Our Founders Mission Statement was to encourage and promote participation in the arts and to provide educational opportunities through scholarships, workshops, gallery exhibits, a library, and other resources. We believe that the inherent value of the fine arts enhances the quality of life and merits our attention.”
Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, A Fine Arts Corporation, is a non-profit (501c3) This All Volunteer Member Artist Cooperative was founded in 1971 by a group of artists, many of our founders have passed away but remain involved today through their heirs efforts to remain involved and their generous donations.
The gallery organizes art exhibits with an emphasis on western Montana artists. Each year we have two open, non-juried shows providing opportunities for both novice and experienced artists, Sandpiper Gallery members, and non-members, to show their work in the gallery.
Workshops covering a variety of mediums, taught by local and regional artists, are offered by the gallery throughout the year. See our workshops page, or contact the gallery for details.
The gallery maintains a library with hundreds of books covering a wide range of art-related subjects. The library is open to the public for reading in the gallery. Sandpiper members may check books out to take home for up to one month.
Sandpiper accepts new members at any time. Artists and art lovers are encouraged to browse our Web site or contact the gallery for more information and a complete listing of exhibits and workshops.