About Us

  Connect * Inspire * Preserve 

The Bigfork Art & Cultural Center (BACC) supports Bigfork’s community as a vibrant destination for art, culture and history.

 

Our History

Bigfork has always been an arts town. From its earliest days, Bigfork residents have been artists, artisans, craftsmen, art collectors and art enthusiasts. In 1977, a group of visionary citizens saw the need to build a community center focusing on the arts and ensuring a cultural legacy for Bigfork and the surrounding area. This forward-thinking group included Les and Ginny Averill, Sam Stephens, and Ruth & Joe Sliter, who purchased a gas station and converted it into Bigfork’s first art center!

BACC is still housed in the same spot and over the years we have undergone a number of transformations. One significant addition was the musical clock tower which graces the front of our building. The clock tower has become a local landmark and gathering point.  The clock tower was funded through private donations – supported by a campaign led by Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork, “CFBB” – a local, nonprofit organization responsible for the majority of our village’s infrastructure and improvements.

 

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Board President (2021-)

Nancy Kuhn

Nancy Kuhn

Secretary

Whitne Doneen

Whitne Doneen

Treasurer

Beverley Ferguson

Beverley Ferguson

KK Fonteyne

KK Fonteyne

Monique Kleinhans

Monique Kleinhans

Jeannette Rosenberger

Jeannette Rosenberger

Kyle Stetler

Kyle Stetler

Karen Sykes

Karen Sykes

Visit Us

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
11am - 5 pm

525 Electric Ave
Bigfork, MT 59911

Connect with BACC:

Phone: 406-837-6927 | Email: director@baccbigfork.org