LAURA BLAKER artist
Main Street Montana
The Montana small town is the untouched U.S.A., with bunting, flags, homemade pie and an ode to the Saturday Evening Post. A simpler time when neighbors talked to each other and held PTA bake sales. My paintings are a snapshot of Montana's Main Streets today -- each one captures the town's unique charm and sense of community.

Over the next three years, I will travel the state photographing its 200-plus main streets, then painting each one with my distinctive painting technique using acrylic paint and a pallet knife.