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Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art

Helena Montana

Listing Type: Art Gallery
City: Helena Montana
Region: Southwest Montana
800-457-8240
406-457-8240



The Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art is well known for it's display of 'originals only' artwork. Open all year, the extended hours during holidays and summers provides optimal opportunities to visit the gallery and enjoy the work of Montana artists. A visitor will be able to see framed paintings in oil, watercolor, mixed media and pastel; wood turned art; custom, handmade furniture; unique fused, molded glass sculpture and glass jewelry; ceramic pottery and sculpted large vases; as well as small gifts for any occasion.

The Atlas building where the gallery is located is on the National Register of Historical Places. It is immediately recognized by it's grand off-center arched entry of rough granite. The building derives its' name from Atlas who is seen holding up the building and giving it his protection. The two large salamanders that adorn the top facade of flames lend their mythical protection against fire.

New artwork submitted by each artist is incorporated into new displays every month. A large inventory of work is kept in the gallery storage and may be viewed at any time upon request. In honor of the Bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, The Corps of Discovery, a special emphasis on geographical areas in Montana, which were significant stops of the Expedition have become the subject matter of several artists' works. The large 1,800 sq. ft. of gallery space affords one a lovely environment in which to absorb the finest of Montana produced original works of art.

Directions: Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art is located off of I-15 at the crossroads with Highway 12, halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. From I-15 take the capitol exit, travel west on Prospect Avenue, turn left (south) on Montana Avenue, turn right on Broadway, continue to Historic Last Chance Gulch Downtown Walking Mall

.From Highway 12 proceed to Benton Avenue, turn right (south) on Benton Avenue, continue to Broadway. The Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall is the original main street for the historic mining city which was developed during the early 1800s

.The Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art is located at 7 North Last Chance Culch on the walking mall in the historic Atlas building across from the Holiday Inn Hotel. (Look for the large stone archway)

Upper Missouri Artists Gallery of Original Art
7 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

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