This year will be the 35th annual Whitefish Arts Festival. It is an event that has become a highlight for many over the 4th of July weekend and is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy. An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains and friendly folks strolling the streets during the 4th of July weekend.
Artists from across the country are represented in the Whitefish Arts Festival. Metal sculptures, paintings and photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and home decorations are just some of the featured fine arts. There is always a variety of Montana style art available. All of the art is handmade.
While shopping and viewing the various artists' booths, visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverages. This show features local food vendors as well as those who travel throughout the state of Montana. Customers have grown to love the fresh squeezed lemonade, hot donuts, oriental food, coffee, and much more.
The Whitefish Arts Festival is a great opportunity to enjoy entertainment as well. Different community groups perform throughout the afternoons. There are local musicians singing and playing and free face painting.
The festival is at Depot Park on the corner of Spokane Avenue and Railway Street in the scenic heart of downtown Whitefish. The park has a water fountain, numerous shade trees and is located next to the Amtrak train station, the O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center, the city library, and numerous downtown businesses and restaurants. There is no admission fee and visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy the variety of artistic creations, local entertainment, listening to music, and tasty foods.