The Artists’ Atelier in Great Falls hosted Celebrate Great Falls for
one of their regular coffees Thursday, Oct. 10. The Atelier, located on
Walker Road, is home to 16 members of Great Falls Studios who use
the space as a studio.
While several of the resident artists prepared for the upcoming
Great Falls Studios Tour, guests at the social mingled with them
and discussed everything from the government shutdown to the
possibilities of flooding over the past few rainy days.
The event also featured a donation by Celebrate Great Falls to the
Great Falls Foundation for the Arts, which operates the adjacent
art school. Old Brogue owner Mike Kearney presented GFFFTA
Executive Director Julie Casso with a donation for $1,000.
“We’re very appreciative of the arts in Great Falls, especially the
Atelier, the school and the foundation,” Kearney said. “Their work
brightens the walls of many places in this community.”
Casso said she was grateful for the donation.
“This donation means so much to the foundation, and I promise it will
go to benefit a lot of people,” she said.
This was the first coffee of the fall from Celebrate Great Falls. Erin
Lobato of Celebrate Great Falls said the organization partners with
various groups and businesses for the coffees, which are open to
anybody who lives or works in the Great Falls area.
The foundation has hosted previous gatherings at Riverbend Park,
The Old Brogue and Brix American Bistro.
Those interested in sponsoring a future coffee social can contact
Lobato at email@example.com.