies, Inc
Askinelf Press, Songs of
Rememberance and Hope
The Coffee Hound,
Century 21 Big Sky Realty
Alameda's Hot Springs
Kathy Kendall, Massage
Shooting Star Saddlery
Hot Springs Lumber & Feed
Wall Street Place Building
Amber Szafryk Insurance
Valley Bank of Hot Springs
Rainbow Zen Organic Cafe
Art is a human activity having for it's purpose
the transmission to others of the highest and
best feeling to which man has arisen. ~ Tolstoy