Recycle Your Art for the Arts

•April 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Butte Art Consortium

Butte Art Consortium

Better when they are together
Non-profit arts groups team-up in first-time fundraiser

A new organization has formed allowing a few non-profit businesses that promote the arts in Butte, MT to pool resources, share ideas, and create awareness through unification in the community. Aptly named, The Butte Arts Consortium, or the BAC, consists of four groups – the Butte Community Concert Association, the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, the Butte Symphony Association, and the Butte Center for the Performing Arts, which is the umbrella association for the Mother Lode and Orphan Girl Theatre.

“Recycle Your Art for the Arts” is the BAC’s first, all-inclusive fundraiser. It’s simple: The public is given the opportunity to buy or sell artwork. For sellers, whether it be one’s own artwork or a valuable treasure one has kept hidden away, he or she can set his or her own asking price and commission. The BAC will sell it in a gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts Butte (MoFAB). If one is interested in expanding his or her art collection, this would be a prime opportunity to purchase beautiful, new artwork.

The art sale is slated for Saturday, May 8th, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with free wine, refreshments, and live music from 4 – 6 p.m in the MoFAB building located at 405 W Park S. If you are interested in selling art, please stop by the MoFAB Monday, May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, please call (406) 723 – 3602.

Submitted by Jennifer Grant

Contact: Mother Lode Theatre
Tel: (406) 723-3602


The BSBAF Annual Membership Drive

•April 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Win an iPod Touch

Win an iPod Touch

The Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation would like to announce the launch of our annual membership drive. If you become a member or renew your membership between now and the end of May, you will be entered in a drawing to win an “APPLE IPOD TOUCH.” There are several options for memberships.

To become a member visit our Web site at and then scroll to the bottom of the page to choose the type of membership you would like, and click on the pay now button to pay with PayPal. Once you have paid through PayPal, you will be asked to fill out a form that provides us with your name and contact information. Your name and contact information will be needed for us to contact you if you win the “APPLE IPOD TOUCH.”

Open Mic & Old Forge Pizza Night

•March 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Friday, March 26, 2010
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venus Rising Espresso House, 1 S Main St – Metal’s Bank Bldg Underground, Butte, MT

Good food & music + Good friends = Good times.Open Mic & Old Forge Pizza
We have an exceptionally eclectic line-up:
6 P.M: Steve Robinson
6:30: Marko Hayden
7:00: Glenn Bodish
7:30: Too Smug + Sage
8:00: Sara Mirabdolbaghi
8:30: Teresa Rose


We will be serving our popular Old-Forge Style Pizza. Try a slice of my favorite the Feta, Tomato, Basil. Yum! Have a Caesar Salad with our house specialty dressing. Our full-service coffee bar will be open for purchase, and you may BYOB if coffee does not suit you at 6 o’clock at night.
I hope to see you there, and a heartfelt thank you in advance.

Lynn Marie Price & The Wobbly Boy

•March 11, 2010 • 1 Comment

@Venus Rising Espresso House March 12

Lynn Marie Price and Dusty Farnum started playing music together about five years ago in Alaska. Dusty was playing in a hippy rock and roll band, when Lynn helped him to see the light and introduced him to that good old country music. Since then they have had a wonderful time together singing harmony on those old country tunes as well as a variety of covers of current

artists. Both Lynn and Dusty are songwriters and sprinkle a few originals in their sets.

Dusty plays acoustic and electric guitar, flute, and dobro. Lynn plays keyboards, accordion and guitar. The combination of vocal harmonies, instrumentation, and variety of songs, provides an interesting and entertaining performance. They enjoy being together and performing those beautiful old songs.

To watch videos of a three of their songs at the performance

March 12th @ the Venus Rising Espresso House

Survey to help the BSBAF serve the community

•March 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Hello everyone, we are currently doing a research project that involves a community analysis for the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation (BSBAF). We are asking members of the community to take a short five minute survey. The survey responses will serve as data to enable the BSBAF to understand their place within the community of Butte. The BSBAF will be able to offer more events and activities that will be focused on the wants and needs of the community Butte.

If you decide to take the survey, it will take about five minutes to complete.Your participation will be appreciated.There are no personal questions on the survey, so your identity will be unknown. Survey answers will be stored on a database, which is housed on the Butte Silver Bow Art Foundation’s Web server. No identifying marks will be on the data. To take part in the survey,please visit and click on the survey button located in the top menu on the Web site. If you have any questions regarding this research or the survey questions, please email me at

the love of art

•March 25, 2009 • 1 Comment

A part of the mission of the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation (BSBAF)

incredible works of art from local schools

incredible works of art from local schools

 is to provide quality arts education and exhibition. Currently we have an amazing exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Butte (MoFAB) that will be on display through the end of April. The Annual Youth Art Exhibit features over 150 students works from the local Butte schools. You gotta see it to believe it. Fantastic works include ages 6-18 paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. The MoFAB is open Mondays – Fridays 10am – 4pm. I encourage you to take the time to see the talented youth from our community. Check out our website for other exhibits, education workshops and events. You can find the glenn bodish the executive director of the BSBAF on Facebook

Poetry Palooza 2009

•March 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

On Friday April 17th @ 6pm the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation will present the Spring edition of Poetry Palooza at the Venus Rising Espresso House 1 South Main Street in Butte, Montana. Poetry Palooza features Montana poets reading their recent works. The event runs until 9pm, poets are alotted 10 minutes. This event is very well attended. Some slots are still available. Call Shawn Crowe to schedule a slot 406.491.6608. The event is FREE to the public. You’ll be amazed at the quality of work from the region. Check out the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation’s website to hear past readings from Poetry Palooza.

silence is broken with words expressing emotions

silence is broken with words expressing emotions