tart began in 2007 as a boutique and contemporary art gallery in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, located just off Main Street in Bozeman, Montana. In the nine years it was in the Emerson, tart established a reputation for carrying a mix of accessible and diverse art and craft by local and regional artists. In March of 2016, owner Anna Visscher decided it was time for a change and closed the shop.
In November of 2016, tart was reborn and moved into the historic red barn next to Feed Cafe, at 1530 W. Main St. Under the guidance of new owner Serena Rundberg, the wonderful proprietress of Bozeman favorite restaurants Nova, Feed and Lot G, tart evolved to carry a different mix of tartists and products. After an exciting first year, and with a growing desire to focus all of her energy on her restaurants, Serena found the perfect new tart owner in current employee Robin Dabney Reed. Robin grew up outside Boston, but was drawn to the West and it’s wild lands soon after college. Much of her career has been working for non-profits with environmental or art missions, two areas close to Robin’s heart. With an extensive background in photography and art, and a love of all things handmade, Robin was delighted to take over where Serena left off.
And so the story of tart continues.
Robin became the new owner of tart in March 2018 and is continuing the tradition of curating a shop full of artful, unique and American made products.