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 installations 2023

Sam Clayton (UK) 

Mark Jacobs (UK) 

Kevin O'Dwyer (Ireland) 





Root Room
Kevin O'Dwyer

2017 Artist - in - Residence program

Jaakko Pernu, Casey Schachner

​and Patrick Dougherty

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.”

Root Room

Sam Clayton and Mark Jacobs

2018 Artist in Residence Cornelia Konrads

Tree Circus 2017

Patrick Dougherty

Sam Clayton, Kevin O'Dwyer, Mark Jacobs

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.