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Artists paint in downtown Kalispell

| August 10, 2023 12:00 AM

Eleven artists are set to paint en plein air for the Kalispell Downtown Art Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 12

The challenge, running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a unique event that aims to celebrate local and regional artists while promoting beautiful Montana landscapes.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch artist work throughout downtown.

Featured artists include: Tessa Heck, Marshall Noice, Alyssa Shaw, Tanya Lambrecht Haley, Darren Haley, Abigael Tripp, Jesse Hanson, Noel Drury, Olivia Stark and Pat Lambrecht-Hould.

To to view a map of where artists will be working, visit

Then following the paint-out, the finished artwork will be displayed at the Good Luck Gallery in Kalispell from Aug. 19 to Sept. 23.

During this time, a month-long online auction occurs allowing art enthusiasts from around the world to bid on pieces. The auction proceeds will be allocated to support the artists, the Kalispell Downtown Association, and the Hockaday Museum of Art.

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-8 p.m. a closing artist reception at Good Luck Gallery to mark the end of the auction and celebrate the success of the event.