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 every Western home,” says fine artist Charles Fulcher, President of the Great Western Show. “If a person wants to hang Western fine art on their walls, they’re probably the kind of person who would appreciate Western style in furniture and fashion as well. Why not complete the motif?”

Since the show’s foundation in 2012, it has been Fulcher’s goal to house the best in the West under one roof at the Montana ExpoPark. This year, he is closer than ever to realizing that dream.

“We have over 175 vendors, we have live music entertainment, we have the highest parking availability of any show, bar none,” Fulcher explains. “We’ve made it convenient for the general public to come and experience the largest Western art show in Montana.”

The 2022 exhibition will include four other shows under the banner of the Great Western Show. Admission is free and open to the public. Returning yet again are the Celebration of Native Plains Artists (with tribal art, cultural displays, and Native dancers) and the Legends West Art Show (now in its second year). Fulcher is also thrilled to announce two new shows have joined, the Jay Contway Art Show and Mimi Moser’s Best of the West Art Show. Between all five shows, the Montana ExpoPark will feature some of the best Western art in the world.

“One of the great things about having several shows under one roof is the dynamic atmosphere it creates. This venue has everything you’d want in an art show. It has art of all kinds, food, drinks, and convenient parking,” says Fulcher.

To round out the Western experience, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame will be on site with their “Museum without Walls” parked right inside the Montana ExpoPark. Book signings begin daily at 10am with two Montana books paying tribute to Charles M Russell.

No Montana shindig would be complete without the sweet, old-time tunes of Pollo Loco starting as the clock ticks Happy Hour, Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th. Dance if you’re in the mood or listen and savor the delicious wine or cocktails at the new, fabulous Ferrin’s Furniture lounge. Saturday afternoon at 3pm enjoy a performance by Native American traditional dancers and drummers. Then, from the Flathead, Big Sky City Lights, with Nick Spear opens Saturday for the very popular Trent Brooks Band.

The Great Western Show is open March 17-20 at the Montana ExpoPark, located at 400 3rd Street Northwest in Great Falls. For more information, visit thegreatwesternshow.com.

Shows Operating Under Great Western Show

Celebration of Native Plains Artists Legends West Art Show
Best of the West Art Show
Jay Contway Art Show
The Great Western Show

Events

Thursday, March 17
Book Signing: 10am
Music by Pollo Loco: 6-8pm
Friday, March 18
Book Signing: 10am
Music by Pollo Loco: 6-8pm
Saturday, March 19
Book Signing: 10am
Native American Dancers: 3pm
Music by Big Sky City Lights & Trent Brooks Band: 6-8pm
Sunday, March 20
Cowboy Church: 9-10am