PAINT THE STATE 2023


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PAINT THE STATE WINNERS!

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ABOUT PAINT THE STATE

Paint the State is a program of the Montana Meth Project. The statewide public art contest leverages the creativity and passion of Montanans to communicate the risks of Methamphetamine use and inspire drug-free lives. Through the years, hundreds of monument-sized public works of art have been created in all corners of the state with the “Not Even Once” message.

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“Combating the Meth crisis has become more urgent as methamphetamine-related overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths increase. I encourage Montanans to join the Paint the State initiative by creating public works of art that stir and inspire all Montanans to live drug-free.”

— Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

Paint the State Stories

Local teen artist’s mural draws attention to dangers of drug use

Whitefish is now home to an octopus, a monster of the deep. In a bright new artwork by Eliya Olstad, a large, colorful octopus represents the overwhelming power methamphetamine can have over people who get caught in its grasp.

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Billings meth project painting offers hope and inspiration

A Billings recovery group, organized through the organization Support and Techniques for Empowering People (STEP), share their story of recovery and coming together to create their Paint the State entry inspiring a message of hope.

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Montana students issue #PaintTheState Challenge

Montana high school students attending the Paint the State 2023 launch in Helena kicked off the #PaintTheState Challenge, challenging friends from across the state to join them in participating in the statewide art contest. Join in the fun and issue your #PaintTheState Challenge to your social media friends! Tag @MontanaMethProject on Instagram and Facebook.

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Montana Governor and Attorney General help launch Paint the State at the Capitol

On January 30, 2023, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Austin Knudsen, and Montana high school students gathered to celebrate the launch of Paint the State 2023.

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