Professional sculptures, paintings, photography and more will soon grace the community of downtown Anaconda, Montana during the renowned Anaconda Wildlife Expo. With the event underway September 16th through the 18th, it is truly an amazing time of the year for artists to display their beautiful and intriguing pieces of art.

This acclaimed event, open to the public, has been a stepping stone for some artists and an enjoyable stop on the way for established and seasoned artists. Plus, talk about atmosphere.

According to the Lively Times, stellar and established businesses in the downtown area are where over 40 artists will have a chance to showcase their work.

This cast of culture is a benefit for The Copper Village Museum and Art Center in Anaconda; a group that has organized many wonderful events in the area to include July’s Art in Washoe Park. They have also been instrumental in providing scholarships to local students interested in furthering their education in the Fine Arts field.

The festivities begin on Friday, September 16th, with a preview of artwork for attendants that acquired a Certificate of Art Purchase. If interested, you may still be able to claim your own certificate by contacting the Copper Village at (406) 563-2422. In fact, a complete schedule of Wildlife Expo events can be maintained through their venue.

As covered online by Southwest-MT, Friday’s event wraps up with an artist meet and greet reception of wine and appetizers at Glacier Bank, located at 307 East Park in Anaconda. Again, for anyone interested in attending this awesome get together on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 17th & 18th) from 10 am to 4 pm, remember that artwork will be available to view and/or purchase at several downtown businesses.

Also, for all ages, there will be free activities at Kennedy Common and Durston Park.  Plus, check this out; for something different and well worth your time, Smitty’s Barn, west of Anaconda, will host a Wild Game Feed on Saturday, September 17th beginning at 6pm. A $20 donation is suggested for samplings of bison, elk and even yak. The outing at Smitty’s will also be equipped with an auction, live music and a no host bar. So, before you proclaim, “there’s nothing to do!”, just know that the Anaconda Wildlife Expo offers plenty this season!

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