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Great Falls Becomes Western Art Capital

It happens every year about the third week in March. Hotel lobbies and sleeping rooms transform into art galleries, events all over town are drawing crowds of art lovers and you can feel a quicker pulse as you move about Great Falls. The event – Western Art Week. It all began many years ago as […]

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Weaver Quarter Horse Production Sale

When a friend gave me a personal invitation and a catalog about the Weaver Quarter Horse 19th Annual Production Sale I decided I should put it on my schedule. The event was held this past Saturday in the Livestock Building at Montana Expo Park in Great Falls. When I arrived I decided to wander around […]

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Learning About the Solar System

The Central Montana Astronomy Society pulled out all of the stops (well, all of their scopes) Friday evening to view the sun and later the stars. They always set up in the parking lot of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center east of Great Falls. It’s far enough away from the lights of Great Falls to […]

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What I Learned At The Horse Races

I don’t want to disappont anyone with my still-limited knowledge of horse racing. But, I managed to learn a little this weekend at the races sponsored by the Great Falls Turf Club. Probably the most important thing is, it’s all a game of chance, no matter how much you weigh the odds! Horse racing had been […]

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4th Annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival A Success

Meagher County, specifically the Jackson Ranch a couple of miles from White Sulphur Springs, was THE place for great music, friends to gather and good times to be had this past weekend. For the past four years Red Ants Pants clothing company (workwear for women) has organized this amazing music festival. It is best described as a […]

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It’s Called Art In Action

The Russell Museum’s Art In Action event is, in my opinion, one of the most fun events during Great Falls’ western art week. That could be because it is casual or it could be the chance to interact with the artists. This year there were 22 artists participating in Art In Action held at the […]

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Record Breaking Russell Art Auction

This past weekend saw a record-breaking bid for the Russell Museum’s annual event titled The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C. M. Russell Museum. Long title, outstanding event! This multi-day event was the catalyst for what has become Western Art Week in Great Falls, Montana. You could literally devote four days and […]

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Western Art Week was My First Stop

This weekend I was at the Great Western Living and Design show in Great Falls and I stopped to visit with Tom Marinkovich at his booth there. Tom teaches art for Box Elder schools located on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and is a talented artist in several different mediums. In addition to having his […]

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