UPDATE: The stolen statue has been recovered.


Gallatin Art Crossing posted to its Facebook page at around 9:15 a.m. Thursday:

Sculpture was recovered! Thank you so much for sharing and the effort put in to finding it. :) We're very grateful.

Downtown Bozeman posted on its Facebook page that the statue was found "due to the amazing support of our Bozeman community!" and that it is currently in police custody but will be returning to its home at the Emerson Center soon.

The statue was found Wednesday night on the sidewalk on Olive Street near the Emerson, Bozeman police Sgt. Joe Swanson said.

“Somebody probably dropped it off after all the social media reports yesterday,” he said.

Other than some damage on the statue’s base where it looked like someone had rocked it back and forth, the statue wasn’t damaged, Swanson said.


A Gallatin Art Crossing sculpture was stolen from the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture.

The “Her Future Is So Bright,” sculpture that sits on the Emerson’s lawn along Olive Street was taken sometime in the last 24 hours.

The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is asking people to share the information and keep your eyes out.

Anyone with information about the missing sculpture is asked to call 406-579-1256.