Art & Gift
Building Community: 1+1=1 Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of downtown Helena’s art district. Our mission is to build awareness of the arts in Helena by nurturing community awareness, acceptance and appreciation of visual arts. We do this by welcoming and educating many segments of the population including children, families, artists, non-artists — even folks who normally may not spend time in art galleries. We want everyone to feel comfortable viewing and learning about art.
Promoting Artists: there are so many talented, artistic people in Helena. Another part of our mission is to represent emerging and mid-career artists and provide a professional venue to exhibit their work. We have regular gatherings at our gallery (open to any artist) on topics relevant to anyone wanting to learn how to work with galleries, find their own voice, build a body of work and promote themselves as artists. We focus on local artists and artists from Montana and the Pacific Northwest.
Exhibits: 1+1=1 Gallery has 9 to 10 exhibits per year as well as a permanent gallery showing works by all artists we represent. Every exhibit opens with an evening reception at which the artists give informal gallery talks and answer questions.
Creative Education: We also provide studio sessions, classes and workshops for adults, teens and children in creative arts and life drawing. For more info about our classes, please email or call us.
Our Philosophy: Art is for everyone, no matter what your age, lifestyle, income or education level. We consider our gallery to be one piece of the Helena Cultural Scene Jigsaw Puzzle. Every puzzle piece is equally important. We strive to work with other galleries, artist studios, museums, creative businesses, downtown retail businesses and cultural organizations to build a stronger arts community in Helena. Stop by anytime! We will welcome you with a smile.
Aunt Bonnie’s Books & Gifts is a quaint bookstore with unique gifts and secondhand books for sale. No cell phones allowed in this tranquil atmosphere.
Featuring found treasures, home decor, and handcrafted gifts by more than 25 local artists.
Birds and Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop. See original works of art done by Montana artists. We are known for our large variety of gifts in a wide range of prices, plus our excellent customer service.
Additionally, we are a wild bird feed and supply house. Find everything you need for your backyard feathered friends, premium birdseed, unique bird houses and feeders. Plus we have lots of information.
Walking into The General Mercantile feels like stepping back into Helena’s history. The interior of this tea and coffee house resembles a general store from the Old West, and the western storefront wouldn’t have looked out of place on the Gulch over a hundred years ago. The hissing of the vintage espresso machines and aroma of freshly ground espresso, however, would have been a little out of place back in Helena’s pioneer days. But with the newest gourmet coffees and Old West charm, you get the best of both eras at The General Mercantile. It is filled with cozy niches that are perfect places to sip a warm latte, hot cocoa, or an old-fashioned soda while playing scrabble or other board games. The Merc also sells unique cards, local crafts, novelties, candies, and gadgets. The Merc encourages you to enjoy their unique counter culture and unplug from technology in their old school environment.
The Ghost Art Gallery was established in 1974 in the historic mining district of Helena. The original gallery was small and offered mostly paintings of buildings and themes from the several surrounding ghost towns; thus the name Ghost Art.
Our framing and design area is located above the gallery in what used to be Big Dorothy’s brothel. Ghost Art Gallery has grown to 4200 square feet and specializes in western and wildlife art, featuring over 80 of Montana’s finest artists.
We carry limited edition art from the following publishers: Greenwich Workshop, Mill Pond Press, Hadley House, and Somerset House Publishing. Along with art we have the highest quality framing with certified picture framers on staff.
The Holter Museum of Art serves Montana and neighboring states with a quality visual arts exhibition program that includes all media; brings national and international exhibitions into the region; provides a much-needed venue for local and regional artists; and collects, preserves, and interprets significant contemporary Northwest art. The Holter is committed to promoting participation by diverse audiences through outreach, innovative educational programming, and collaboration with other organizations. Increasing and promoting a strong cultural awareness to the broadest possible audience is a guiding factor to our operations. Admission is free.
Jmacs Pottery is a studio and gallery designed to promote local artists and create new ones. While mostly functional pottery is sold, there is a small amount of woodwork, jewelry and photography.
Knox Flowers & Gifts, LLC proudly serves Helena. We are family owned and operated with 1 location serving the Helena area. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
Let Knox Flowers & Gifts, LLC be your first choice for flowers.
Mountain Sage Gallery, formerly the Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art is a member owned and operated joint venture, LLC, retail art gallery, which held its first show together at the Art Walk in 1997. Mountain Sage Gallery is new and old. The gallery itself has been around for many years but has changed its name and location. The members recently moved to a larger location where we can add more artists and conduct workshops. Please contact the gallery if you have any desire to be in a painting or sculpting class.