What Makes Bozeman a Great Art Community

What Makes Bozeman a Great Art Community

Article from: Only in Bozeman

Art is a (very) big deal in Bozeman. The area alone is inspiring with big skies and mountain vistas in every direction. The culture of the town also play a huge part of the thriving art community in Bozeman. Art begets art, and in this town, people love it.

Whether you are a collector, an admirer or an aspiring artist yourself, you’ll find an outlet to satisfy your creative side.


Downtown Bozeman is home to over 20 galleries, each with a distinct flair. Old Main Gallery and Framing is one of the original galleries to start the art community and it features original paintings, vintage maps and impeccable framing for your own pieces or photography. The restored nineteenth century building is beautiful in and of itself. Or visit Tart, located in the iconic red barn, has an eclectic collection of locally made jewelry, clothing, gifts, paintings, drawings and ceramics, with a focus on unusual and light-hearted pieces.
Outdoor Art

You don’t have to look far to see art adorning the town. Outdoor pieces pepper the sidewalks, buildings and even the traffic control boxes! Gallatin Art Crossing places sustainable art throughout the downtown. Check out the sculpture park at the Bozeman Public Library, or the lawn of the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture. And the traffic control boxes? They are wrapped with original artwork to add vibrant public art to the streetscape and decrease the instances of graffiti, poster and sticker vandalism.

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