Plan Your Visit

Location:

96 South Grove Creek Road
Fishtail, MT 59028

Hours:

Tippet Rise Art Center is currently closed. For information about visiting in 2021, please subscribe to our digital newsletter.

In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy Tippet Rise & Friends at Home, our virtual concert series which delivers monthly video streams of some of the most exciting and beloved performances from past seasons at the art center. Tippet Rise & Friends at Home also features streams from peer cultural organizations and musicians with whom we have partnered.

FAQ

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Will the 2021 concert season take place in person at Tippet Rise?
Unfortunately, we will not gather to listen to music in person this summer. However, we are thrilled to offer Tippet Rise on Tour, a series of digital music festivals that will feature new concerts streaming in the spring and summer. We will also continue our popular Tippet Rise & Friends at Home series that shares previously recorded concerts at Tippet Rise performed by musicians from around the world. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive reminders to watch!

I was chosen in the 2020 drawing. 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. However, we will conduct a new drawing in 2022.

Will you offer sculpture tours this summer?
No van tours of the sculptures will be offered this summer.

Can I hike and bike at Tippet Rise this summer?
We are excited to welcome hikers and bikers this summer. More details about how to make reservations will be available via our website and our newsletter in the weeks to come.

How can I engage remotely with Tippet Rise?
We are pleased to announce Tippet Rise on Tour, which will present its first festival weekend of all new concert films from April 16 through 18. For more details, please visit our virtual events page or subscribe to our newsletter.

Tippet Rise & Friends at Home, our virtual concert series delivers monthly video streams of some of the most exciting and beloved performances from past seasons at the art center.

The Tippet Rise Music Downloads Library, launched in July 2020, offers high quality recordings of performances featuring pianists Jenny Chen, Peter Halstead, Adam Golka, Michael Brown, and Pedja Mužijević.

Our website features News and Stories offering insights on the art center, including details on the Artists, Spaces, and landscape of Tippet Rise, plus a See & Hear section with links to our past seasons’ program books, films, photography, and podcast. You can also visit Tippet Rise on Instagram @tippet.rise, Twitter @TippetRise and Facebook @TippetRise.

A new episode of the Tippet Rise Podcast is released on the first Friday of every month. The podcast shares music, poetry, and stories from the art center, as well as conversations with artists and other thinkers who are a part of the Tippet Rise family.

Our YouTube Channel features many videos from Tippet Rise, including interviews, art films, and performances recorded in the Olivier Music Barn and outdoors at the Domo, the acoustically rich sculptural structure created by Ensamble Studio.

Google Arts + Culture offers high-resolution images and videos from Tippet Rise. Lovers of art and architecture can explore Xylem, our new gathering pavilion designed by Francis Kéré, the Olivier Music Barn, and large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Ensamble Studio, Alexander Calder, Stephen Talasnik, Patrick Dougherty, and Mark di Suvero.

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 12,000 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.

Sculpture Tours
The sculptures at Tippet Rise can be explored by taking a guided tour by van, or without a guide by foot and by mountain bike.

Van tours need to be reserved in advance and take 2-2.5 hours. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure.

Hiking and mountain biking are encouraged, but attendance is limited. Please reserve your space. Bring your own mountain bike or come prepared to hike. If you plan to bike, helmets are required.The distance between sculptures varies from ½ mile to 3 miles and the terrain is hilly with long grades of up to 15%. 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

Eating at Tippet Rise
During the summer music and tour season, pastries, sandwiches, light snacks and beverages are available to purchase during regular opening hours. For concert ticket holders and sculpture tour guests, dinner is available for purchase before each evening performance. Water and a water bottle filling station are also available at the Visitor Center.

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 at Tippet Rise

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During the summer season, guests can purchase lunch and dinner, wine, craft beer, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages in Will’s Shed, the dining pavilion at Tippet Rise.

All fare at Tippet Rise will be prepared by PREROGATIvE Kitchen beginning this summer. Led by Gena Burghoff and chefs-owners Chris Lockhart and Danny Mowatt, PREROGATIvE Kitchen serves fresh, flavorful, creative food in their downtown Red Lodge, Montana eatery, where regionally produced ingredients feature prominently on the à la carte menu. From the start, the restaurant has garnered praise from customers and the press for its innovative, delicious dishes and its chic, welcoming ambience.

We are thrilled to welcome PREROGATIvE Kitchen to Tippet Rise and to share their warmth, hospitality and culinary talents with our community. When you’re in Red Lodge, be sure to stop by their flagship restaurant, at the former City Bakery!

Visit PREROGATIvE Kitchen online via their website, Instagram or Facebook. Read our News story about the partnership here.

Please note: you must be a pre-registered guest to enter, or dine at, the art center. Tippet Rise dining facilities are open to those people already on campus for a tour, concert, workshop or other event.

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/