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Second Annual Hygge Open House Week

Hygge Open House

We had such a great time last winter hosting a week-long open house based on the concept of Hygge, we decided to make it an annual festive event at 1+1=1 Gallery. We hope Downtown Helena takes up the Hygge idea next winter, for the February First Friday event.  Let’s do it up right next month, when everybody in Helena is lookin for something to cheer them up, some great way to hang out with friends, enjoy good drinks, food, comraderie and art.

We kick off the week with our first art exhibit of the year, the All Artist Winter Review.

Read more about the first 2016 exhibit here

Here’s the schedule for our Hygge Open House activities, food and music:

  • Come in anyday between 11 and 6 to say hi, get free hugs/smiles, enjoy great art and yummy snacks!
  • Lunch hour Art Demos
  • End of the Day Live Music


SAT Feb 6 — noon to 3pm Kids&Parents Free drop-in Valentine-Making. Spend 20 minutes or an hour
2 to 4pm Live Music: acoustic country with Cowboy Bob and Gypsy Stardust
Goodies: Homemade cookies and Hot Chocolate

SUNDAY – closed

MON Feb 8 — noon to 1:30 Art Demo: mixed media painting with Maureen Shaughnessy
4:30 to 6pm Live Music: tenor recorder with Daniel Reeves
Goodies: Homemade Apple Crisp and Hot Cranberry Glögg

TUES Feb 9 — noon to 1:30 Art Demo: traditional beadwork with Quincy Bjornberg
4:30 to 6pm Live Music: acoustic guitar and fiddle with Andrea Cross Guns & friend
Goodies: Homemade Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and Hot Spiced Cider

WED Feb 10 — noon to 1:30 Art Demo: sgraffito on clay with Patty Ceglio
4:30 to 6pm Live Music: jazz sax with Wilbur Rehmann
Goodies: Homemade Cookies and Dirty-Chai

THURS Feb 11 — noon to 1:30 Art Demo: origami coolness with Chris Cassidy
4:30 to 6pm Live Music: piano with Claire Miller
Goodies: Homemade Fruit Bars and Hot Nog