BigforkArt - Artisans, Bird in Hand, Buffalo Creek Trading Co.

Your distinctive Bigfork shopping experience!


This photo pinpoints the exact moment of conception for what is Bigforkart.net. The date was August 22, 2001.

It all began with a ride on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Spokane to Oakland. Open seating, along with Fate, threw us together, leading us each to change the trajectory of our lives. We sold our houses, gave up long-time careers, moved from both Idaho and California to Bigfork, Montana, and on October 1, 2001 we opened Artisans. We had a ball championing for our artists, and found such success, that it led us to develop Buffalo Creek Trading Co. in 2013, and most recently to open the doors to Bird in Hand in May of 2014. We've done other things along the way, but always come back to what we know best: Discovering some really cool stuff, and helping you to do the same. 

Why us?

We pride ourselves on uncovering amazing stuff, whether fine contemporary art as we showcase at Artisans, or graphics-driven Bigfork t-shirts you'll WANT to wear from Buffalo Creek Trading Co., or even wild and wacky garden art or elegant paper products from Bird in Hand. We strive to bring you a distinctive shopping experience both in store and online. Your happiness is our goal!