Coty Dickson showcases her work at the Artists on the Green studio in Great Falls Village. Her work is often of landscapes done in oil paint.
Photo by Nikki Cheshire/The Connection
With three art studios now within walking distance of each other in Great Falls Village, it was only a matter of time before they started working together. The result of this collaboration, which was the idea of Judith St. Ledger-Roty and Gail Péan, is the Art Walk in the Village.
The event, which takes place on the first Friday of every month, will continue through December. “With three studios here, we hope we’ll get a good turnout,” said Gail Péan, a full-time member and founding member of Artists on the Green. “And it’s free. It’s unique what we have here. People can come and watch the artists at work.”
All the work displayed on the Art Walk is available for sale, and are competitively priced. “Our co-op allows for lower prices, so people can get American made gifts,” Péan said. She added that the artists work in many different mediums, including oil paints, acrylics, and even sculpture and jewelry making.
In addition to the participating studios, the event is also supported by The Old Brogue (who provides live music entertainment after 9 p.m.), Pio Pio Pollo, Great Falls Creamery and Wild Ginger Pan Asian restaurants, which line the space between the studios.
“We’re all working together,” said oil painter and full-time member at Artists on the Green Coty Dickson. “Great Falls is an artful community.”