Tart: The Last Best Place for Artists

Tart: The Last Best Place for Artists

Alysha Findley
Nov 2, 2012
  • Location: Bozeman, Montana and Online
  • Specialty: Local Montana Art: Jewelry, Gifts, Clothes, Ceramics, Paintings
  • Price range: $$
  • Website: tartique.com

Tart owner Anna Visscher's love of art and well made things was kindled at a very young age by her father who would take her to galleries all throughout her childhood. Anna was born and raised in Montana, and after moving around the country in her adulthood, she ultimately was drawn back to her birthplace where in 2007 she opened a store in Bozeman to house 'pretty things handmade by Montana TARTists'.

Tart is located in the Emerson Center for the Arts in Bozeman, Montana where Anna's father went to school. The store began as a place for Anna to make and sell her jewelry and quickly grew into a large space where art and community merge into one. Tart is a place that celebrates Montana artists and strives to break the wall between artist and viewer.

While carrying exclusively Montana artists, Tart strives to offer a fresh, contemporary alternative to traditional Western art. Anna carefully curates a unique selection of jewelry, clothing, gifts, paintings, drawings and ceramics, with an eye for the unusual and the light-hearted. A vibrant contrast to stark white box galleries, Tart is warm, welcoming, and fun with original art that rotates regularly. The Tart gallery hosts a new exhibit monthly, with opening receptions on the second Friday of each month.

If in Bozeman go check out Tart's charming space, but if you don't happen to find yourself in the area you can still purchase all of the works online.

(Images: Jessie Moore Photography 2. Salty and Sweet 4.6.7. TART 9. Montana Panaromic)

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