The Art Scene in Yellowstone Country, 2021

Photo courtesy Explore Livingston

There’s something to be said for inspiring landscapes, colorful characters, and slow-paced life. In Yellowstone Country, neighbors become friends, sharing stories over a cold beverage or a homemade piece of pie.

Montana has long been the subject of artists, writers, and song makers. But for many creative souls, Yellowstone Country serves as more than just inspiration; it is the place they call home. From one end of the region to the other, artists of all walks adorn Yellowstone Country with their work.

Art festivals, concerts, and live performances dot the summer event calendars in large and small towns. Local galleries and studios showcase upcoming artists and long-time local favorites. And you’ll always find local artisans at the Farmer’s Market in town.

Mark your calendars, grab your family and friends, and decorate your summer with some local art!


West Yellowstone

Playmill Theatre

Live performances, including a variety show and a featured production.

Music in The Park

Free concerts beginning at 7:00 pm, Town Park.

July 4, 2021, Paige and the People’s Band

August 6, 2021, Ronnie Riptide and the Tune-Tones

September 4, 2021, Remembering the Fabulous Four


Big Sky

Music in the Mountains

Free, family-friendly concert series 6:00 pm each Thursday, June through September

Town Center Park

Bravo! Big Sky Music Festival

Celebrating classical and jazz music from around the world

August 13, Ticketed concert at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, Angella Ahn, and Friends

August 14, Free show at Len Hill Park, Futureman/Silverman + Big Sky Festival String Orchestra

Public Art

Public art sponsored by the Arts Council of Big Sky can be found throughout the town and along the trails.

Big Sky Artisan Festival

Connecting local artisans with community, each other, art lovers, and collectors!

July 3, 10:30 am-6:30 pm

Town Center Plaza

Warren Miller Performing Arts Center

Music, dance, and performances are year-round in a state-of-the-art theater.

Art Shopping in Big Sky 

Explore galleries, photography studios, jewelers, pottery, metal art, and more.



Downtown Bozeman Art Walks

Over 40 galleries and businesses participate in four evening events from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm in downtown Bozeman.

July 9, August 13, and September 10, 2021

Sweet Pea Festival

44th Annual festival celebrating the arts. Live music, juried art show, food, live performances, kid’s activities.

SLAM Summer Festival

Supporting Local Artists and Musicians (SLAM); summer festival includes live music, art, and food.

August 7, 11:00 am-7:00 pm, three locations

Bogert Park

Story Mansion Park

Emerson Cultural Center Lawn

Music on Main

Free concert series in downtown Bozeman, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Live music, food trucks, shopping, kid’s activities

Main Street

Tinworks Art

Building a sustainable creative community through grants, public events and pop-up exhibitions.

Art gallery open Friday-Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm

See schedule for special events



Depot Festival of the Arts

Local work of artists from around the region on display and for sale.

July 2-4, 2021

Depot Rotary Park

Livingston Art Walks

Explore the paintings, pottery, books, sculpture, and jewelry made by local and regional artists on display at galleries and boutiques throughout town.


Red Lodge

Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

Singer/songwriters from Montana, Nashville, and across the country gather to make music for three days in Red Lodge.

June 24-26, 2021

First Friday Art Walk

Art, photography, ceramics, and galleries in Red Lodge, Montana.

Art Walk, First Friday of the month, June-September, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Open Studio Saturday, First Saturday of the month, June-September, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Art in the Beartooths

Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery fundraiser. Artwork from over 80 artists on display in the galleries

July 1-31, 2021

Labor Day Arts Fair

Celebrating local artisans and craftspeople.

September 6, 2021

Lion’s Club Park and Depot Gallery

Women of the West

Four women share their views of the west through their art.

August 2- August 29, 2021

Carbon County Arts Guild



Yellowstone International Arts Festival

Founded by international ballet stars Teresa Khan MacKay and her four children, the festival brings the ballet back to their home in Montana.

August 19, 2021, 8:00 pm

Art shopping in Gardiner, Montana

Explore the art galleries, studios, and art classes.


Big Timber

Sweet Grass Fest

Vendor street fair.

June 26, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

2nd Street between McLeod Street and Anderson Street

Chalk Art Exhibition

Bring your talent and participate in decorating downtown Big Timber!

July 17, 2021, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm

Across Yellowstone Country

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, 2021 Season

Free performances in local parks across the region. Family-friendly, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show!


Remember, masks are recommended for anyone not fully vaccinated. #RecreateResponsibly