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Great Falls to Celebrate Arts in October

Great Falls Studios celebrates 10th anniversary, hosts annual art tour.

Great Falls Studios (GFS) will celebrate a decade of art on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Great Falls Community Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. This is an opportunity to meet GFS artists, view some of their original work, enjoy hands-on activities and learn the stories of their studios. A 10th Anniversary book is scheduled to be released that day—a community occasion to celebrate creativity.

On Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 join GFS on a self-guided driving adventure to art studios tucked along the scenic roads of Great Falls, at the 10th Annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour: 60 member artists—painters, potters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, digital artists, a weaver, a printmaker, a wood carver, two quilters, a layered-paper artist, and other talented folk—will be opening the doors to their individual studios, the three group ateliers in town, and several shared venues created just for the event.

Artists will be demonstrating their crafts and techniques, engaging in inspiring conversation and some will offer visitors a chance to touch, dabble or scribble. All artists will be selling art “Made in Great Falls.”

Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc. is a sponsor of the event. See the craftsmanship of this award-winning home remodeler, at the house tour running concurrent with the art tour.

Throughout the weekend, the Great Falls Community Library will serve as “Studio Tour Headquarters.” Tour information will be available and a photography exhibit in the large conference room will feature the portraits of 16 GFS members and their studios featured in the 10th Anniversary book created to commemorate a decade of art in the village. Dean Souleles, co-editor/photographer of the book, will be on hand to answer questions.

Additional information, member artist bios and images of their work can be found at www.Great FallsStudios.com.

Great Falls Studios manages several exhibit venues in the community. The public is invited to Katie’s at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Road, Great Falls; Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa, 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls; and a new space featuring the work of local elementary school students at Starbucks at Great Falls Center, 9862 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.