Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published Oct. 12, 2023

Appraisal fair at the Holter on Saturday

The Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair, hosted by the Foundation for Montana History, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Holter Art Museum, 12 E. Lawrence St.

Appraisal tickets are $25 per item. There is a limit of two appraisal items per person (or four per couple). Tickets are available in time slots between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Spectators are free and encouraged to experience the Holter art galleries during the appraisal fair.

Please no firearms, chemicals or minerals. Typical items brought in for appraisal include paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs, Western and Native Americana, dolls, sports memorabilia and other interesting or possibly valuable objects.

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