Press Release 

Transformational Art: Contemporary art to transform abandoned warehouse in Bozeman’s northeast neighborhood

Tinworks Art will bring new life to the abandoned Tinworks warehouse with a 6-week contemporary art event that features a dynamic lineup of visual and performing artists from the Bozeman community and beyond

BOZEMAN, MT -- JUNE 14, 2019

Story Mill Art, a Bozeman-based 501c3 contemporary art nonprofit, is excited to present Tinworks Art in Summer 2019. Tinworks Art is bringing together artists from across the Bozeman community and beyond to create site-specific works of art that reimagine the possibilities and identities that an empty building contains. Through the efforts of these nationally-renowned visual and performing artists, the old Tinworks warehouse will be transformed into a dynamic space where visitors will experience art in new and unexpected ways.

Tinworks Art will feature four visual artists, two performing artists, and  a series of community-led conversations. Visual artists include: nationally-renowned Montana artists Deborah Butterfield and John Buck; accomplished visual and performance artist Adam Frelin; and, Bay Area artist Chris Fraser who draws his inspiration from historic image-making technologies. Performance artists include: two-time Grammy-winning choir, The Crossing, featuring local choral group, the Aoide Chamber Singers; and, native artist Bently Spang who draws inspiration from his experience as a contemporary Tsistsistas/Suhtaio. The Northeast Neighborhood Association of Bozeman will also be leading a series of conversations inspired by their PhotoVoicesNE project - a project that will curate photos from the community to give voice to the neighborhood and its character. To learn more about these inspirational artists and the installations they have planned for Tinworks Art, visit

Tinworks Art is located at 719 N. Ida Avenue in Bozeman, MT and will open to the public every Friday from 3PM - 6PM and every Saturday 10AM - 6PM from  Friday, July 12 through Saturday, August 17, 2019. Private group tours can be arranged at other times by contacting Admissions to the exhibition is free and all are welcome. For more information about the schedule of events for Tinworks Art, visit

This is made possible with support from the following sponsors: North Fork Builders, The Lark Hotel, and Story Street Studio.

About Story Mill Art

Story Mill Art, a Bozeman-based 501c3, seeks to realize contemporary art installations in non-traditional spaces, and in doing so create dynamic, engaging experiences that encourage visitors to challenge their assumptions and rethink what is possible. Story Mill Art is excited to share Tinworks Art with the Bozeman community in Summer 2019.

Contact Information

Eli Ridgway
Story Mill Art, Trustee

Kate Anderson
Story Mill Art, Project Consultant
(406) 404-6352


Tinworks Art, Bozeman, MT July 12 - August 17, 2019

Tinworks Art, Bozeman, MT
July 12 - August 17, 2019

Deborah Butterfield  Billings , 1996 found steel, welded 87 x 102 x 32 inches

Deborah Butterfield
Billings, 1996
found steel, welded
87 x 102 x 32 inches