The History & Legacy of Western Art Week

By Brad Reynolds (Originally published in 2016) Mother of the Russell Auction If you don’t recognize Norma Ashby from the Russell Auction, perhaps you know her from television. For 26 years she [...]

The Out West Art Show

The Out West Art Show is returning to March and the Heritage Inn for Western Art Week in Great Falls, March 17-19. New this year: all artists will be featured on one floor to ensure you don’t [...]

Great Western Show

Fine art, functional art, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and décor—whatever that “missing touch” is in your life, you’ll find it here at the Great Western Show. “We want to fulfill the needs of [...]

From Our Cover: Andy Thomas

Charlie Russell and His Characters Charlie Russell was known to slip friends and acquaintances into his paintings. So, when Andy Thomas painted Charlie for the first time, it seemed only natural [...]

Representation in Art

with Kristen Juras, Lieutenant Governor of Montana For Montanans, Western Art Week is more than a boon to tourism; it is an opportunity to see ourselves reflected in the brushstrokes and bronze [...]

Welcome to the Western Art Capital!

with Shane Etzwiler, President of the Great Falls Area Chamber There’s never a bad time to visit Great Falls. Year-round there are opportunities for recreation, shopping, dining, and [...]

The Treasure State’s Allure

The Visionaries by Allen Jimmerson by Rik Goodell (with a grateful nod to Isaiah 32:18) When a man’s eyes often To the far horizon wander His given name don’t matter His pals just call him [...]

Mining in Montana

Hand-drilling miners, Parrot Mine, Butte, Montana The Richest Hill on Earth Just west of the Continental Divide at present-day Butte, the mile-high basin caught the attention of 1860s gold [...]