Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild

Sculpture in the Wild featured in 
Destination Art

Amy Dempsey takes us on a ‘grand tour’, of more than sixty amazing destinations with thousands of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries for both the intrepid art explorer and the armchair traveler.

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - O'Dwyer farewell interview

Sculpture in the Wild selected as one of the 

15 Best Places to Road Trip in the US in 2022

Montana is known as Big Sky Country, but some of the best sights are actually on the ground. The Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture Park is the perfect destination for an art lovers’ road trip. Located a little over an hour from both Missoula and Helena, the 26-acre sculpture park celebrates the rich heritage of the Blackfoot Valley with 14 large-scale installations and a rotating guest sculpture. Go ahead and bring Fido on this road trip—dogs are allowed on leash.

Artist in Residence Program 2023:

Sculpture installation September 4th to 23rd

Sam Clayton (UK) 

Mark Jacobs (UK) 

Kevin O'Dwyer (Ireland) 

Artist Talks:

September 12th 7pm : Kevin O'Dwyer

September 14th 7pm : Sam Clayton/Mark Jacobs

Art auction : Saturday September 16th

Schools education program: September 12th to 21st. 

Saturday Sessions at Sculpture in the Wild 2023

July 15th 4-6 pm

David and Dedrie Casey

July 22nd 4-6 pm

Sampaguita Flute Project

July 29th 4-6 pm

Rob Halliday and special guests

August 5th TBA

August 12th

​Art and Music in the Hooper Park 

​​August 19th  4-6 pm
Pollo Loco

August 26th  4-6 pm

Humanities Montana Series, Finding Montana

September 2nd 4-6 pm
Wilbur Rehman Quartet

Jenny Bevill

2017 Artist - in - Residence program

Jaakko Pernu, Casey Schachner

​and Patrick Dougherty

Kevin O'Dwyer

September 4th to 23rd

2016 Artist-in-Residence Program

Chris Drury and Tyler Nansen

Casey Schachner

2017 University of Montana Emerging Artist

2015 Artist-in-Residence Program

Noellynn Pepos, Mark Jacobs and

Sam Clayton 

Montana History Foundation celebrates Sculpture in the Wild

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Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild

Composer Philip Aaberg has been commissioned to write “music of place “in New York, Kansas, Wyoming, California, and Montana for orchestra, chorus, solo piano, dance troupe, and chamber ensemble. Fanfare magazine said of his first recorded release “High Plains”, “these bittersweet portraits are as evocative of place as the larger works of Dvorak and Sibelius….”. Keyboard Magazine said, “ Phil is the genuine article….an innovator in a stylistic neighborhood bordered by great American composers Aaron Copland and Charles Ives, and performers Bruce Hornsby and Keith Jarrett. It’s a uniguely American sound.” He has composed and recorded over 100 piano pieces. Basketball fans will know his score for the award-winning documentary “Class C: The Only Game in Town.”

Sam Clayton and Mark Jacobs

September 4th to 23rd

2018 Artist in Residence Cornelia Konrads

Tree Circus 2017

Patrick Dougherty

Jenny Bevill has spent more than 25 years working in public schools, museums, and other arts based non-profits in New York City and Montana, including a decade at the Guggenheim Museum from 2004-2014. Jenny served as the Educator and Outreach Specialist at the Missoula Art Museum from 2018-2021 and helped develop the award winning distance learning platform, Museum as Megaphone.

Jenny is passionate about creating access to experiences with contemporary art for everyone. Collaboration is her superpower. She is committed to helping build an equitable and sustainable future for Sculpture in the Wild through community partnerships with a range of stakeholders and ensuring that all who are impacted and enriched by the sculpture park have a voice in its growth. 

In her free time Jenny can be found playing open mic nights or listening to live music under the stars.


​​BVD article about New Executive Director

Sculpture in the Wild News

Montana Governors Conference on Tourism April 15-17, 2018

Kevin O'Dwyer - Artistic Director of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild - has been invited to present at the annual Montana Governors Conference on Tourism and Recreation . O'Dwyer's presentation will focus on the development of Lincoln, Montana as an Art Destination. Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with a program of visual and performing arts. The program has continued to attract world renowned artists and create a cultural tourism hub in a rural community. With over 20 years of experience in the development of arts programs in rural communities, O'Dwyer will share his thoughts on creating an arts destination that provides opportunities for culture, education and commerce.

Montana Memory: Re-Imagining the Delaney Sawmill TeePee Burner has received the prestigious Lewis and Clark Heritage Council Historic Preservation Award! Big thank you to all the Lincoln (and beyond) community members who worked on taking this vision and making it a reality. 

Montana History Foundation fund the printing and installation of archival images inside the Tee Pee Burner.

Kevin O'Dwyer and Sculpture in the Wild have received funding for the printing and installation of archival images for the interior of the Tee Pee Burner. The archival images will visually tell the story of the logging industry in the Blackfoot Valley. Many thanks for the support we have received for this installation.