Fall Art Walk 2018

This highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to displaying Helena’s finest artists hosted by Downtown businesses.  This event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!

Registration for participating Art Walk merchants:

DHI Member registration is $40

Non-Member registration is $80.





Businesses Hosting Artists

Gulch Distillers

790 Front Street
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Robert Harrison

Canadian-born sculptor Robert Harrison has reflected upon this apparently primal impulse (the need to personalize space and, above all, to compel it to speak in human terms) for more than thirty-five years, studying ancient monuments from Stonehenge to the pyramid of Kukalkan at Chichén Itzá and designing his own site-specific works to acknowledge patterns in the heavens, respond to environmental forces, and converse on visual terms with the surrounding landscape.


Birds & Beasleys

2 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Beth Cummings

Start the holiday season by helping out someone in need.  Beth Cummings will be displaying her wooden quilts, and donating the proceeds to Helena Food Share.  Monique Mandali’s felted wool scarves are a fundraiser for Helena’s Friendship Center.

Frayed Sew

38 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 102
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Emily Turner Hankins

While Frayed Sew Boutique is currently home to 85 plus artists, the Fall Art Walk we are featuring Happy Camper Collection with Emily Turner Hankins.  Raised by artists in the Redwood Forests of Northern California, Emily has a deep respect for nature, and a love of aesthetic charm.  As a mother of two and a kindergarten teacher to many, she has many wonderful opportunities for inspiration and joy.

Ghost Art Gallery

21 S Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Len Eckel

Len’s designs, paintings and mixed media creations reflect his love of form, color and the objects that surround us in the West.  Capturing and expressing the essence of a subject in a form that invites the viewer to share his experience is both his challenge and reward.

Lewis & Clark Library

120 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Collaborating artists Terry Cohea, Colleen Rogan, Kate Runnalls, and Paulette Etchart will show a wide variety of watercolors: animals, flowers and landscapes, all celebrating the “Glories of Montana.”

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Terry Cohea, Colleen Rogan, Kate Runnalls, and Paullette Etchart

Collaborating artists Terry Cohea, Colleen Rogan, Kate Runnalls, and Paulette Etchart will show a wide variety of watercolors: animals, flowers and landscapes, all celebrating the “Glories of Montana.”

Live Life Clothing Company

36 S. Last Chance Gulch L8
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Casey Luntz and Roman Schnobrich

Featuring the graphic design of Casey Luntz and photography of Roman Schnobrich.  Casey and Roman are the design and photographers for Live Life Clothing Company.

Live Life Clothing Co. will be launching thier new winter line, offering customer designs and special orders.  There will also be a Helena Food Share promotion of a Get Lost water bottle or coffee travel mug for $6.00 will all proceeds going to Helena Food Share.  Offer good while supplies last!

The Base Camp

5 W Broadway Ave
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: #FINDJOY

At #FINDJOY we support children, and their families, who are dealing with cancer and other childhood illnesses.  Come #FINDJOY with us as we share our story through photos, conversation, and apparel.

LaPa Grill

32 West 6th Avenue
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Kevin League, Abby Egan, Spenser Love and Julie Baughman

La Pa Grill is proud to sponsor 4 artists of varying medias:  Gorgeous Landscape Photography by Kevin League; Creepy, Pretty Things created from mixed media by Abby Egan; Natural pine cone beaded bracelets, necklaces and cross-cut pendants by Spenser Love; and Jewelry and Mobiles made from recycled bicycle parts by Julie Baughman.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Art Mobile of Montana

Art Mobile of Montana’s 2017-18 exhibit features artworks by contemporary Montana artists and travels around the state bringing art experiences to Montana school children.

Ocean Spirit Massage

7 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Gorden Zuelke and Susanna Nadia

Gorden Zuelke has been painting for 50 years and is a retired high school art teacher.  He is an Honorary lifetime signature member of the Montana Water Color Society and has received 11 awards.  He paints automotive classic cars along with landscapes.  Susanna is a painter specializing in acrylic on canvas.

Tarot and Spiritual Life Coaching will also be available.


Imagine Jewelry Studio

62 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Stop in and register to win a diamond pendant!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Bri Shipman and Amber Moon

Original Watercolors by Bri Shipman will be featured.  Originals and prints will be available for purchase.

Amber Moon is a self-taught artists, recently relocated to Helena this year.  Her focus on visual arts are in painting and ink, charcoal drawing and ceramics.  She is particularly interested in figure drawing and illustrative work.

Placer Condo Association

21 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 105
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: The Art Center

The Art Center is a long time Helena based organization that supports art creation and art education in the community.  With more than 80 members, most of whom live in the Helena area, the Art Center provides several locations where members’ art is routinely shown.  The Art Center is pleased to partner with the Placer Condo Association to display the work of 5 of our current artist members.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Tobie Liedes, Tom Glendenning, Charla Cullen, Andrea A. Atwood,Liz Harter and Chris Gillette

St. Paul’s Methodist Church is delighted to sponsor several artists:

Tobie Liedes paints in acrylic, watercolor and ink.  She exhibits her one-a-day paintings, owl Christmas ornament, painted coasters, cards, and refrigerator magnets.

Tom Glendenning photographs scenic views of his travels, and Helena.  He challenges his creativity with the lens and computer, his unique angles and artistic ability create very dynamic pictures.

Charla Cullen creates chainmaille jewelry made of small metal loops bent together in a variety of patterns for jewelry and knits scarves with unique yarns and makes Zentangle art.

Andrea A. Atwood creates animal portraits on leaves, joint compound wall sculptures and beaded jewelry.  She transforms ordinary items into something of worth and beauty.

Liz Harter is a mixed media artists best know for her whimsical works in collage and art doll assemblage.  She invites you to find your own story in her creations.

Chris Gillette’s mission is to capture unique scenes and present them in an interesting and artistic way.  This solar eclipse collage is from Grand Teton National Park

Holter Museum of Art

12 East Lawrence Street
Helena , MT 59601

The annual HoHoHolter Holiday Sale will showcase over 60 Montana artists with many different mediums from ceramics to jewelry to painting and textiles.  Come get your holiday shopping started while supporting local artists!

Refreshments will be served

Hub Coffee

314 Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Nola Freestone

The Hub Coffee is excited to sponsor Nola Freestone.  Nola has been enjoying wood burning artwork for more than 50 years.  She specializes in creating art that is also useful.

Montana Book & Toy Company

331 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

Montana Book and Toy Company will be hosting the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts which is an internationally reknown center for ceramic arts.  “The Bray” has served as a unique workplace for ceramic artists and educators since 1951.

Funky Trunk New Liberated Consigned

430 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Mountain Sage Gallery

433 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Mountain Sage Gallery displays a variety of art produced by some of the finest local talent including paintings in all media, scratchboard, fine jewelry, photography, bronze sculpture, fused and sculptural glass, stone mosaics, pottery and woodcraft.

Refreshments will be served

Aunt Bonnie’s Books & Gifts

419 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Louise Ogemahgeshig and Jodi Marcum

Aunt Bonnie’s Books and Gifts is proud to host Louise Ogemahgeshig and Jodi Marcum.  Louise and Jodi are both Native American artists.  Louise specializes in free-hand plasma cut metal works.  Jodi, a Helena native, will show main medium-pencil portraits.

The Herb and Garden

436 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Cindy Grieman

The Herb and Garden is excited to host artist, Cindy Grieman.  Cindy specializes in acrylic paintings of birds, landscapes and other nature related themes.

Mosaic Architecture

428 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

The UM Helena Chapter of HBIA, interior design students, will be showing their student project works at Mosaic Architecture.  They will also be offering raffle tickets for a large “goodie bag”, the proceeds of which will help fund their summer trip to a design conference in Chicago next summer.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: The Clay Arts Guild

Mosaic Architecture is proudly sponsoring The Clay Arts Guild, a non-profit organization with a membership of 50-70 practicing clay artists offering a wide range of pieces for sale.

Gold Bar of Helena

400 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Larry Copenhaver

Artist, Larry Copenhaver, at the Gold Bar: See pen & ink renderings, watercolors, mixed media, and scratchboard dedicated to fish and wildlife arts and sciences.  The artist is a Helena resident and former Conservation Director at MWF, Montana’s largest organization of hunters and anglers.

1+1=1 Gallery

434 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: John Andrew, Tim Carney, Dan McArdle, Joyce Watts Coolidge, and Darla Myers

1+1=1 Gallery will be hosting artists John Andrew, Tim Carney, Dan McArdle, Joyce Watts Coolidge, and Darla Myers.  Two of these are encaustic artists and three are woodworkers, exploring these two beautiful and challenging mediums in diverse ways.  They’ve shaped, molded, painted, carved, sanded and melted in means that promise to surprise and delight.

There will be a door prize!


828 Great Northern Boulevard, Suite 102
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Scott Hirschi

Boxwoods is proud to host artist, Scott Hirschi.  All of Scott’s works are created primarily using pyrography, more commonly known as wood burning.  Scott creates each image without the use of stencils, tracing or laser machine used in some wood burning art.  The technique is closer to pen and ink or painting with heat than it is to the wood burning kit that you may have played with as a kid.  The process is slow and tedious with much attention to detail and minimal chance to correct mistakes or imperfections.  In some pieces, color is added using water color pencils before being sealed to prevent damage from element or UV light.  Each piece is original and unique with no prints or reproductions.

Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Blvd.
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Marcy Bergmann

The Helena Great Northern Best Western Premier Hotel is proud to host Marcy Bergmann.  Marcy specializes in watercolor and oil still life and landscape paintings.

The Myrna Loy Center for the Performing & Media Arts

15 North Ewing
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Jennifer duToit-Barrett, Jerri Rittel and Lisa Bay

The Myrna Loy Center is proud to host “Ghosting”, a disjointed series of eight prints and two written works by Jennifer duToit-Barrett.  “Ghosting” aims to recollect lost moments and memories.  Jennifer is a Montana-born artist, writer, and researcher whose work focuses on the vast interpretations of house and home.  As an artist, she explores the home as a refuge and private space; the home and its relationships; conversations, friendships, familial, and romantic; and the home as memory: sensorial, history of place, and nostalgia.

Also hosting Jeri Rittel, Helena artist and teacher showing and selling her fabulous dichroic (fused glass) earring for one night only.  Dichroic glass displays great depth, the rich colors changing slightly with the play of light.  These glimmering earrings compliment any outfit and are perfect for the holidays.

Lisa Bay, rancher and photographic artist, puts a different spin on digital imagery.  During image processing, she creates her version of the natural world, some of which borders on the fantastic.  Fine art paper is used in printing, softening the lines between photography and the painted canvas.

The Bear’s Den/Allan Snell Gallery located at 2104 N. Last Chance Gulch, located behind Nickel’s Casino and Stefano’s Pizza.  The Bear’s Den is on the Charm Trail – great opportunity to pick up a charm too!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Paul Graham, Loren Kovich, Nick Ladas, Chris McGowan, Willis Ransier, Matt Schmidt, Alan Snell, Gordon Zuelke

Ten Mile Creek Brewery

46 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Jennifer Thompson

Artist Jennifer Thompson will be showing El Susteno los Refugios y no el Tierno, a multi media installation about the life and culture of Cuba and the current blockade.  You can find Jennifers show on the New York Block behind Ten Mile Creek Brewery – just follow the hallway out the back of the brewery, you won’t be dissappointed!

Jorge Quintana, of Helena, will speak about Cuba, connecting the audience to Ms. Thompson’s installation and current events.  Cuban Beans and Rice will be served for a donation to the Cuban hurricane relief effort.  Funds will go directly to the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba.


Artist: Breena Buettner, Brook Armstrong, Karli Mosey and Nikki Simon

Ten Mile Creek Brewery not only brews a great beer, but they have artistic staff!  Breena Buettner will be displaying porcelain wreath wares, Brook Armstrong will show a procelain wreath installation, Karli Mosey will offer decorative Dream Catchers, and Nikki Simon produces Screen printed posters.

Hotel Helena

22 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Dick Smith

Hotel Helena (Holiday Inn Downtown) is proud to sponsor artist Dick Smith.  Come see the remodeled Hotel!


The Montana Club is the oldest, continuously-operating private club west of the Mississippi.  It was established in 1885 for “literary, mutual improvement & social purposes” for 130 members drawing from Montana Territory & beyond, including attorneys, bankers, mining, livestock & timber magnates, politicians and a panoply entrepreneurs to form an exclusive men’s club.

The Montana Club continues as a  dining club for both men and women.  It offers guests a seasonally rotating menu with an emphasis on Montana-grown products as well as reciprocity with private clubs around the world.  The Montana Club is OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Artist: Gayle Shanahan & Lou Archambault

Gayle Shanahan, a Montana native, is co-author and illustrator of the book “Helena: Her Historic Homes Volume 1,” with Jean Baucus and has illustrated other books about Montana. Her portraits of philanthropists Alberta Bair, Pauline Allen and Joan Holter are displayed in the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings and Holter Museum of Art in Helena.  She will be on the second floor, near the dining room.

Lou Archambault’s repertoire is wide, paintings of architecture and people are his mainstay.  His style is considered romantic realism.  You can see Lou’s pieces in the Rathskeller.

Tread Lightly

335 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

In store special of 10% off all regular priced items during the Fall Art Walk!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Ashlin Slanger

Ashlin specializes in chalks, pastels, ink and pencil drawings.

Nosh Cafe is located at 105 E 6th Ave and is the brick and mortar sister of the beloved mobile Waffle Wagon.  There will be cookie decorating for kids!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Rod Bischoff

Trained as a sign painter, Rod keeps his brush and hand skills honed as a painter/carver of everything from small ornaments to commercial signs.

Pan Handler Plus

40 South Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Nancy Treib

Free Ceramics

This is Helena & Studio Art Center Artists

This is Helena is an exhibition of 110 local artists who all have a piece on display through December 17th.  Come see an incredible multimedia exhibition with art for everyone! In addition, enjoy the work of Studio Art Center artists: Carolyn Caldwell, Jay Crider, Kathleen Ely, Matalia Hayes, July Kline and Emily Free Wilson.  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Refreshments will be served

Bert & Ernie’s Dining Saloon & Grill

361 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Tom Morgan & Jodie Monahan

Cobblestone Clothing Co.

337 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Bekka Cantrell & Amy Brakeman Livezey

Bekka Cantrell is coming back to Cobblestone Clothing Co. to share her intricately glazed pottery.  Joining her is long time work and creative mate, portrait artist Amy Brakeman Livezey, who will have several remarkable new paintings on display.

Aizada Imports

426 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Aizada Imports is Helena’s premier Fair Trade marketplace.  Along with this world class exhibit, Aizada offers apparel, jewelry and home fashions including rugs, wall hanging, dolls, accessories and home decor.

A Hot Cocoa Bar with all the trimmings and tastings from our Fair Trade food section will be offered!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Aigul Diushenalieva, Askarbek Akbutaev, Tumar Art Group

Aigul Diushenalieva, Askarbek Akbutaev and the Tumar Art Group were all featured artists at the International Folk Art Festival  in Santa Fe 2017.  Aigul creates traditional Textile Patchworks, Askarbek does traditional handweaving for horses and The Tumar Art Group produces Contemporary Felted Wool.  This body of work would be worthy of an exhibition at any larger gallery in the United States.  The works will be displayed with bios of the artisans for people to connect more closely with the creators and the creations.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is located at 100 Neill Avenue.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Dale Beckman, Donnie Keeton, Susie Brantsma, Hannah Brantsma

Dale Beckman paint in an Abstract Realist style, not easily defined because it is a marriage of two contradictory terms: abstract art and realistic art.

Donnie Keeton creates functional ceramics and is a member of the Clay Arts Guild.

Susie Brantsma creates functional ceramics with floral and whimsical motifs.  she is also a musician and will be performing with her daughter, Hanna, during Art Walk.

Bassu Salon

9 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

A $5 gift card for use at Bassu will be handed out to all who visit and enjoy Robert’s paintings.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Robert Werle

Robert is an incredible artist blessed with a natural talent for painting.  Seeing the beauty of Montana landscapes, he captures it within his paintings.

General Mercantile

413 North Last Chance Gulch Street
Helena , MT 59601

The Merc will be releasing new merchandise with their updated logo!

Artist: Ashley Wertheimer

Ashley will be showing small works on paper created during her recent travels to Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.  Inspired by color, movement, sound, and sky, these abstracted landscapes attempt to capture the memory of a feeling; the intersection of time and space.

Jmacs Pottery

411 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

JMacs Pottery hosts over 20 local artists, with pottery and other mediums.  Be sure to stop by and get your Montana Mug, or our new product, the Thumbler.  Also, orders can be made for personalized items for Christmas.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Brian D'Ambrosio

Local author, Brian D’Ambrosio, will be doing a signing for his new book Montana and the NFL.  This would be a great gift for the football enthusiast!

Great Northern Carousel

989 Carousel Way
Helena , MT 59601

Several students from local High Schools will have their work on display.  This is an exciting way for the community to support fresh young talent!

Refreshments will be served

There is an artist in all of us.  Stop by to make art in our new space.  There will be projects for kids of all ages and a large canvas for a collaborative work!  Current students will also showcase their artwork.

Located at 322 Fuller.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: YOU!!

Free your creative self at Cottonwood ALC.  This is open to all ages, but feel free to let your inner child go wild!

The Art Space

Join artists Leah Cupino weekdays in her studio to chat or watch her paint.

Consider a series of classes or a private painting event as a Christmas gift!

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Leah Cupino

Helena artists Leah Cupino will melt, mix, mash, smear, scratch, spray, dab, drip, dash and dive into her work at her newly minted public-view studio.

Fascinated with the simple honesty of her materials, she leaves realism up to reality.  Sweet memories, her children’s laughter, and our local trees are her cherished subjects that serve as a vehicle for jer enthusiastic and color-filled world.  Hike the local south hills trails to find each work – most come with a GPS location.

Salon Off Broadway

40 South Park Avenue
Helena , MT 59601

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Kelly Anne Dalton

Kelly Anne Dalton shares her latest illustrations – featuring whimsical characters and enchanting landscapes.

Montana Preservation Alliance

Meet and greet the artists and staff of Montana Preservation Alliance who preserve these amazing places.

Montana Preservation Alliance is located at 120 Reeders Alley.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: David Burke, Kit Frost, Lewis Williams, DG House, Ben Block, Time Holmes, Tom Ferris

Seven outstanding national artists reflect historic Montana, from wild Glacier and Butte to the wild Missouri River, in this outstanding juried show.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Susan Adams and Santo Domingo Pueblo Turquoise

Photographer Susan Adams is showcasing scenes of Iceland from her journey around the island.

Santo Domingo Pueble Turquoise Jewelry with guest John Paul will be featuring his extensive collection of jewelry which is hand made by various artists of the Pueblo.

The Brewhouse Pub & Grille

939 1/2 Getchell St
Helena , MT 59601

Artist: Nicole Woody

Oro-Y-Plata, Treasured scenes from around the Treasure State.  Acrylics and oil pastels on canvas and wood.  Nicole will display her works Downstairs at the Brewhouse.

United Way, whose mission is to “increase the organized capacity for people to care for one another in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties” is located at 75 E. Lyndale Ave.

Artist: Local 3rd - 5th graders

Local 3rd – 5th graders depict how they want to make the world a better place through art.

Prickly Pear Quilts

46 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Andrea will have art for sale during Art Walk and PPQ will offer 15% off all quilt kits.

Refreshments will be served

Artist: Andrea Atwood

Andrea A. Atwood studied art, costume design and worked in the U of M Drama Department.  Now she owns “Atwood Arts,” where she creates and displays fiber art, sculptures and animal portraits.  Atwood Accounting, the Montana Grizzly Encounter, the Historical Society Museum see her creations.  She also teaches “pictorial or landscape quilting” around the country.

  • November 2, 2018
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm