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.