Recovery Photos

Our recovery act project photos are posted!!

Images are organized by county at and may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate county on the Montana Reinvestment map at the top of the page. Click next on the “Click for details” button and then on the photo at top of each page for the whole gallery of submitted images.
Our sub-recipients’ photos are from Missoula, Sanders, Silver Bow and Custer counties. They’re muddled up with construction, transportation projects etc., so you will have to do some work to find them but they are there!

Hat top to Christy for this info!

Recovery Photos

Online Art

This topic might be a little controvertial….. what do you think of purchasing art online?

Here’s an article from my beloved Apartment Therapy.

And if you are selling/purchasing online… what sites do you like?  I’m always on the lookout for sites that are featuring Montana artists.

Here are a few to get started….

Art Muse  Mostly Texas artists.

20×200 No Montana artists…. yet.

Artwall Online

The Beholder

And a whole bunch more here.

Online Art

Artists Sought For Helena Band Shell Mural

The city of Helena Parks and Recreation Department and the Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) are seeking artists to provide a design and painting for a new mural inside the band shell at Veteran’s Memorial Park located in Helena (Last Chance Gulch and Lyndale Ave.). The submission deadline for proposals is 5:00 PM, June 14. The project must be completed no later than September 15, 2010.

This mural project will replace the 10-year old existing mural. The project consists of four elements; an assessment and repair of the interior band shell mural surface; a mural design; the actual painting of the mural and the application of a protective sealant. The design of mural should incorporate or represent Helena community elements or icons and be such that the potential for graffiti and vandalism is minimized. The color and design should also be visually effective from a distance. An optional component of this project is to incorporate community involvement.

A complete Request for Proposals can be picked up at the city of Helena Parks and Recreation Department office on the 4th floor of the City-County Building, 316 North Park Avenue, or downloaded from the department webpage at
The competition is open to artists, architects and designers.

Released: HELENA, MONTANA, May 18, 2010—
Parks & Recreation
316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
Telephone: 406-447-8463
Fax: # 406-447-8460

Artists Sought For Helena Band Shell Mural