In the heart of downtown Missoula, Montana, a new building is dedicated to the arts In 2014, when Lisa Simon and Jason Neal opened radius Gallery on E...

Idaho’s Outhouse Murals Elevate the Experience Walking into one of those concrete outhouses at trailheads or river access points, visitors are never...

Arguably, one good thing about a pandemic is that when some opportunities are completely restricted, other ones become more appealing. For example, fo...

Rudy Autio helped start the residency program at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, in the 1950s. In doing so, he hel...

“The West” has a broad range of definitions, depending on who you’re talking to. For painter Luke Anderson, it’s a place of tension, with an i...

Like an electrical current, art can run through a community, light up the dark places, and spark discovery. One example is Tinworks Arts, an organizat...

Todd connor’s paintings most certainly conjure the past, but they also aim to go beyond a linear history and instead speak to the primal forces in h...

In 1991, just as his career was about to take flight Tucker Smith created a 10-by-12-inch painting of a scene he’d observed at the Kentucky Derby. C...

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based design event of the year is back. From September 9 to 12, the 28,000-sq...

One thing I’ve always loved about the Northern Rockies is the “cowboy casualty” if you will. There are few venues that require anything fancier ...

Fish Fisher is a man of the West; one whose drive, authenticity, and passion are clearly visible in his craft, and also in his personality. When he ta...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a long way from Chicago, and different in just about every way. But when an Illinois-based family of four set foot in this R...

We’re fortunate to have a variety of museums, galleries, and curated happenings in the Northern Rockies that celebrate the arts and artists of the r...

I came to the river to write: not a fishing story exaggerating about a trout the size of a fat dachshund, but to capture the very soul of the river. B...

A tapestry of tribulations is woven, thread by thread, by the masterful hand of Deirdre McNamer in her newest novel Aviary (Milkweed Editions, $24). T...

Which streaks the woods road at noon — Shade or sun, Across the nature of the other one? Do shadows, shapes of leaves and limbs, Take all the light ...

An old building cloaked in pale pink stucco seems to blush beneath the enormous sky over Montana’s Hi-Line. Cracked, crumbling, and faded by the sun...

The wall behind Rick Bass glows in the early winter hours like sunlit jars of honey. He is set up to lead a writer’s workshop from a young musician...

While music lovers around the world are chomping at the bit — ready to once again experience live performances — the Under The Big Sky Festival is...

Imagine this scene: You’re picnicking at a table next to the Yellowstone River on a sunny summer day. Suddenly aware of a disturbance, you turn, onl...

When my teenage son, Braden, and I climbed out of our minivan, temperatures hovered in the mid-20s and an ethereal layer of mist covered Freezeout Lak...

Looking at it from a certain perspective, John N. Maclean was a successful writer long before his famous father, Norman Maclean, made his mark on Amer...

When COVID-19 hit and shelter-in-place orders were established in early 2020, the very idea of losing my freedom to roam was nearly as unpalatable to ...

Among the sudden life changes that were brought on by COVID-19 in early 2020, a significant one was the loss of cultural events: Live music, art festi...

One of the perks of being a fisheries biologist is that I occasionally stumble upon a hidden treasure. In this case, it was a narrow mountain stream t...

“All roads lead to Rome” is a proverb from the Golden Milestone (Milliarium Aureum) that was erected by Emperor Augustus in 20 B.C.E. Located in t...

Lena Marie Schiffer gets teary-eyed when she thinks about her mainstage debut at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in 2016. “It was truly a life-cha...

Steven Rinella is only slightly distracted. He’s taking his youngest son to Chico Hot Springs in Montana’s Paradise Valley for his birthday, and t...

We woke up to 6 inches of snow this morning in Bozeman, Montana. It’s late May, and while I imagine that sounds just awful to readers in more southe...

I watched in wonder and anticipation as the historic Art Deco building on Mendenhall and Willson in Bozeman, Montana, stood covered: first in scaffold...

Malcolm Brooks hits brave new heights with Cloudmaker (Grove Press, $27), which soars into that rarified space where a deeply thoughtful and sweeping ...

When I talk to them, they listen, sitting beside me on the road, waiting to hear their names. I look over, into their faces & they stop what it is...

Big Sky, Montana’s Moonlight Basin offers two new developments Set on the northwest side of Big Sky, Montana’s iconic lone peak, the Moonlight Bas...

Known as the heart of the home, kitchens have likely been getting extra attention and use during the COVID-19 pandemic. So the recent release of The P...

Designer Max Humphrey’s hipster-meets-grandma style “Any good collection has to start somewhere,” says Portland, Oregon-based interior designer ...

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