In the heart of Whitefish is the non-profit community art center Stumptown Art Studio. It was founded in 1995 to offer art opportunities for all ages and art interests including: classes, workshops, camps, art parties, an artists’ co-operative, painting pottery and glass fusing in the Ceramics Annex, art gifts, retail art supplies and exhibits.

Exhibits hosted at Stumptown Art Studio feature guest artists, group displays, student work, new works and provide exhibition space for emerging artists. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy this year’s 2010 First Thursday Gallery Nights season between 6 and 9 p.m. during the opening receptions or for a month following anytime during regular open hours.

Stumptown Art Studio is hosting one of its most popular exhibits–the 15th Annual Spring Show of Student Artwork and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 3 during “First Thursday Gallery Nights”. From 6-9 p.m. gallery goers will be able to see an exhibition of works by their favorite, young neighborhood artists. The pieces on display are a culmination from Stumptown Art Studio’s youth classes since last fall. Over 100 works of student art will be on display through June 29. They include drawings and paintings, collage and printmaking, pottery and sculpture.

Accompanying the evening is the popular ice-cream social. Create your own unique dessert from a selection of ice-cream flavors, sodas and toppings.