BIG SKY – Well-known Western artists are returning to Big Sky this summer for a plein air paint out, Aug. 15 – 19.

The public will be able to observe the artists painting outside, view studio art, attend workshops and a reception, and purchase paintings created during the four days.

The program will be based out of the ‘Easels under the Big Sky’ headquarters in Town Center, at 175 Aspen Leaf Drive in the Peaks Building between the Hungry Moose and the fire station in Town Center. The studio will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day of the event.

The reception will be Saturday, Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. Ten percent of all sales that evening will be donated to the arts program at Ophir School.

For more information or to get invovled, contact Debbie Crowther at (406) 995-4354 or debcrow@3rivers.net; Pat Scott at (406) 995-3006 or patriciascott@gmail.com.

The following artists are planning to attend the paint out:

Wesley Drake

Tom Gilleon and Laurie Stevens

Frank Hagel

Louise Lamontagne

Dave Mensing

Caleb Meyer

Lori McNee

Robert Moore

Nick Oberling

Bob Schlegel

Janet Sullivan

Steve Oiestad

Jeff Walker (probable)

R. David Wilson

Michele Usibelli