Join us March 18-22, 2020 for Western Art Week, when Great Falls becomes the Western Art Capital of the World! With over 15 shows and more than 800 artists, Western Art Week provides a unique experience only found in Great Falls. A complete list of events by day will help you experience every live music performance, quick draw, auctions, and art, from oil, watercolor, and sculpture in the classic style to modern contemporary interpretations, bright, vivid and colorful.

Interact with the artists in their showrooms and marvel at their skill witnessing them create custom works at several quick draw events, engage in a variety of events including quick finishes, live auctions, and educational symposiums.

An all-art adventure awaits, with art for your personal style at every price point. You will find artwork that captures alluring landscapes, rugged independence, tenacious adventures, and majestic wildlife. You will find original oil paintings, giclees, bronzes, photography, furniture, sculptures, jewelry, watercolors, prints, pencil sketches, scratch boards, pastels, and more!

At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park‘s Visitor Center you can view works featuring contemporary Native American Artist DG House and members of the King Kuka family. House’s work is in permanent collections worldwide including musicians Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald, Grand Teton National Park, and the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Kingsley King Kuka was a local Blackfeet artist and poet, known for his paintings and lithographs he called “Kuka-graphs.” He inspired a generation of American Indian Artists, and his work is recognized internationally; it is said the Vatican holds one of these paintings in their prestigious collection. Sadly, King Kuka passed away in December 2003. However, his legacy lives on through the creative spirit of his family as his wife Marietta and 5 children. Before the exhibit enjoy a great opportunity to learn about 2 distinctive methods for producing rock art. What are the differences between Pictographs and Petroglyphs? How are symbols used in interpreting a people or an era? Learn these answers and more as you join a Park Ranger for this off-trail, moderate to strenuous hike along the cliffs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park!

DG House & King Kuka Exhibit

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park | 342 Ulm Vaughn Road

Visitors to the Jay Contway Art Show will experience a quiet, friendly atmosphere were exceptional artists share their stories and their art during Western Art Week in Great Falls. The show is an eclectic mix of talent. Guests will find contemporary western art, jewelry, wood-working, pottery and more. Jay Contway, Montana’s own storyteller in Bronze, is your host. For questions, please contact Lynn Contway at 406-868-8684.

Jay Contway and Friends Art Show

Hilton Garden Inn | 2520 14th Street SW

The Montana Watercolor Society Art Show is NOW part of the Out West Art Show. Stop by Room 200 to see art from Montana artists using the beauty of water-based paints.

Montana Watercolor Society at Out West Art Show

Out West Art Show | Heritage Inn | 1700 Fox Farm Road

This show is the premier showcase exclusively featuring Native American Artisans. Inside the Great Western Living & Design Show, the 2019 Celebration of Native Plains Artists will feature artists such as Belinda Bullshoe, Shane Abbott, Sammy Jo Bird, Terrance Guardipee, Darrell Norman, Valentia LaPier, John Isaiah Pepion and others. Experience a journey into Native history and culture with fine art, traditional dancers, tipis and regalia.

Celebration of Native Plains Artists 

Montana ExpoPark Four Seasons Arena, The Great Western Living and Design Show | 400 3rd Street NW

With over 90 vendors showing the best of the west, you will surely fall in love with something at the Western and Living Design Show during Western Art Week in Great Falls. Everything is custom made and unique to the western world. There are boot makers, furniture makers, clothing and jewelry artisans, nightly live music and of course the best in fine art. For questions, please contact Chuck Fulcher at 406-761-0288 or 406-799-6576.

Great Western Living & Design Show

Montana ExpoPark | 400 3rd Street NW