Lewistown Art Center: The hub of Artistic Community
The historic Lewistown Art Center was born in 1971 when members of the Montana Art Institute purchased the Lehman Bunkhouse on Broadway at auction and began renovating the old landmark. Later the Von Tobel Carriage House was moved from Watson Street and adjoined to the stone bunkhouse.
Still going strong 40 years later, the Art Center has recently moved to a much larger location at the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street.
It offers FREE monthly art exhibits in The Wilkins Gallery while the Montana Made Signature Gift Shop features consignors of over 150 fine Montana artists. The Alweis Art Education studio is home to After School Art, Young Artists, Summer Art Camps, weekend adult art workshops, the Lewistown Wood Carvers and Central Montana Writer’s Group.
The 300+ members of the Art Center annually sponsor Shakespeare in the Parks, Encore Entertainment Concert in late winter, an original sand sculpture by Bill Dow and the Montana Repertory Theatre’s Educational Tour. The Lewistown Community Labyrinth Garden and Central Montana Community Concert Assoc. are also headquartered at the Art Center. Stop by to shop, visit The Wilkins Gallery or just find out what’s going on in town. Admission is always FREE. Hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.