Each first gallery night of the season, Stumptown Art Studio features the artwork of students from the year of classes. From 3 year old pre-school age children to teens that take part in After School Art Club, the creativity of young people is expressed through the amazing possibilities of ART!
Some of the “masters” are studied in classes…names like Matisse, Chihuly, Magritte and of course Picasso, Van Gogh and Rousseau provide inspiration from their art for students. Characters from Looney Tunes, books, science and math all play a part in the realm of art.
Add to those fun materials…paint, pastels, pencils, pens…that can be used to create color, texture, movement and emotion. It’s a child’s playground. It is a show for all to admire!
The opening reception of the Spring Show & Ice-Cream Social is May 3 from 6-9 p.m. Everyone gets to create their own ice-cream sundaes, and then go run around town to visit the other 12 gallery exhibits.
Stumptown Art Studio was founded in 1995 as a non-profit community art center in Whitefish, located at 145 Central Avenue. Over 20 years of providing classes, workshops and summer camps for youths and adults, the art center also features guest artists to bring special art offerings to the community. Outreach programs are conducted via the “Van Gogh” art mobile, or popular field trips come right to the art studio. Public art projects and special events have been a vital contribution by the center over the years.
As part of the gallery night season, Stumptown Art Studio features a different exhibit every month from May-October, along with retail art sales by local artists. As walk-in art projects, the center offers pottery painting, glass fusing or creating an embellished piece of art anytime during open hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m.