Rod and Lisa Cline have long desired to operate a business that is truly Montana.

During one early fall morning, after walking through the building at 13 E Main St. in Cut Bank, that thought became a reality. Before they knew it, they had signed a lease on what would soon be Marketplace on Main, a new downtown mall space that is home to several local businesses.

Marketplace on Main hosts multiple events, including yoga and First Friday. It features a ballroom and other spaces that are available for hosting parties and other events.

A combination of uniqueness and authenticity makes Marketplace on Main a place for local artists and artisans to come together.

“We are not competitors with anyone else in town,” Rod Cline said. “We are bringing something new.”

The following are businesses currently located inside Marketplace on Main.

The Market

The Market is “purely Montana,” featuring locally sourced products from beloved Montana business owners.

The store offers candles, lotion and much more. It recently earned the distinction as a Made in Montana retail location.

Where’s the beef?

Happy Steer Ranch and Stick Leg Ranch are teaming up with Purely Montana to bring you the best locally sourced meat.

“We are excited to serve the Cut Bank community with our ranch-raised meat,” said Jennie Becket of Stick Leg Ranch.

The Market can now be your go-to spot for steaks, hamburgers, jerky and much more.

Also joining the Marketplace on Main is Anna’s Stash, the culmination of 73 years of collecting beautiful high-quality sewing and quilting supplies including fabric, thread, buttons, patterns, books, and more. Recoup Consignment will also advertise at The Market. Starting March 7, the store will have a soft opening from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 through Friday, March 10. A grand opening is scheduled for April 29.

The Gallery

The Gallery, hosted by resident artists Barbara Gerard-Mitchell and Betty Rudisill, is a place for local art and artists to come to life. Each one brings their unique version of art to the gallery.

Gerard-Mitchell is a Western representational artist who uses mostly oil paints, along with some acrylics and watercolors. After studying at the Institution of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., she traveled around California working under multiple master painters.

Rudisill has more than 60 years of experience as a landscape realism artist. She uses a mixture of oils, acrylics, and watercolors on canvas. She attended the University of Montana, and then went to study under Sandy Ingersoll, later opening her own gallery in Oregon.

The two resident artists will soon offer classes alongside their exhibits. Both are eager to share their knowledge and experience.

The Gallery opens on April 15 with an artists’ reception. It also will be the site for Audrey Hyvonen’s quilt art show on April 29.

A new shipping option

Northwest Distributors is now your go-to place for your local shipping needs. They offer UPS and FedEx shipping, so no more worries about how to return your online orders. Do you need packing materials? Don’t worry. Northwest Distributors has you covered. They offer everything from boxes to boxing tape and bubble wrap.

Along with shipping, Northwest Distributors has teamed up with Border Ranch and Western Wear to bring you a western boutique full of style. Shirts, hats, bags and more are available, all with a flair of western apparel.

Also, be on the lookout for photos and art from local artists.

For more information, check out the Marketplace on Main Facebook page or visit the mall at 13 E. Main St., where new signage outside is expected soon.

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