2022 Events


NOTE: All events are at the O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

All Day 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Plein Air Paint Out and Artist Booths Open

Open to all artists and public. Come join local and national artists outside the O'Shaughnessy Center near Depot Park to receive some of that "outside" inspiration (or rain location inside).  Selected completed works will be available for bidding in the Small Works Silent Auction!

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Party Meet & Greet with the Artists and Public

Friday, June 24th, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Silent Auction and Artist Booths open to public for viewing and bidding

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: - Kick-Off Reception and Welcome to the Valley Party

Location: Frame of Reference, 235 Central Ave, Whitefish

Open to the public! Meet some of the SAF participating artists, watch several Hockaday Museum Plein Air artists demonstrate, and enjoy light refreshments at the beautiful Frame of Reference gallery!

Suggested Parking: Public Parking at 421 E. 3rd Street ~ Central Ave.

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Silent Auction and Artist Booths open to public for last chance to view and bid.


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Artists’ Roundtable Discussion 


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Quick Finish Live Demonstrations

Free and open to the public! Come engage with the Summer ArtFest artists as they do final touches on their artworks that will be subsequently live auctioned. A great opportunity to ask questions and witness art-making processes of all sorts! Don't forget to register to bid!

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Live Auction 

Whether you are a collector, artist, or just curious, don't miss being a part of the excitement as prominent Western art auctioneer Tate Heinzerling auctions off the artworks finished in the Quick Finish event. 

BID LIVE ONLINE starting at 6 p.m. MDT June 25, 2022 at iCollector.com (CLICK HERE)

7:30 pm - Silent Auction Closes Out