While Whitefish, MT is known for its proximity to Glacier National Park and access to outdoor adventure activities, you will also find a charming downtown area with cultural and fine art venues such as the Sunti World Art Gallery. Shop, dine, and browse in the charming downtown area of Whitefish!
Visiting Sunti World Art Gallery
Housed in a building that dates back to 1905 and was formerly a Methodist Church, the history has been carefully preserved in this landmark building. Today, art lovers can enter its interior to browse an art collection that displays pieces by artists from across the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia. Admire pieces that have been created in a variety of styles, including oil, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal. From Native American depictions to Montana scenery to Khmer Cambodian wood carvings, the eclectic collection here is both regionally and globally relevant. Explore two floors of fine art and take time to stop in the gift shop and café that are onsite!
The owner of Sunti World Art Gallery, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul, is a Thailand native, who has received numerous awards for his works in North America. However, after moving to the Whitefish area, he discovered many similarities between his own culture and that of Native American culture. This led to his Legends of the Americas collection, which commemorates historical Native American heroes. In his own art, Sunti is most well-known for his sculptures that seem to come to life with their realism. His current project is to sculpt the most realistic and historically accurate sculpture of the Buddha. To do so, he is moving beyond the art world and is working closely with a team of experts in archaeology, anthropology, art history, and Buddhist studies.
After browsing, pause to reflect in the Sunti World Art Gallery’s café, where you can refuel with a pastry or light lunch. Add a cup of specialty coffee to your order, which is made from fair trade organic beans from the northern hilltribes of Thailand.
Planning Your Visit to Sunti World Art Gallery
Sunti World Art Gallery is located in Whitefish at 345 Spokane Avenue. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm. The gallery can be contacted at (406) 862-1084 with any questions you may have.
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