Teen Art Project (TAP): Public Art In Arlee

April 19 - June 14 2024

Teachers: Cameron Decker

High school students in the Arlee area, collaborate to make public artworks in this free program!

During TAP, high school students will collaborate to make public artworks for Arlee. TAP is free for teen participants and art materials and pizza are provided in each session on Fridays from Apr. 19 through Jun. 14 at the Arlee CDC. On Jun. 20, the community is invited to celebrate the new Arlee artworks in an unveiling ceremony.

  • Free pizza & art materials
  • Meet @ Arlee CDC
  • April 19th through June 20th
  • Fridays 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Community Celebration on June 20th

For more info and to register stop by the CDC or email Cameron: camdecker1@gmail.com

TAP was originally developed by Missoula Art Museum and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Local professional artist Cameron Decker will lead TAP Arlee.

Cameron Decker is Diné, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, and a descendant of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. He is fascinated with printmaking, painting, drawing, digital art and public arts. Decker served at MAM as Educator and Outreach Coordinator and as a faculty member at Salish Kootenai College in the fine arts department (four years as department chair). He earned his M.A. in integrated arts in education (Creative Pulse program) at University of Montana. Decker has a painting in the exhibition Indigenous Identity: Here, Now & Always, curated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, at the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University. The painting is titled Place dream, tʔe t čen nspsuppsm, and is painted using natural pigments and drawing charcoal that he made. Decker is co-founder of Xʷlxʷilt with his partner Aspen Decker, an enrolled member of CSKT and fluent speaker of Salish language. They focus on ways to support Montana schools and institutions with authentic, appropriate, and engaging lessons about Indigenous values, contributions and innovations.

Image (above): Cameron Decker, CWD, 2024, natural pigments and charcoal, copyright the artist.

<p>Cameron Decker</p>

Cameron Decker


Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arlee Comunity Development Corporation for making this program possible.