Russell, Western art events are underway

The Russell event is underway and this year it’s Russell Reignited with new artist suites that are free and open to the public.

Here are Russell’s free events:

Through August 22:

  • Free admission to the CM Russell Museum from 10am to 5pm daily
  • See all current exhibitions, including Modest Yet Masterful, a collection of CM Russell masterpieces, many on loan from private collections. Winold Reiss artwork is also on display, and of course the Russell Legacy Collection and Russell House and Studio are also open.

Western Art Week is underway [March 2022]

August 18:

  • The Artist Suites at The Russell, Montana Expo Park, Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Free and open to the public
  • A visit with some of the most respected and accomplished Western artists of our time. Free and open to all, witness the West through canvas, bronze, woodwork, metal and more in over 100 artist-created miniature galleries. Food and drinks available for purchase – don’t miss the Whistle Wetter Saloon!

August 19:

  • The Artist Suites at The Russell, Montana Expo Park, Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Free and open to the public
  • Street Dance and Food Trucks, Montana Expo Park, Midway, 8 p.m
  • Free and open to the public
  • Kick up your heels to the music of Shodown, a Montana favorite from Missoula.

Western Art Week events set for March and August [2021]

August 20:

  • Russell’s Educational Symposium, Montana Expo Park, Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, 10am
  • Free and open to the public
  • The Russell Educational Symposium is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the American West. Presented by Dr. Mark Sublette, the workshop is free and open to the public and will discuss the life and art of Maynard Dixon
  • The Artist Suites at The Russell, Montana Expo Park, Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public

Western Art Week has been canceled for 2020

August 21

  • The Artist Suites at The Russell, Montana Expo Park, Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public

Limited tickets are available for the following events:

August 19:

  • First Strike Friday Night Auction, Montana Expo Park, Exhibit Hall, 5 p.m
  • Members: $75, non-members: $125
  • First Strike Friday Night focuses solely on works by contemporary artists. Experienced collectors and budding bidders alike will have the opportunity to compete in a casual, lively atmosphere filled with music, food and fun.

August 20:

  • The Russell Live Auction, Montana Expo Park, Exhibit Hall, 4 p.m
  • For the experienced collector of Western art, the Russell Live Auction features contemporary art plus significant historical works in a competitive bidding atmosphere. This elegant evening includes a gourmet dinner and beverage service and is a must-attend event for collectors across the country.
  • Members: $200, Non-Members: $250

To purchase tickets, please call 406-727-1939.

The Great Western Shows

The big western shows are a short walk down the aisle, through the beautiful Art Deco buildings of the ExpoPark fairgrounds. Stroll through our many remarkable exhibits and discover experiences, friendly faces and amazing art around every corner.
This Art Rendezvous promises to be a new and exciting vision of all things Western art.

Admission is free and open to the public.

This is a collection of exhibits at the Montana Expo Park from August 18-21.

The full schedule and details can be found here.

Artists of Western Heritage

The Western Heritage Artists Footprints on the Trail Art Show is an eclectic, more contemporary group of more than 60 Western heritage artists exhibiting at the Great Falls Holiday Inn.

In the show, the longest continuous show during Western Art Week, you will find work in a wide variety of genres including; painting, sculpture, carving, leather, metal, grain, scratchboard, batik, photography, etc.

The full schedule and details are here.

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