Whitefish, Montana boasts numerous Galleries located in the accessible downtown area, a different gallery to suit every different style! The following will be hosting parties, panel discussions or meet and greets through Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29. Read on to learn more about each participating gallery and what event they are hosting during the weekend!

Samarah Gallery

Samarah Fine Art specializes in the finest of original works by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. At Samarah Fine Art you will find traditional as well as contemporary works representing themes from the west. Our artists include well knowns such as Brent Cotton, Russell Chatham, Tom Saubert, Bye Bitney, Rusti Warner, Chad Poppleton, Carol Hagen and Harry Koyama. The owner, Rob Stern is a Whitefish local and renowned artist himself, stop on by and get a taste of real Montana hospitality!

Saturday night Samarah Gallery will be hosting a Meet and Greet with the invited artists of Summer ArtFest. 6-9PM A catered event offering lively music and an intimate setting to share with artists! Open to the public.

16 Baker Avenue, Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone: 406-862-3339
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Going to The Sun Gallery

This gallery celebrates and offers fine art and custom made jewelry. Proudly representing Montana and regional artists as well as artists from Canada and many parts of the U.S. The Gallery’s owner, Rochelle, is also a represented artist here- a sculptor of the wonderful bronzes. In addition, she creates much of the unique custom made jewelry. The gallery is opened daily to offer beautiful findings to “Enhance your Civilized Wilderness”, or by appointment to accommodate your schedule. Contact info is below, stop in to say hi!


Saturday at 1PM Going to the Sun Gallery will host artist Cheryl King to showcase her talents in a live demonstration of oil on aluminum. 

137 Central Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone: 406-862-2751
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Frame of Reference Gallery

Known for their impeccable framing, Frame of Reference also shows almost exclusively original works created by both emerging and established artists with a connection to the wild places we call home; mediums include paint, glass, bronze, photography and wood, and every artist we show has representation because one or more of us has a visceral reaction to their creations. In addition, we now feature a carefully-curated collection of secondary market pieces, works that have come from private holdings and are available to enrich your personal collection and feed your soul. These are primarily works by significant artists from the Old and New West – from Charlie Russell to Russell Chatham, this ever-changing exhibit is always worth a visit.


Friday night Frame of Reference will host a kick-off party in their gallery 6-9 PM. Public welcome!

235 Central Ave Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone: 406-730-8855
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Group B Galleries

Group B Galleries is a collective of local and renowned photographers, displaying perspectives from stunning locations around the world and showcasing the spectacular beauty of Glacier National Park. We are so very fortunate, awed and grateful to live amidst such beauty, and delighted to display the work of talented photographers who capture it. Your trip to Whitefish wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Group B Galleries.


A photography workshop will be hosted by Group B Gallery on Saturday at 3PM. Visit to discover insight on how to shoot like a pro! 

220 E 2nd St Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone: 406-250-9993
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Nancy Cawdrey Gallery

Visit us at the Nancy Cawdrey Gallery & Lounge in the heart of Whitefish, Montana, nestled against the Whitefish Range. The Nancy Cawdrey Gallery & Lounge is located just one minute from downtown Whitefish, just hop over the train tracks. A landscaped garden produces a riot of flowers, which invites us to exercise our creativity every day; this space is shared with Cypress Yard, a delicious bistro and lounge. Inside, the gallery walls are adorned with an abundance of Contemporary Western Art, creating a feast of color and diversity. In addition to Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, featured artists include her son and protégé Morgan Cawdrey and numerous other talented artists from across Montana and beyond. Stop in for a drink in the Lounge and enjoy the surrounding art.

View the Silent Auction starting Friday June 28th, until it closes Sunday evening around 7PM. Come watch the artists in the Quick Finish and stay to bid at the Live Auction. all at Cypress Yard behind the NC Gallery. Catered event on Sunday, all are welcome. 

204 Wisconsin Avenue Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone: 406-755-2727
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Dick Idol Gallery

Strategically located on Whitefish’s Central Avenue, the heart of the shopping district, the gallery represents a large number of regional and nationally known artists whose work includes paintings, sculpture, and outstanding works in other mediums. The gallery offers a wide range of styles from traditional representational to transitional contemporary and impressionistic.

In addition, the Dick Idol Signature Gallery offers a wide variety of antler and antler-related home décor furnishings and items. Rare and unique, often one-of-a-kind treasures, are offered as well as jewelry and many other items that can make a statement in a home or a business.

238 Central Ave Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-5070
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Stumptown Art Studios

Stumptown Art Studio is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization established 1995 in Whitefish, Montana. As a community art center, Stumptown Art Studio takes pride in serving people of all ages and abilities, from professional artists to backyard artists, and to anyone seeking an artistic adventure.

ART OUTREACH: Stumptown Art Studio provides art opportunities for kids and adults in our own classroom and off-site art instruction in area schools through field trips and off-site outreach classes. Our traveling art mobile, the Van Gogh…visits locations throughout the area; public and private schools, special needs organizations, youth enrichment programs, senior centers and more.

For the past 20 years, S.A.S. has offered Art with the Masters classes, summer camps, guest-artist workshops, art treks, after-school art club and monthly gallery exhibits . The Studio also has a Clay Cellar with pottery wheels, slabroller, kiln, tools and glazes, all available for co-op members.

Stumptown will be giving an artist-led pottery demonstration Saturday the 29th at 11AM. Come get your hands dirty!

145 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-5929
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Sunti World Art Gallery

Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul, is among the leading artists of portraiture and of hyper-realism. An award-winning member of the Portrait Society of America, Sunti’s original bronze masterpieces are regarded for their lifelike qualities and spiritual essence, featuring subtle detail never before seen in bronze. His gallery presents a tasteful fusion of East meets West, proudly representing internationally acclaimed masters of fine art from North America, Europe, and Asia. Sunti World Art Gallery boasts of both culture and class, showcasing not only original paintings by Alfredo Rodriguez, Cyrus Afsary, Don Oelze, D. Eleinne Basa, and other celebrated artists, but the gallery’s eclectic collection also includes unique wood furniture from roots and vines, Khmer Cambodian carvings, hand-embroidered Zardozis from India, and American-made raku.

Thai charcoal painter, Kowit Sernklang, will be demonstrating before the public on Saturday, June 29th from 9 AM to 6 PM.

345 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, Mt 59937
Phone: 406-862-1084
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Walking Man Frame Shop and Gallery

Custom picture framing and a contemporary art gallery are featured at The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery.  We are located in the wonderful mountain town of Whitefish, Montana and a stone’s throw from Glacier National Park.  We offer a wide variety of services:  from dry-mounting & canvas stretching to hand-wrapped fabric matting, fillets, mirrors, shadowboxes & other custom framing utilizing a plethora of moulding & hand-crafted frames.

Stop by on Saturday and browse our unique collection of artists from near and far, and to ask our framers and hounding questions you may have about the trade.

305 Baker Ave Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone:  406-863-2787

Whitefish Pottery/Stillwater Gallery

Whitefish Pottery is known for their full line of functional stoneware pottery, handmade on the wheel. The downtown retail store features the Whitefish Pottery line as well as one-of-a-kind pieces by the artists who work in the studio. It also features pieces by potters from across the Flathead Valley and the state of Montana. In addition to pottery, they also carry many other art and gift items made by local artists. The Stillwater Gallery (located within Whitefish Pottery) hosts both regional and national artists in rotating shows. Want to take a tour? Take a beautiful drive to the studio, located just five miles west of Whitefish to see the artists at work. While there you can tour the Anagama, one of the largest wood-firing kilns in Montana.

Whitefish Pottery will have its doors open ALL day Friday – from 10AM – 9PM. Stop in and view some of Montana’s creative offerings.

242 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-1417
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