8th Annual Holiday Show
We are Delighted to Invite You to our Eighth Annual Holiday Gift Show
Wow! In our 9th year as the premier fine art gallery in Helena, we are excited to welcome you to the largest, most diverse and best holiday show we’ve hosted. Our staff and volunteers have been incredibly busy over the last month, preparing and organizing over 1000 artworks (actually, close to 1400 and counting …) submitted by 56 artists. Each winter, we think our Holiday Show is better than the last. And we’re always right! We cannot believe the artistry and creativity evident in the works submitted to this year’s show – every time we open a box of new pieces from one of our artists, we are amazed, delighted and happy that we will get to show them to our community!
This Year, Support Artists and Small Local Businesses and Skip the Gifts Sitting in a Container on a Cargo Ship!
We know — you’d love to put the latest smart phone or electronic device under someone’s Christmas tree. And there are lots of enticing cheap (aka cheaply made) toys for all ages on the internet and in box stores. But really. What about keeping the majority of your hard-earned money in your own community? Shopping at small locally owned businesses results in a better quality of life for everyone in our community because the money stays here!
And … the artwork (the gifts you guy at 1+1=1 Gallery) is already here. No waiting and worrying that your order of made-in-China items won’t make it in time because they’re sitting in a container just off the west coast. We actually have every item we are selling at the Holiday Show sitting in the gallery – and, every single item we are showing is truly unique, made by the hand of an artist with love and care. What could be better?
Opening Day: Saturday, November 20, 2021 10am to 5pm
Other Open House Saturdays: November 27, December 11, December 18 10am to 5pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6; Saturdays 10 to 5
Closed Sundays and Mondays, plus Christmas Day and New Years Day
1+1=1 Gallery 434 North Last Chance Gulch
Shop the 2021 Holiday Show Online: 1plus1is1.com/gallery/
The 1+1=1 Gallery 2021 Holiday Show Has So Much to Offer Gift-Givers and Art Collectors Alike
The 2021 Holiday Show runs from November 20 through Jan 7, with new art added to the online catalog and the gallery exhibit floor every week. A bonus this year is that we will have four extra-festive Open House Saturday events: November 20th, “Shop Small Saturday” on November 27th, December 11th and December 18th. During our Open House Saturdays, shoppers can enter a drawing for an art-giveaway and meet some of the artists whose work is in the show. We also offer free artful gift-wrapping every day, for in-store purchases.
On Opening Day, our first Open House November 20th, we will have the Queen City Fusion Dance, a contemporary belly dance company, performing outside the gallery at 11am (fingers crossed the weather cooperates!)
Everything in the 2021 Holiday Show is $400 or less
Scratching your head about what to give your loved ones this season? We have you covered! We love helping you find gifts for your sweetheart, kids, neighbors, outdoor sport enthusiasts, art collectors, artists, nature-lovers, gourmet cooks, fashionistas, students, parents, distant cousins, bosses ,employees or clients. Just tell us a little something about the giftee and we’ll come up with some ideas for you. It’s our super power!
Find one-of-a-kind artist-made jewelry, big and small oil paintings, ceramic cups and charcuterie boards. Handmade artsy ornaments, functional pottery, sculpture of varied mediums, encaustic paintings, woodcuts, turned wood bowls, flower vases, monoprints and fiber art are available in person and in our online store.
Everything in the 2021 Holiday Gift Show is $400 or less — a fabulous selection for gift giving and for adding to your own art collection.
We’ve designed the Holiday Show to offer very affordable gifts of art to our customers. But don’t forget our downstairs art-storage space where you can discover artworks that don’t fit the “under-$400” requirement. We’d love to show you some hidden treasures that would make incredible gifts for those special loved ones in your life (and you know — that includes you!)
Artists in the 2021 Holiday Show
Karen Abel, Beth Aimee, Tina Albro, Wendy Anderson, John Andrew, Connie Bergum, Lori Blaylock, Sandi Bransford, Larry Calkins, Tim Carney, Boyd Carson, Chip Clawson, Clare Clum, April Coppini, Joyce Coolidge, Caroline Davis, Brad DeFrees, Marcia Eidel, Claire Emery, Dawn Endean, Amanda Fulk, Guylaine Gelinas, Nancy Goughnour, Paul Guillemette, Ashley Hanna, Cindy Hanson, SarahJess Hurt, Erika James, Bruce Kitts, Judy Kline, Bonnie Lambert, Michele Landsaat, Robin Leenhouts, Andy Lunday, Sarah Magar, Susan Mattson, Carol Montgomery, Carla Potter, Andrew Rivera, Molly Rivera, Laurie Shaman, Gabe Shaughnessy, Maureen Shaughnessy, Trudy Skari, Debbie Smith, Becky Street, Jennifer Thompson, Cheri Thornton, Ellie Weber, Joan Wescott, Lauren Zalewski, Matt Zavalney, Daniel Zupon and others.