Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and UMW Hold Third Annual Treasure Hunt

Over 100 glass “Twisty Doo-Dad” objects made by the students in the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program, under the instruction of Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Ruth King, and Guest Instructor/Artist Elizabeth Walters, will be hidden in the shops of Bannack, Dillon, Lima, Dell, Grant, Jackson, Wisdom, Wise River, Dewey, and Glen. Visit these towns’ businesses for a chance to find your own one-of-a-kind glass art treasure from Memorial Day through Labor Day!

This year’s works of glass art resemble shapes from nature such as seashells, flowers, plants, and more. Each Twisty Doo-Dad features glass that was stretched and manipulated to create beautiful and unique objects d’art. 

According to Chamber Executive Director, Rebecca Jones, “These pieces are so authentic and lovely, you will want to take it home to let the sunshine through it! Participants can bring their prize into the Beaverhead Chamber office located at 10 W. Reeder St. in Dillon to show us your treasure and be entered into a drawing to win $100 Chamber Bucks! But the treasure is yours to keep!”

The rules of the Beaverhead Treasure Hunt are: 

  • The glass art pieces are hidden from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rain or shine.
  • Each participant is limited to taking home one treasure this summer, so everyone has a chance to join in the fun!
  • The term “hidden” is used loosely; some of the glass treasures have been cleverly hidden in plain sight in public areas, historical sites, and local businesses. Participants are asked to be respectful of these areas while searching.

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture thanks the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program for sponsoring the Treasure Hunt as well as to all the students for designing and producing these unique and beautiful works of art! 

For more information, please contact Rebecca Jones, Executive Director, Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture: 406-683-5511 or