Join us August 18-22, 2021 for Special Edition Western Art Week, when Great Falls becomes the Western Art Capital of the World! 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!

Below are event details for Special Edition Western Art Week happening August 18-22, 2021!


Over 70 artists will remove furniture from the rooms at the Heritage Inn to convert them into min-galleries for a week. Art lovers visit the rooms to get some insight into the artists thoughts and creative process. Events within the event include Quick Draws, Quick Finishes, Cowboys and Cocktails, Live Auctions, Postcards on the Prairie, Living Catalogue, and more.

Out West Art Show

Heritage Inn | 1700 Fox Farm Road

Details for show events released later year: 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

Join me, Lynn Contway, for our small, intimate art show with original art by Montana artists, friends of Jay Contway. I also invite you let us Video Tape your stories of your friend and colleague Jay Contway. Tell me about your relationship with Jay and about your collection of Jay Contway art. Your stories are of great value to me as I create an historical record of Jay's accomplishments from student, school teacher, calf roper and artist.

Jay Conway Art Show

Hilton Garden Inn | 2520 14th Street SW

The Russell is the premiere fundraising event for the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, attracting artists, collectors, and patrons from around the country. The auction features important pieces by Charles M. Russell and other historic artists, as well as new work by both up-and-coming artists and nationally acclaimed contemporary western artists. Join us for the auction to be held for the first time on the newly expanded museum campus.

The Russell Sale and Auction

The C.M. Russell Museum | 400 13th St N

Details for show events released later year: 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 features Don Hanson's Stoneware and Porcelain pottery, Jeff Walker's landscape paintings, and Dick Lauritzen's oil paintings.

Don Hanson, Jeff Walker, and Dick Lauritzen Show

Don Hanson Studio Showroom | 100 3rd St SW



Celebration of Native Plains Artists

Montana ExpoPark | 400 3rd Street NW