What are the Performing Arts?

The performing arts are activities, such as drama, music, dance, acrobatics, mime, etc., that engage individuals and groups in using their voices, their bodies, musical instruments, and/or other tools in creative expression.  Performing arts generally take place for the benefit of an audience and may be delivered live or recorded for later viewing.

A main feature of the Sanders County Arts Council 's performing arts work is an annual  series of performances. Each series incorporates a wide variety of events that address different performance genres from many times and places, including musical storytelling, contemporary interpretations of traditional music, original composition, and much more. These performances offer our county-wide community a variety of experiences ranging from what is familiar and treasured to what is new and exciting.

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Tapestry is both a form of textile art in which designs are formed by weaving colored threads on canvas and it is a descriptor for an intricate or complex combination of things, often in sequence.

The Sanders County Arts Council chose “Tapestry” as the title of their Performing Arts Seasons to describe the rich diversity of the six performances in the series and to highlight that while each performance stands alone, their combined effect is greater than any single performance. 



Tickets are available in several ways:

Season Ticket Packets are available September 1 through October 5 at ticket outlets or online HERE  


Individual Adult Advance Tickets are $15 and are available online and at our ticket outlets two weeks prior to each performance.




In Plains:

First Security Bank

Garden Gift and Floral

In Thompson Falls:

D & D Liquor

First Security Bank

Student Tickets are $5 in all situations.

Individual Adult At-The-Door Tickets are $18.



Saturday, October 5, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
To Be Determined, February 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
String Quartet
Thursday, April 23, 2019

sundae and mr goessL

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Paradise Center

Paradise, MT

Sundae & Mr. Goessl - A vocal/instrumental duo who will bring back some of the best songs of our past - From Patsy Cline to Nate King Cole - in a performance that will make you smile.  Kate Voss's voice is like sunshine, and their exchange is witty and endearing.  Prepare for an evening of fun.

Dennis stroughmatt

L'ESpirit Creole

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Rex Theater

Thompson Falls, MT

Dennis Stroughmatt et l'esprit Creole - As the Missouri reaches from St. Louis to Helena, the traditional Creole music of river and backwoods come up our way.  With fingers strummin' and bows a flyin', they will take us on a journey of music and tales of "old America."  Try not to dance!

Gothard sisters trio

Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The Paradise Center

Paradise, MT

The Gothard Sisters - Blending Celtic, folk, and traditional styles, these three sisters will perform  with song, dance, and numerous instruments.  Their music is vivid, inspirational and captivating.  No better way by which to greet the holidays!  

The Spirit of montana

February 15, 2020 

The Poet's Night - After last year's well received evening of poetry, we are bringing it back.  Enjoy an evening rich with poetry, music provided by local artists, and of course, great food - just in case the first two weren't enough!

The Wardens

Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

The Rex Theater

Thompson Falls, MT

The Wardens - Yes, they are actually all wardens (Canadian Forest Rangers).  The trio will bring song and story from their experiences in the woods and on the trails.  About as home-grown as "western" can be - they don't just sing about the land, they're a part of it.


Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

The Paradise Center

Paradise, MT


Stringfever - Coming to us from London, this instrumental quartet will surely ROCK you!  Flying strings, with stunning skill and non-stop humor.  Of their pieces, "The History of Music in 5 Minutes" easily describes their versatility.  Due to the high energy of this performance, seat belts will be issued at the start of the show.  Hang on!!



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