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First Friday Art Walk in Great Falls

The First Friday Art Walks in Great Falls, Montana have been a great success. Even on a wintry Friday evening people flock to visit with local artists and see their work. The artwalks are free – artists open their studios and galleries on a Friday night and many serve refreshments to visitors. Several featured locations are […]

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It’s Almost Art Week in Great Falls

Let’s talk about Great Falls, Montana’s version of March madness which is otherwise known as Art Week. It all began with a celebration of Charlie Russell’s birthday which falls around the third weekend in March. An auction, art sale and birthday party were planned and it grew, and grew and grew! Festivities this year kick off Wednesday, March […]

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Brian Morger’s Art Gallery Opens

Downtown Great Falls has really seen a blossoming art scene the past couple of years with new studios and galleries opening. Brian Morger recently opened his studio and gallery at #6 7th Street North, just a few steps away from Central Avenue and across the street from the O’Haire Motor Inn. I stopped in last Friday evening during […]

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Great Falls Theater Production – Wow!

The University of Great Falls Performing Arts just wrapped their final performance of Chicago, The Musical. I was lucky to attend the performance this past Saturday evening. A couple of years ago I had been to a Broadway touring production of Chicago at the Great Falls Civic Center and it was amazing. The Civic Center is […]

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Fun Family Day

The C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls hosts an open house each November where kids and parents can enjoy making some fun seasonal decorations. It looked like Christmas this past Saturday and, at first glance, it looked like chaos! In the lower level of the museum, long banquet-style tables were covered with paper and […]

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Looking For Art?

I stopped in to the Basin Trading Post in Stanford, Montana the other day. It’s a great coffee and cinnamon roll stop (yes, I travel with my tummy in mind) and I was ready for some java and breakfast. While the gal at the deli/cafe in the trading post was getting my order ready I wandered through […]

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Gargoyles in Great Falls

Yes, it is hard to believe that there are gargoyles in Great Falls, Montana. And, they are working gargoyles! A quest for some exercise this evening took me past the Ursuline Centre on Central Avenue and 23rd Street. The stunning architecture of Great Falls’ Ursuline Centre features gargoyles near the top of the center tower. […]

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Spiffing Things Up

I was driving across town in Great Falls today and went through the First Avenue North underpass. The walls of the underpass have been painted in years past but they were sorely in need of a little spiffing up. The downtown Business Improvement District realized the need, offered a prize for the top design submitted, artists were […]

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