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Great Falls Studio Tour

2010 Studios Tour at a Glance

<b>What it is:</b> Free, self-guided driving tour to meet 48 Great Falls artists at work in their home studios, group studios, and other venues. Many venues are located on scenic back roads of Great Falls.

<b>When:</b> Saturday and Sunday, October 16 & 17, 10:00 to 5:00. Rain or shine.

<b>Where:</b> Throughout Great Falls. Free maps available at all venues.

<b>Cost:</b> Free.

<b>Driving instructions:</b> See map keyed to the artists, page 18. A directory of all artists—with complete directions—starts on page 15. Directional signs and blue balloons will mark all venues.

<b>Special features:</b> Watch demonstrations by potters, sculptors, painters, quilters, jewelry makers, photographers and others. Drive to secluded barns and outbuildings and to extraordinary houses on scenic back roads.

<b>About the art:</b> Outstanding original pieces in many media, all “Made in Great Falls.” Art will be offered for sale. Many artists do not have credit card capability, so bring your checkbook.

<b>Prizes for visitors:</b> Win a $50 gift certificate toward purchase of art on the Tour. Forty certificates will be given away in a drawing. To register online, go to <a href="http://www.greatfallsstudios.com">www.GreatFallsStudios.com</a>.

<b>Benefit:</b> Ten percent of proceeds from art sales will be donated to the non-profit Great Falls Foundation for the Arts to support the Great Falls School of Art.

<b>Lunch:</b> Enjoy meals at many top-quality restaurants in Great Falls, including reduced-cost, prix fixe lunch at the Old Brogue Irish Pub (760 Walker Road), 11:00 to 3:00. Lunches at the Brogue for Tour visitors are $11.50 and include a nonalcoholic beverage and tip.

<b>Sponsor:</b> Great Falls Studios, a community-service group composed of 90 Great Falls artists. To see sample art and more background on artists, go to: <a href="http://www.greatfallsstudios.com">www.GreatFallsStudios.com</a>.