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Briefs for March 28, 2018

Online Art Auction to benefit Montana Native Nations 

News from Takes Horse Gallery

POLSON — After being hit hard by severe winter weather, Takes Horse Gallery announces “Winter Relief,” an online art auction benefiting Native communities. “This has been an especially brutal winter in Montana, and it has had devastating impact on our rural Native communities,” says Karee Takes Horse, gallery owner. “All proceeds from Winter Relief will be donated to food banks or animal food suppliers for the reservations that have declared a state of emergency.” The auction will be held online from March 23-30 on the gallery’s Facebook page.

Participating artists include: Carlin Bear Don’t Walk, David Dragonfly, Casey Figueroa, Frank Finley, John Gawne, Matt Holmes, DG House, Tabby Ivy, Allen Knows His Gun, John Pepion, Marcia Selsor, Ben Stringer, and Rachel Warner. 

In its third year, Takes Horse Gallery, located in Polson, is Native owned, with a curatorial focus on both Native art and the distinctive and varied art of the Northwest. 

“Montana is blessed with so many amazing artists willing to support this effort with full donation of their work,” said Takes Horse. See the Takes Horse Gallery Facebook page to view the available art, and for rules and bidding instructions. For additional information on Winter Relief, how to bid on the art, or questions about the available art, contact Karee Takes Horse at Takes Horse Gallery, by phone at 406-224-4943 or by email: Takes Horse Gallery is located at 49487 Highway 93 in Polson and their website is:, email: 


Polson’s Painted Rocks project aims to grow town exposure

POLSON — Polson’s Painted Rocks mission is to expose the Flathead Lake/Polson area by painting and hiding rocks throughout town and the surrounding areas. Polson School District, as well as other groups, have taken part in helping the Polson Chamber of Commerce paint all the rocks to be hidden. Once the rocks are painted and hidden, the public is welcome to search for and keep or re-hide the rocks in their choice of location. Each rock will include information on the Polson Chamber of Commerce as well as instructions. As rocks are found the public is asked to post a picture of the rock on the Facebook page and then relocate the rock. 

Our goal is to see how far our rocks travel as well as give the Polson area more exposure. There will be children’s groups, senior groups, church groups and locals involved in the painting process. We would like to involve as many groups as possible as well as offer little fun contests to make things more fun. Come paint, hide and locate rocks in Polson. 

If you would like to participate in or sponsor the Polson Painted Rock Project, please contact Angie Collins at or call 406-249-7789.

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