Plan Your Visit

Location:

96 South Grove Creek Road
Fishtail, MT 59028

Hours:

Tippet Rise will open for self-guided hiking and biking tours of our 15 miles of trails on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning June 10, 2022. Advance registration is required for all visitors and will be available on the hiking and biking page beginning April 13, 2022.

On open days, hikers and bikers may arrive anytime after 9AM, and must return to the main campus by 4PM.

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To learn more about our 2022 season, please click here.

FAQ

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Will the 2022 concert season take place in person at Tippet Rise?

Yes. Our seventh concert season, from August 26 through September 25, will present more than fifteen performances by new and returning artists on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, including three world premieres of Tippet Rise commissions. Complete program details have been announced on the Tippet Rise website and through our e-newsletter in March 2022. Concert tickets, priced at $10 and free to those 21 and under, were available through a randomized drawing, which is now closed as of Monday, April 11 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time. If you do not yet subscribe to our e-newsletter, please sign-up! It is the easiest way to receive the latest ticketing information and other news from Tippet Rise. For answers to FAQs regarding ticketing, please visit: Ticket Drawing FAQs

I was selected as a winner in the 2020 drawing for concert tickets. Will I need to re-enter the 2022 drawing, or will I have first access to purchase tickets?

We understand how exciting it was to win the drawing in 2020, and we were so disappointed to have to cancel that season. However, we conducted a new drawing in 2022, which was the sole opprtunity to purchase concert tickets.

Will you offer sculpture tours during the 2022 season?

Yes. Van tours of the sculptures will be offered this summer. Please visit the Sculpture Van Tours page or e-mail info@tippetrise.org for more information.

Can I hike and bike at Tippet Rise during the 2022 season?

Yes. The art center will open for hiking and biking on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 10 through September 25. Reservations are required for hiking and biking, and for all visitors to the art center, and can be made here beginning mid-April 2022.

Will food and beverages be available for purchase during the 2022 season?

Beginning July 1, an assortment of sandwiches, wholesome grain bowls, picnic-style charcuterie plates, cookies, bars, chips, and cold drinks, prepared by Samurai Sue’s Everyday Foods, will be available for purchase from Will’s Shed, with the option to take your food out onto the trails, or in and around the Cottonwood Campus. Then, during the concert season from August 26 to September 25, lunch and dinner on Fridays, and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, will be available for purchase on site from our culinary partner PREROGATIvE Kitchen, which was recently named a semifinalist for best chef in our region by the James Beard Foundation. They will be offering locally sourced snacks, meals, and beverages. From cheese plates, to roast chicken, to the perfect glass of wine, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful meal surrounded by the beauty of Tippet Rise.

Does Tippet Rise have a Health & Safety policy for concerts?

Yes. The art center’s 2022 Concert Season Health & Safety policy can be found here.

Can I still access Tippet Rise programs from home?

Yes! While we hope to see you in person during the 2022 season, we have multiple ways to enjoy Tippet Rise from afar. Visit our past virtual events in the Events section of our website or check out the See and Hear section to experience our high-resolution Music Downloads Library, Film Library, podcast episodes, artist profiles, program books, and more. In addition, many excerpts of or full concerts from past seasons are available to stream anytime on YouTube page, along with special film projects, interviews, and more. Google Arts + Culture offers high-resolution images and videos from Tippet Rise. You can also connect with Tippet Rise on Instagram @tippet.rise, Twitter @TippetRise and Facebook @TippetRise.

Do you have an application for artists-in-residence?

There is no official application process for artist residencies, but Tippet Rise is happy to learn about new artists and their work. Feel free to email us at info@tippetrise.org

I am a sculptor/painter/musician. Can I submit my work/perform at Tippet Rise?

We welcome you to share your credentials and proposals at info@tippetrise.org for consideration at a later date.

Directions

From Billings Logan International Airport

Travel Time: Approximately 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

From the car lot at the Billings airport, turn left onto the immediate rotary.

At the rotary, follow N. 27th Street toward the City Center. Drive straight through Billings to Interstate 90. It’s a total of 3.4 miles from the airport rotary to the interstate.

Take I-90 west toward Butte.

After 30 minutes or so, take the MT 78/#408 exit into the town of Columbus. Highway 78 winds from the interstate through Columbus. You’ll come to a “T” in Columbus, go right.

Then, quickly make the first left onto S. Pratten Street and cross the railroad tracks. You are still on Highway 78.

Drive 12 minutes or so to Absarokee. Once you’ve entered Absarokee, please drive slowly (the speed limit is 25mph).

At the flashing light in downtown Absarokee, turn right onto West Grove Street, which will soon become Stillwater River Road.

Travel 6.1 miles. Just after the 6-mile marker, turn left onto Grove Creek Road. There will be a white house on your right at the turn.

Continue on Grove Creek Road. After 2 miles you will meet a four-way intersection, continue straight. The road becomes South Grove Creek Road. Disregard the “No Outlet” sign.

Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 South Grove Creek Road, Fishtail Montana 59028

From Bozeman

Travel Time: Approximately 2 Hours

Merge onto I-90 East.

Follow the interstate 98.4 miles to the MT 78/#408 exit.

Take the MT 78/#408 exit into the town of Columbus. Highway 78 winds from the interstate through Columbus. You’ll come to a “T” in Columbus, go right.

Then, quickly make the first left onto S. Pratten Street and cross the railroad tracks. You are still on Highway 78.

Drive 12 minutes or so to Absarokee. Once you’ve entered Absarokee, please drive slowly (the speed limit is 25mph).

At the flashing light in downtown Absarokee, turn right onto West Grove Street, which will soon become Stillwater River Road.

Travel 6.1 miles. Just after the 6-mile marker, turn left onto Grove Creek Road. There will be a white house on your right at the turn.

Continue on Grove Creek Road. After 2 miles you will meet a four-way intersection, continue straight. The road becomes South Grove Creek Road. Disregard the “No Outlet” sign.

Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 South Grove Creek Road, Fishtail Montana 59028

From Red Lodge

Travel Time: Approximately 50 minutes

Turn left onto MT-78 North.

Travel 27.8 miles and turn left onto Nye Road/Slim’s Lane at the Rockin’ J Gas Station.

After roughly 3 miles, you will enter the town of Fishtail.

Continue to follow Nye Road through town.

You will see the Post Office on your left.

After the post office, travel .4 miles and turn right onto Grove Creek Road (this quickly becomes a gravel road).

Stay on Grove Creek Road for 4.8 miles. At the intersection with Lower Grove Creek Road continue left at this Y intersection to stay on Grove Creek Road.

Continue on Grove Creek Road for 1.2 miles until you reach a four-way intersection.

Turn left onto South Grove Creek Road.

Continue on South Grove Creek Road for .9 miles to arrive at the Tippet Rise Art Center’s front gate.

Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 South Grove Creek Road, Fishtail Montana 59028

From Absarokee

Travel Time: Approximately 20 minutes

From Highway 78/ South Woodward Ave head south into Absarokee.
At the flashing light in downtown Absarokee, turn right onto West Grove Street, which will soon become Stillwater River Road.

Travel 6.1 miles. Just after the 6-mile marker, turn left onto Grove Creek Road. There will be a white house on your right at the turn.

Continue on Grove Creek Road.

After 2 miles you will meet a four-way intersection, continue straight. The road becomes South Grove Creek Road. Disregard the “No Outlet” sign.

Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 South Grove Creek Road, Fishtail Montana 59028

From the Fishtail General Store

Travel Time: Approximately 15 minutes

From the Fishtail General store on Nye Road, head west toward the Post Office.

After the post office, travel .4 miles and turn right onto Grove Creek Road (this quickly becomes a gravel road).

After approximately 0.5miles, turn right onto Grove Creek Road (this quickly becomes a gravel road).

Stay on Grove Creek Road for 4.8 miles. At the intersection with Lower Grove Creek Road continue left at this Y intersection to stay on Grove Creek Road.

Continue on Grove Creek Road for 1.2 miles until you reach a four-way intersection.

Turn left onto South Grove Creek Road.

Continue on South Grove Creek Road for .9 miles to arrive at the Tippet Rise Art Center’s front gate.

Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 South Grove Creek Road, Fishtail Montana 59028

Explore Tippet Rise

Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, off of Highway 78, south of Interstate 90 between Billings and Bozeman and a few hours north of Yellowstone National Park. Tippet Rise is an art center and working ranch where large scale sculptures are distributed across 12,500 vast and hilly acres and share pastures with cows and sheep. Classical music concerts are held in the Olivier Music Barn and at various outdoor venues.

Hiking and Biking

Tippet Rise will open for hiking and biking on June 11, 2022. Registration will open on April 13, 2022. Hiking and bicycling at the art center are free of charge, but require advance registration.

Bring your own mountain bike or your hiking shoes and tour the sculptures and the land on your own. Roughly 15 miles of trails and 13 miles of gravel road connect the sculptures at Tippet Rise. Distances between each sculpture vary from .5 mile to 3 miles on hilly terrain with very steep grades. Helmets are required for biking at Tippet Rise. Plan to spend at least a half day.

Packing for Your Visit
Tippet Rise is in a remote, yet beautiful landscape and the weather can change quickly from hot and sunny to cold and rainy, even snowy—even in the summertime. Please come prepared for the outdoors. Here’s a packing list to help you enjoy Tippet Rise to the fullest:

• Water & refillable water bottle
• A helmet if you plan to bike (required)
• Sturdy shoes for walking outside on the land
• Sun protection
• Hat
• Raincoat
• A small bag or backpack to carry your belongings
• Binoculars, if you wish, to view nature, wildlife and landscape

A Working Ranch, A Fragile, Beautiful Environment
* Tippet Rise is a working ranch. A friendly reminder: please do not approach, pet or feed any animals.
* Pets are not permitted at Tippet Rise.
* Please adhere to all marked signs and stay on marked roads and trails.
* Tippet Rise is entirely non-smoking.

Thank you for visiting Tippet Rise!

Food at the Art Center: PREROGATIvE Kitchen and Samurai Sue's Everyday Foods at Tippet Rise

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Guests are welcome to bring their own provisions to enjoy while out on the trails, or in and around the art center’s Cottonwood Campus.

Beginning July 1, an assortment of sandwiches, wholesome grain bowls, picnic-style charcuterie plates, cookies, bars, chips, and cold drinks, prepared by Samurai Sue’s Everyday Foods, will be available for purchase from Will’s Shed.

Then, during the concert season from August 26 to September 25, lunch and dinner on Fridays, and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, will be available for purchase from our culinary partner PREROGATIvE Kitchen, which was recently named a semifinalist for best chef in our region by the James Beard Foundation. They will be offering locally sourced snacks, meals, and beverages. From cheese plates, to roast chicken, to the perfect glass of wine, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful meal surrounded by the beauty of Tippet Rise. (Please note, from June 10 – 30, we kindly ask that you bring your own provisions.)

Ticket Drawing FAQ

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When do tickets for the 2022 concert season go on sale?
Tickets for the season’s performances are available through a randomized drawing, for which registration is required. The registration period is now closed. Entrants have been notified by e-mail and the purchase period opens for those whose names were selected in the drawing on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time.

Are concert tickets only available through a drawing?
Yes, concert tickets will be sold only to drawing winners.
If tickets become available through cancellations, after the drawing has concluded, they will be placed for sale on the Events page the week of the ticketed concert, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you do not win the chance to purchase concert tickets, you can still visit Tippet Rise by signing up to hike or bike here. Advanced registration is required and will open on Wednesday, April 13. Additional events may be added through the summer and fall, for which tickets will be sold on the Tippet Rise website, here.

How do I register for the drawing?
Teh ticekt drawing is now closed. The drawing opened for registration on Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time and closed on Monday, April 11 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

How does the drawing work?
Every registrant will be entered into a digital drawing in which the winners will be selected at random. The drawing took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Winners were notified via e-mail on that day. Those who did not win were also notified, by e-mail, at that time.

Winners may purchase up to four tickets during the ticket purchasing period, which begins on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time and concludes on Sunday, April 17 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

How many times can I register for the drawing?
Registration is limited to one entry per person. Anyone with a valid e-mail address is qualified to enter. Duplicate registrations will be discarded, including second entries made with disposable email accounts. A disposable email address is an alternative email address which serves as an alias for your true email account and forwards all mail it receives to your true account.

Is there a limit to the number of people from one household who can register for the drawing?
No. Registration is open to anyone with a valid email address. Registration is simply limited to one entry per person.

How much time do I have to register?
Registration for the drawing is closed. The drawing opened on Tuesday, March 22 at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Time and closed on Monday, April 11 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

When is the drawing and notification?
Winner and non-winner notifications were sent via e-mail on Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Time.

If I am selected through the drawing, when do I order tickets?
Winners may purchase up to four (4) tickets to one performance or divide them among multiple performances. Purchases must be made between Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time and Sunday, April 17 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time. Please note that tickets are available to drawing winners on a first-come, first-served basis and some concerts may sell out faster than others.
We highly recommend that you review the list of 2022 performances before the purchasing window opens on April 13 and identify several concerts that you would like to see, as some concerts may sell out faster than others. The full schedule can be found here.

How long are the concerts?
Each scheduled concert as part of the 2022 season is approximately 60 minutes, without an intermission.

What happens if I don’t use my entire four-ticket allocation?
Winners are not obligated to purchase all four of their allotted tickets. If any tickets remain after the initial drawing and purchasing period concludes on Sunday, April 17, they will be offered via a second drawing, which will take place on Monday, April 18. Winners of a second drawing will be notified that day.

What happens if I forgot to buy tickets during the purchase window?
Unfortunately, if you forget to buy tickets during the purchase window, you will have forfeited the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2022 season. We will send two reminders during the purchase window, one just before it opens and one just before it closes. Hopefully, these will prompt everyone to purchase their tickets.

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $10 for adults, and free to those who are 21 or under. (While tickets for those 21 and under are free, they still count as part of the four-ticket-per-person limit and must be reserved in advance).

If tickets for children are free, why do they count towards my four-ticket allocation?
Although tickets are free to young people, everyone—including young people—must have a ticket to attend a performance at Tippet Rise because our concerts take place in small spaces with very limited seating.

Tippet Rise hopes to entice young people to give classical music a try…and then to become terrifically passionate about it. To that end, tickets for performances at the art center are free to those 21 and younger.

Should I identify in advance the concerts that I want to attend?
Yes. Although winners are guaranteed the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets, there is no guarantee that the specific performance(s) of their choice will not sell out before they are able to secure tickets.
Tippet Rise encourages guests to review the list of 2022 performances before the purchasing window opens on Wednesday, April 13, and identify several concerts that they would like to see. The full schedule can be found here.

What if my name is not drawn?
You will receive an email notification if your name is not drawn. Should tickets remain after the purchase period ends on Sunday, April 17, and you are already registered, you will be automatically entered into a second drawing which will take place on Monday, April 18, and winners will be notified that day.

How do I claim my tickets?
Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card. Use the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Tickets are not mailed to purchasers. Your tickets (in your name) will be available at the Tippet Rise entry gate on the day of your concert.

What if I don’t have a credit card?
Please email info@tippetrise.org and a representative from our box office will call you to arrange your ticket purchase.

Are my tickets transferable?
Yes, you may give your tickets to someone else, but the tickets will still be at the entry gate under your name, or the name of the person to whom they were originally issued.

Are my tickets refundable?
Yes, tickets are refundable by contacting info@tippetrise.org. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance are not refundable.

Will tickets be available through cancellations?
If tickets become available through cancellations, after the drawing has concluded, they will be placed for sale on the Events page the week of the ticketed concert and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where do I go on the Tippet Rise website to look for cancelled tickets?
If tickets become available through cancellations, you can check back here: www.tippetrise.org/events during the week of the ticketed concert.

Do I need to use the ticket drawing system to schedule a visit to hike or bike at the Art Center?
No. Self-guided hiking and biking visits at Tippet Rise are free, though reservations for all hikers and cyclists are required. Beginning April 13, hiking and biking visits can be reserved here: https://tippetrise.org/hiking-and-biking.

Lodging & Local Amenities

Tippet Rise is located at the end of a winding gravel road in a bucolic, rural setting. Lodging in this region ranges from guest ranches and private homes within a half hour’s drive from the art center to hotels in the bustling downtowns of Billings and Bozeman, approximately one to two hours away. Amenities, likewise, vary, from the Fishtail General Store, just a 15-minute drive from Tippet Rise, to restaurants, bars, and grocery and gourmet food stores in the bigger towns and cities relatively nearby. Please link to the following pages for insights on accommodations, eateries, and other resources for your visit to Tippet Rise and beyond.

Community Guides
Absarokee, Montana (9 miles from Tippet Rise)
http://absarokeearea.com/

Billings, Montana (65 miles from Tippet Rise)
http://www.visitbillings.com/

Bozeman, Montana (124 miles from Tippet Rise)
http://www.bozemancvb.com/

Columbus, Montana (22 miles from Tippet Rise)
http://www.stillwatercountychamber.com/

Red Lodge, Montana (42 miles from Tippet Rise)
http://www.redlodge.com/

Regional and Statewide Guides
Montana Office of Tourism
http://www.visitmt.com/

Southest Montana
http://www.southeastmontana.com/

Yellowstone Country, Montana
http://visityellowstonecountry.com/