This year marks the 25th Anniversary of that movie that made Montana famous worldwide, A River Runs Through It. This year is also the 2nd Annual celebration of In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival, a literary festival, that is hosted by Alpine Artisans. Alpine Artisans is a not-for-profit organization that supports rural education by bringing Arts, Culture, Musical, and Theatrical experiences to rural schools in the Seeley, Swan, and Blackfoot Valleys of Western Montana.
In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival takes place every other year and has been a huge success thanks to the Alpine Artisans, some of whom I happen to know personally. This organization and its members have a passion for providing arts, culture, music, and education to rural schools in the beautiful Seeley, Swan, and Blackfoot Valleys. These 3 Valleys are home to many multi-generation families whose properties were homesteaded by 3 or 4 generations prior. There are many relative newcomers to this pristine area in Western Montana, many whom are very accomplished and have experienced life, arts, and culture in the major metropolitan areas from which they have relocated to the beauty that is Montana.
The Footsteps Festival is a 3-day event packed with activities culminating in Missoula at The Wilma Theater with a showing of A River Runs Through It. Actor Tom Skerritt, who played Reverend Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It, Patrick Markey, Producer of the film, and Richard Friedenberg will all be there for the showing of this beloved film.
WineGuyMike will be leading a wine tasting Saturday evening, September 9th, at the historic Double Arrow Resort. This tasting will include a flight of 5 wines selected by Missoula wine expert, Wine Guy Mike, and hors d’oeuvres from the Double Arrow Lodge Executive Chef Clayton. Tickets are available for this outstanding event right here, Wine Tasting Tickets.
Don’t miss this one of a kind special weekend, In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean.
From my table to yours,