Community Arts Festival
Come join the Arts Fest team and help us make an impact in our local community. We need your help to make sure our event is successful and our mission is achieved.
Whether it’s helping set up the venue, assisting with the event activities, or distributing materials, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Be part of something special and help us make a difference. We look forward to having you join us!
Deadline for applications has closed for this years event.
We are so excited to welcome everyone who has joined us in this day of celebration of art and creativity. Thank you for being a part of our festival
Chalk Art FUN
Wretched Mess Arts Fest chalk art is an exciting art experience that is open to all ages and skill levels. Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, we invite you to join us and create your masterpiece with chalk. At the fest there will be free chalk available and also the option to purchase materials for those who would like to have extra supplies!
The Wretched Mess News
Milford ("Stanley") Poltroon
The Wretched Mess News is a distinctive parody of fishing magazines like no other. Its creator Milford (“Stanley”) Poltroon, aka David Bascom, blends his wacky humor, unique art style, and sensational take on the fishing lifestyle to bring a smile to your face. Many of David’s works include his sketches and found art that combines with a writing style that frontiers, according to Mr. Poltroon, “America’s last stronghold of honest yellow journalism”. His works were published from the early 1960’s to 1980’s in West Yellowstone, Montana.
At The Wretch Mess Arts Fest, we want to celebrate the legacy of the late David Bascom. His passion for art, humor, and the outdoors inspires us to celebrate the creative spirit that is alive in us all. His art is a source of joy and inspiration to many, and his memory lives on through this festival.