The Arts in Big Sky After COVID-19

While Big Sky may be known for its outdoor recreation, our community also boasts a thriving arts scene. Guests and locals alike can enjoy everything from live music to theater performances with Broadway stars. Although the arts scene in Big Sky is abundant, hosting live events has gotten complicated in the wake of COVID-19. In order to maintain social distancing, many local venues have postponed or cancelled live performances. However, there are still lots of ways to engage with the arts in Big Sky, Montana. Check out the list below for summer arts opportunities in our community.

Livestream Performances from the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center

The WMPAC may not be able to host in-person performances, but they still have an incredible summer lineup. First up is the Big Sky Summer Theatre Festival on July 18th, where three new plays will be premiered in under an hour. The festival features professional actors, including Ari Afsar, who recently finished playing Eliza in the Chicago production of Hamilton. Later this summer, tune in for performances from a Grammy award-winning choral group and a professional ballet company.

Ballet at WMPAC Summer 2020

Tune in for Virtual Music in the Mountains

While the Arts Council of Big Sky was not able to host their annual Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series in person, you still have the chance to hear incredible music! The Arts Council will be live streaming their concerts throughout the summer, with high quality audio and video production to ensure a quality experience.

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, Performing August 13th

Check Out a Local Gallery

There are many local galleries that are open to the public - just remember to wear your mask! Spend an afternoon viewing some of the art and photography from Big Sky locals.

Jill Zeidler Ceramic Art Studio; Photo from Explore Big Sky

Attend the Weekly Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, Town Center transforms into a market where you can find handmade jewelry, local art, one-of-a-kind clothing, and anything else your heart desires. Consider supporting a local artist and purchasing some of their work!

Big Sky Farmers Market

Sign the Kids up for an Arts Camp

Big Sky organizations offer several summer arts opportunities for children. Check out The Arts Council and theBig Sky Community Organization for more information!

Check out Bravo! , the Big Sky Music Festival

Formerly known as the Classical Music Festival, this event is a two-day festival for people of all ages, showcasing the best in classical and jazz music from around the world. The festival will take place outside, allowing for social distancing, and it is free to the public.

When you're in Big Sky this summer, take a break from the hiking and mountain biking to enjoy some incredible art. While this summer may look a little different, there's still plenty of great arts opportunities out there. All you have to do is take advantage of them!

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