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Art in the Jailhouse: Reimagine Montana

December 13th – January 20th

In 2016, the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) offered six artists the chance to participate in Reimagine Montana, an Artist-in-Residence program funded through a nationwide Imagine Your Parks Initiative. Timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the centennial of the National Park Service, Reimagine Montana also marks 30 years of preservation work by the MPA. Reimagine Montana celebrates nationally significant parks and outstanding heritage properties in Montana by reinterpreting five historic places.

The Reimagine Montana artists whose work will be on display are Ben Bloch (Cameron, MT), David Burke (Oakland, CA), Tim Holmes (Helena, MT), Kit Frost (Durango, CO), DG House (Bozeman, MT) and Lewis Williams (Montrose, CO).



Each artist was paired with a site that resonated with their interests, and was given the opportunity to reflect on these places and their cultural meaning–past, present and future. The resulting work is stunning, bringing beauty and new insights to the heritage of our state and our nation.

The Jailhouse Gallery showing is the last run of Reimagine Montana.


Reimagine Montana Party & Reception Dec 12, 5:30-7:00 ($20)

“It’s A Wonderful Life”–Benefit for Montana Preservation Aliance

Bring your friends and family to watch one of history’s most beloved holiday films of all time, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  Enjoy a jazzy mid-century-style reception with music from Cottonwood Club during this MPA hosted Gallery party. Raffle tickets will be on sale, plus a silent auction table and a chance to win a variety of excellent prizes and baskets–ALL to benefit MPA. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will show at 7:00pm, the party begins at 5:30pm. Tickets on sale at the Myrna Loy box office or you can purchase online HERE. Party and Movie: $20 per person; movie only $12. Proceeds help save and protect historic Montana places!

*Painting credits: Ben Block “Grain Bins,” DG House “The Ground on Which We Stand” and David Burke “Submerged.”