We produce bold, engaging public art.
Mountain Time Arts produces inventive public art projects that enliven our relationships to the history, culture and environment of the Rocky Mountain West.
We cultivate relationships between artists, scholars and community members to conduct research and produce artworks about critical issues in Southwestern Montana. MTA is committed to social and environmental justice. We understand collaborative and inclusive inquiry as a means to generate new knowledge and work toward solutions for all. MTA participants share perspectives and build a culture of engagement and transformation, leading us to a resilient community.
Art and our environment are core and integrated with the other dimensions of health, resilience, and vitality that people seek.
WaterWorks projects have engaged internationally-known artists along with hundreds of local participants including ranchers, environmentalists, biologists, engineers, ethnobotanists, Native American scholars and local politicians to further understand our region’s complex water systems and, more importantly, each other. These art projects have fostered dialogue, opened critical conversations and have served as speculative spaces for new ways to inhabit our community. We believe that art can help people understand and care about the science and culture of climate change.
“(The events) were so memorable. They filled all my senses, my mind, my soul and heart. Well done!” — WaterWorks 2017 Attendee