Arts and Culture is Becoming More Robust In Red Lodge


Music to Our Ears

On January 5th, 60 people enjoyed a concert featuring Baroque Music Montana under the direction of Carrie
Krause at the home of Mitzi and Jim Vorachek, with refreshments provided by Babcock and Miles and Honey’s.
Everyone enjoyed the amazing music and the opportunity to talk with the musicians about their instruments and
the music they play. Coming up on February is another house concert with the world renowned Muir String
Quartet. On March 18th, Leonard Garrison will present a special program of flute music at the Red Lodge
Community Church. For information and reservations call 406 425-8922.


What’s New at Old Roosevelt

The Old Roosevelt steering committee met on January 16th and approved the 2018 business plan, a capital
campaign of $980K in 2018, the city zoning approval for the parking plan, and discussed moving forward with the
occupancy review by completing the required building permit. Announcements included a successful grant award
of $25K for staffing, a combined grant application with the Arts Guild to provide a professional development series
for artists and the Foundation to provide spaces for the classes to occur, and a subcommittee that will create the
final version of the Proclamation of Old Roosevelt’s role in the community.



Check out these volunteer opportunities:

Information gathering folks who will compile lists of professional associations across the state that we can send prepared materials to engage them in the
consideration of making Red Lodge their next meeting site.
Handy folks that will help us to dismantle the first floor lockers and repair the walls to allow more room for tables in the hallways. Painting of other walls/
On Call folks who will help us to set up and take down tables and chairs for a variety of events, willing to be on call with short notice.
Marketing folks who will help us to design the materials to send to the associations.
Poster folks who will hang event posters around town.
Policy folks who love to write policy, procedures, and evaluate risk management.
Food folks who will engage caterers to consider adding their name to the Chamber list to be considered for meal needs for the events that will take place.
Video folks that will help us to create some quick videos that illustrate the future possibilities of creating this kind of community center.
Creative folks to create a campaign to engage artists to create illustrations of sculptures that they would create for indoor and outdoor spaces along with the
cost so that we can fundraise to obtain them.


Combining Art and Our Outdoor Spaces 

As of February 7th, the Old Roosevelt Project received a 1:1 match grant for $10,000. This matching grant will
support Revitalize Old Roosevelt Public Spaces by reinventing the built environment with local artists who capture
the creative spirit and vibrancy of our unique, rural mountain community. Revitalizing the outdoor space connects
10,000 county residents with the rugged backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains in Carbon County Montana.
Cultivating a diversity of artists and arts practices at the prominent southern entrance of Red Lodge, the county
seat, will present a communal image of rural heritage, sustainable environment and enduring cultural
identity through murals, sculptures, interactive displays and features for residents and the 360,000 tourists that
visit throughout the year. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu, has approved more than $25
million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Challenge America
category features NEA support for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—
those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Now we take on the challenge of meeting the $10,000 match to receive this grant. If you are interested in
supporting this initiative, please stop by or go online to make a donation.