For one week in March, each year, Great Falls Montana becomes the Western Art Capital of the World, bringing together over 700 artists at 13 shows and engaging all art lovers in a variety of events, to include quick finishes, live auctions, and educational symposiums. The weeklong event has been raved as the nation’s largest and finest auction of original western art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Showcasing the arts on all different levels, Western Art Week is a helm for all things western art; no matter what your price point. No other setting allows the audience to come face to face with some of the most respected and celebrated artists in Western art, allowing the viewer full emersion in the shows.
Join the All Art Adventure of Western Art Week. You will find artwork that captures alluring landscapes, rugged independence, tenacious adventures, and majestic wildlife. You will find original oil paintings, bronzes, photography, furniture, sculptures, jewelry, water colors, pencil sketches, scratchboards, pastels, and more.
As spring approaches, Great Falls, Montana is planning events that will highlight the amenities it offers. One of those events is the annual Great Falls Museum Consortium Sunday Sampler event. Taking advantage of our world-class museums (we have more museums per capita than any other city in Montana!), museums from around Great Falls (and beyond) will open their doors on April 10th, 2016 for a free Sunday Sampler event.
The museums include CM Russell Museum, the Children’s Museum of Montana, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Galerie Trinitas, The History Museum, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Montana Museum of Railroad History, Paris Gibson Square Museum, Malmstrom AFB Museum, and the Ursuline Centre.
Exciting news this week for Great Falls area travelers! United Airlines has just announced direct weekend flights to/from Chicago for summer 2016. This new summer route will be operating on Saturday and Sunday mornings between June 11 and August 14, 2016. And in case you like to travel in style, United Airlines will be using a 70-seat jet with a first class section.
Why is this a big deal? These new Chicago flights are an exciting development for a variety of reasons! Chicago O’Hare is the second largest connecting hub in the world with service to over 200 destinations in the US and abroad. These flights will open new route connections possibilities for Great Falls throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Additional flights to the East will help maintain price competitiveness to countless popular destinations.
So plan an adventure this summer! Visit www.united.com and book a flight before they’re gone! Remember, these new flights operate on Saturday and Sunday mornings only, so plan at least a week’s vacation. Go ahead, you deserve it!