Join us for The Russell Exhibition and Sale, March 16-18, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana!
The Russell delivers a wide-range of acquisition opportunity for the western art collector, with each event offering an authentic experience.
Online ticket sales for The Russell are now closed. To purchase tickets, please call 406-727-1939.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Member Exhibition Opening and Chamber After Hours, C.M. Russell Museum, 5–7 p.m. Invitation only.
FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 16, 2017
The Russell Exhibition, C.M. Russell Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
All pieces to be sold at the First Strike Auction and The Russell Live Auction will be on display at the museum as a temporary exhibit to give collectors and art lovers an up-close look. Free for museum members.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
C.M. Russell Heritage Award Dinner, Mansfield Convention Center, 5:30 pm. Invitation only.
MARCH 16-18, 2017
Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites. Mansfield Convention Center, Thursday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Make the Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites your headquarters for Western Art Week in Great Falls. In addition to artworks for sale by this distinguished group of Western artists, enjoy live music, delectable food, and premium beverages.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
Art Preview Party, C.M. Russell Museum, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Ticketed activities commence Thursday evening with this opportunity to see the auction art one final time, meet many of the artists, and join in the building excitement of the coming events. Gather with friends old and new at this kick-off for Western Art Week. Check back for tickets and prices.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
Art in Action™, Meadow Lark Country Club, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
An exciting variation of a traditional “quick draw,” this event gives nationally known artists several hours to finish a piece of art while interacting with guests. The event culminates in a live auction of the completed works of art, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists. Check back for tickets and prices.
First Strike Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, 6 p.m.
First Strike Friday Night focuses solely on works by contemporary artists. Experienced collectors and burgeoning bidders alike will have the opportunity to compete in a casual, lively atmosphere full of music, food, and fun. Check back for tickets and prices. Presented by Fay Ranches, Inc.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
Educational Symposium, 9 am – noon, Mansfield Missouri Room. Free and open to the public. Presented by D.A. Davidson.
The Russell Live Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, 4:30 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 from across the country. Check back for tickets and prices.
The Russell is much more than a western art exhibition and sale; it is a three-day western art experience.
A very special thank you to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: