Artist Jill Banks, 2018 Paint Great Falls 1st Place Winner, paints in “plein air” in the Village Centre.
See artists create original art for the 5th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls, Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 8. Artists will be painting the beautiful scenery outdoors Wednesday through Sunday in popular local locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park, Colvin Run Mill, The Farmer’s Market as well as private gardens, a historic farm, L’Auberge Chez Francois and more. The community can follow the artists and their painting locations online https://greatfallsart.org/participants/.
The community is invited to two weekend Open House Receptions to see the final paintings of Great Falls scenes. Pieces painted by Friday will be submitted for the Art Walk Friday and all submissions will be hung in the gallery for the Awards & Collectors reception. Art collectors are welcome to attend the Awards & Collectors Reception on Sunday. Paintings of Great Falls’ most well-known sights and lesser known hidden gems will be for sale to the public at both receptions.
Art Walk in the Village: First Fridays, Friday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Galleries and Studios open in the Village Centre. Start in any studio or gallery 756 or 766 Walker Road, or the Petite Gallery at 9901 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.
Award & Collectors Reception, Sunday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
View all the art submitted of Great Falls Landscapes in The Arts of Great Falls Gallery (756 Walker Road). All guests will vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
Free and open to the public.