Celebrating Spring with Arts in Great Falls

Celebrating Spring with Arts in Great Falls

Art Walk in the Village: First Fridays will kick off on Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Village Center in Great Falls. Three working artist studios and several restaurants will be participating in the free community event from 6-9 p.m.

"It's a great opportunity to bring family and friends to see painting demonstrations and enjoy music in a festive atmosphere strolling on the Village Green," said Judith St. Ledger-Roty, a painter in the Artists' Atelier who spearheaded the event.

Start your stroll in any order. The Artists' Atelier is home to ten artists, including painters, a photographer and a fiber artist, located at 756 Walker Road. http://greatfallsatelier.com/

In the Arts of Great Falls Gallery behind the Atelier, you can also see a group exhibit, "Small Gems," featuring art in a variety of media created by the artists of Great Falls Studios. There are paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry and fiber art included in the display.

Artists on the Green hosts eleven painters, located at 776 Walker Road. http://www.artistsonthegreen.net

And six artists in the newest group studio on the Green, The Artists' Loft, will be holding their grand opening during the Art Walk. They are located at 766 Walker Road, above the Great Falls Creamery, and include five painters and a fiber artist. For more, go to www.greatfallsart.org/loft.

Celebrate Spring by visiting the artists in their studios during the Art Walk. See live painting demonstrations in each location and talk with the artists about their process and inspirations. It's a great family activity.

The Great Falls Creamery will be open for the event, as will Pio Pio Pollo, Wild Ginger Pan Asian, and The Brogue. Enjoy dinner and ice cream before or after your stroll. Live music will begin at The Brogue at 9 p.m.

Art Walk in the Village: First Fridays will continue on the first Friday of each month from May–December. One exception will be the month of September, when the event will be held on the second Friday to coincide with Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Festival.

The Arts of Great Falls is a non-profit art foundation providing an art school, working artists' studios, and art events and activities for the community. Visit www.greatfallsart.org for more information.