Our 2021 events will be modified due to the the impact of Covid-19 on this year's Summer Artfest.

Join us for live speaker events with artists and professionals in person as well as remotely through Zoom. 

Thursday, June 24th

All Day – Plein Air Paint Out

Participating artists head out to the Many Lakes region of Flathead Valley for on-location painting.

Friday, June 25th

3:00 pm – TBD with Seth Hopkins

In person and via Zoom Live Event

An interview with Executive Director of the Booth Museum, Seth Hopkins.

6:00 pm – Kick-Off Reception & Welcome to the Valley Party at Frame of Reference Gallery

In person and via Zoom at Frame of Reference in downtown Whitefish.

Meet the Summer ArtFest artists!

Saturday, June 26th

11:00 am – Artists Roundtable 

In person at Nancy Cawdrey Gallery (NCG) and via Zoom Live Event 

Join moderator Seth Hopkins and artists Michael Ome Untiedt and Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey for a lively discussion of their activities over the past few months and how great art can be inspired in times of turmoil. 

2:00 pm - Gallery Owners Roundtable

In person at NCG and via Zoom Live Event 

Seth Hopkins moderates a discussion between gallery owner Steve Cawdrey (Nancy Cawdrey Gallery, Whitefish, MT) and others on the state-of-the-art market. 

7:00 pm - Meet the Press Roundtable

In person at NCG and via Zoom Live Event 

Josh Rose, former Editor of Western Art Collector magazine, arts writer Chad Scott and Tim Newton, Publisher of Western Art & Architecture will give their views on the current state of affairs and look forward to predicting the "new normal" for the art world.

Sunday, June 27th

2:00 pm – The Art of Collecting Art 101 with Seth Hopkins

In person at NCG and via Zoom Live Event 

Learn the in and outs of collecting great art at reasonable prices during this popular and informative session with Seth Hopkins.