PLACES: Stumptown Art Studio

By Beacon Staff

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that come from our own imaginations. So if you’re still looking for a perfect item for that special someone, roll up your sleeves and give the gift of an original piece of art by getting creative at Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish.

Choose from a number of already prepared bisque ware, from bowls, plates and mugs to cookie jars, figurines and piggy banks. Glazes, paints and brushes are provided.

If the gift of glass is more what you’re looking for, create your own one-of-a-kind glass fusion piece. Invent something functional like plates or buttons, or fabricate stand-alone art pieces or pendants.

Walk-ins are welcome and all proceeds from the sales go toward the nonprofit’s art programs and workshops for children and adults.

For youngsters in the holiday spirit, Stumptown hosts “Santa’s Workshop” on Dec. 12-16. Each day focuses on a different project, including ornaments, beading and wireworks, stocking and wreaths.

For interested adults, check out the fused glass ornaments workshop on Dec. 7. Or, bring the whole family for a holiday show of student work on Dec. 9.

For more information visit www.stumptownartstudio.org.

How to get there: The Stumptown Art Studio is located at 145 Central Ave., downtown Whitefish. If going north on U.S. Highway 93 through downtown, turn right onto Central Avenue.