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Address: 85 Waterplant Rd, Miles City, MT 59301
Phone Number: 14062340635
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WaterWorks Art Museum is housed in the old water treatment facility. The...

WaterWorks Art Museum is housed in the old water treatment facility. The building itself is art and history. We are a contemporary and historical Art Museum. We change exhibits about every six weeks. Our permanent collection includes historical photographs of Evelyn Cameron and LA Huffman. We offer adult and children's classes year round and hold open studio on Tuesday evenings when anyone can use the workshop for your different mediums. We have a delightful gift shop that features local and state artists with various mediums.

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Sophisticated, small local gallery, with fascinating exhibits

As noted by another review, the center's name has changed to the "Water Works Art Museum". We were captivated by the unique setting inside a former water works holding tank. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Crestview, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As noted by another review, the center's name has changed to the "Water Works Art Museum". We were captivated by the unique setting inside a former water works holding tank. The building itself is fascinating, and is very well designed. The permanent collection has modern, realistic, and abstract works -- paintings and sculptures. The local historical photograph collections are very... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were so delighted with the exhibit of Montana Crafters. The exhibit was a testament to the skills of the artists. The director, Dixie was so knowledgeable and personable! She gave us a wonderful tour and explained so much of what they do at the Museum. A definite must see if you are in Miles City!

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The changing exhibits are great and the permanent collection is outstanding. The facility is unique also.

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Shelby, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A lot of very nice art by local artists including Native-Americans. There was art for sale and we did bring some home with us.

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Custer County Art & Heritage Center has undergone a name change to the Waterworks Art Museum. The current exhibit - By Design: Wax, Woods & Welds is exciting. Stop in Miles City - spend a few Air-Conditioned hours strolling at your leisure through this exhibit - or spend the night in Miles City and spend even longer admiring the... More 

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Seward, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Miles City residents are good at re-purposing their buildings. The Custer County Art Center found a very nice home in the old city water works building, not far from the Ranger Riders Museum. I was pleasantly surprised at the artwork by Montana and northwestern artists. There was a nice variety of painting and three dimensional creations. I especially enjoys... More 

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Hamilton Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an impressive small museum with something for everyone who has any interest in either western art, art created in the west, or early western photography. We were there for the Year of the Horse exhibit, an eclectic display of horse-related art from all over the northern Great Plains and northern Rockies. The curators selected a mix of styles... More 

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

OUTSTANDING changing exhibits - permanent exhibit of L. A. Huffman photos and prints. The changing exhibits are of various mediums ~ not your BORING art center/museum ~ truly something for EVERYONE!

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Always enjoyable to walk through. No charge but take donations. Built inside what use to be the city water storage concrete so way different experience for people.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

On a Sunday morning, we were the only ones there and they had partially closed one of the exhibit areas to change out an exhibit. However, the Hostess showed us a video about a pioneer woman who became a photographer. Her story was fascinating. Do go there if you pass through.

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