The artists of Great Falls Studios will be giving away $1000 in gift certificates, each worth $50, to be used toward the purchase of art during the group’s 2014 Studio Tour.
Now in its eleventh year, the Tour will take place this year on three days, Oct. 17-19 in Great Falls. During the Tour, fifty local artists will be demonstrating their work and selling original art “Made in Great Falls.” The work includes some of the finest art produced in the Metro area. Our artists have been juried into major national shows, exhibited at leading art centers, and won grants and awards.
Visitors can sign up to win one of the gift certificates, known as Art Bucks, at the Great Falls Community Library on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Twenty winners will be picked randomly on Saturday afternoon and informed by phone that evening. Winners may pick up their Art Bucks in the large conference room at the library on Sunday. The certificates will be good on Sunday, and for five days after the Tour ends, Oct. 20 - 24, 2014. One winner per family (multiple registrations are not accepted). Members of Great Falls Studio and their families are not eligible to win.
The library is one of the venues on the free, self-guided driving tour, featuring works of art from participating artists. The tour is a unique family-friendly way to meet artists in their creative habitats, talk to them about their process and inspiration, and see them work. Visit the Great Falls Studios website at www.GreatFallsStudios.com for a preview. You’ll be able to see representative images of the artists’ works, read about what you’ll see on the Tour, and print out a map and directions to plan your visit.
While you’re on the website, browse member artist pages and take a look at the Virtual Gallery, an online exhibit that changes monthly. In October, artists participating in the Studio Tour will be featured in the Virtual Gallery.
The tour is sponsored again this year by Sun Design Remodeling, an award winning home redesign company. Sun Design will have a recently remodeled open house on the tour, with its creative staff on hand to discuss new projects visitors may have in mind. Both organizations benefit from this association, building on the creative energies of their artists and designers to provide an important service to the community.