By Andi Bourne

Local artists share what they love during Tour of the Arts


October 15, 2020

Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

Martha Swanson shows the process of making SwanWoods' wooden bowls in her home studio near Ovando. After aligning blocks of wood into a square, she then makes circular cuts at a downward angle so the wood turns into several rings where it then develops its bowl shape.

Stretching from Seeley Lake to Lincoln, this year's Tour of the Arts sponsored by Alpine Artisans, Inc. was a big draw to the area Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. While COVID-19 limited the participation of several of the regular artists, this year's Tour featured three new galleries, a new studio and several new artists. There were additional in-person demonstrations including pine needle weaving and watercolor painting at Gallery 83, chainsaw carving at Willow Creek Gallery, Will Kats' wood sculptures at the Grizzly Claw, wool spinning at Lincoln's Heritage House and wooden bowl making a...

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