Plein Air Competition Held By The Arts of Great Falls

Artists created original art for the 5th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition. The competition was sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8. Artists painted the beautiful scenery outdoors Wednesday through Sunday in popular local locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park, Colvin Run Mill, The Farmer’s Market as well as private gardens, a historic farm, L’Auberge Chez Francois and more.

Artist Jill Banks, 2018 Paint Great Falls 1st Place Winner, paints in “Plein air” in the Village Centre

According to Great Falls Connection, “The community is invited to two-weekend Open House Receptions to see the final paintings of Great Falls scenes. Pieces painted by Friday will be submitted for the Art Walk Friday and all submissions will be hung in the gallery for the Awards & Collectors reception. Art collectors are welcome to attend the Awards & Collectors Reception on Sunday. Paintings of Great Falls’ most well-known sights and lesser-known hidden gems will be for sale to the public at both receptions.”

The event was free and open to the public.

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