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Hewitt, Dyott and Community Hall Buildings

From left to right: Hewitt and Dyott Buildings. The Community Hall is next door to the Dyott.>>

Studio and living spaces are located in two historic buildings in this former gold camp in the midst of the Rocky Mountains. Rents include heat and private phone.

The Hewitt Building once housed a bank and later the Masonic Hall. Next door is the Dyott Building, a former dry goods store housing two living spaces and the Refuge office. The Refuge has a large and a small backyard for outdoor work or gatherings. Next door is the small public park created jointly by the Refuge and the community. The Community Hall which adjoins the park is the site of Refuge fundraising events and is often available for use by artists for workshops or performances.

Hewitt Building

Hewitt kitchen upstairsThe Hewitt Upstairs (left) consists of a large, high-ceilinged one-bedroom apartment and an attached all-purpose 20' x 30' studio space with natural light through large north and west exposure windows. This space was once the Masonic Hall and has a raised dais at one end. The monthly rent is $550.

Hewitt kitchen upstairs

The Hewitt Downstairs (right) houses an apartment with a loft bedroom and a separate 20' x 30' all purpose studio with large northern windows (and the old bank vault!). The high-ceilinged living room could serve as studio space for some types of work. The rent is $550 for the apartment and studio or $365 for the apartment, $190 for the studio.
Hewitt Building Studios

Hewitt Building Studio Hewitt Studio
Dyott Building

Dyott Studio The Dyott #1 (right) is a one-bedroom space suitable for a writer, musician/ composer, watercolorist, etc. An artist using the Hewitt Downstairs studio could also use this living space. It has a small southeast porch and southern light in the living room/work area. Rent is $450 per month.

The Dyott #3, a studio-apartment, is suitable for a writer, fiber artist, musician, or other artists with small space requirements. It can also be used by a painter or potter using the downstairs Hewitt studio. Rent is $395 per month. (Not shown; photo coming soon.)

Residency Deposit

A $200 security/cleaning deposit is charged, payable 60 days prior to your residency. $180 is refundable if the premises are left in the condition in which they are found.

The Montana Artists Refuge is a non-smoking facility, except in designated areas. No pets.

Note: Rents are subject to change in 2001.

The Montana Artists Refuge does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

Montana Artists Refuge
P.O. Box 8
Basin, Montana 59631
(406) 225-3500

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