Russell, Ongoing Western Arts Events

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The Russell event is ongoing and this year is Russell revived with new artist suites free and open to the public.

Here are the free Russell events:

Through August 22:

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

Western Art Week underway [March 2022]

August 18:

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

August 19:

  • The Artist Suites at 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
  • Lift your heels to the music of Abatement – a Montana favorite from Missoula.

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

20 August :

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

Western Art Week canceled for 2020

21st of August

  • The Artist Suites at 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 aspiring bidders will have the opportunity to compete in a relaxed and lively atmosphere full of music, food and fun.

20 August :

  • The Russell Live Auction, Montana Expo Park, Exhibit Hall, 4 p.m.
  • For the experienced collector of Western art, The Russell Live Auction offers contemporary art as well as important historical works in a competitive auction atmosphere. This elegant evening includes a gourmet dinner and drink 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.

Great Western Shows

The Great Western Shows are just steps from the causeway, through the magnificent Art Deco buildings of the ExpoPark exhibition center. Wander through our many outstanding exhibits and discover experiences, friendly faces and fabulous works of art around every corner.
This art rendezvous promises to be a new and exciting take on all things Western art.

Admission is free and open to the public.

It’s a collection of shows at Montana Expo Park from August 18-21.

The the full program and details are available here.

Western Heritage Artists

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

At the longest running exhibition during Western Art Week, you’ll find work in a wide variety of genres including; painting, sculpture, woodcarving, leather, metal, wheat, scratching, batik, photography and more.

The the full program and details are here.

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