Get Painted! – at this year’s Holter Gala

Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record

Art lovers: Why appreciate art from a distance, when you can wrap it around you and actually wear it?

At this year’s Holter Gala & Auction, attendees are invited to wear white (or bring something white) and watch a local artist transform it into a vibrant canvas.

Dazzle your friends when you step out in the world as a 3-D painting.

Events kick off 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

Chris Riccardo, executive director of the Holter, chats during a previous Holter Gala at the Helena Civic Center.

Thom Bridge, for The Holter Museum

The idea is the brainchild of Holter Museum of Art Executive Director Chris Riccardo.

He did a Get Painted event when he was director of an art center in Florida, and it was a huge hit.

People liked it so much they did it every year, he said, and kept adding new art to their outfits.

So, Riccardo thought, “Why not Helena? It’s never been done here.”

Not only can you wear art, but folks can also buy some

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