March 14 – 16, 2024

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Inspired by the one-and-only artist and storyteller Charlie Russell, these events will include happenings for all ages and any who love art and the western lifestyle. Join us in Great Falls, Montana, for the premiere fundraising events of the C.M. Russell Museum. Glimpse into the past, experience today’s artistic expressions of the West, and join in the future of Charlie’s western art legacy. 

Art Preview Party

Thursday, March 14
5-7 p.m. | $60 member/$100 non-member
C.M. Russell Museum
Gather with friends old and new at the Art Preview Party, where you can view the artwork to be sold at First Strike and The Russell one final time. Mingle with many of the artists and join in the building excitement of the coming events as you take in the finest artworks. Enjoy light snacks and complimentary beer and wine.

Art in Action

Friday, March 15
10 a.m. | $65 member/$105 non-member
Meadow Lark Country Club
Glimpse into the mind and talent of revered artists in Art in Action™, the Museum’s signature variation of a traditional “quick draw.” Embodying Russell’s true spirit of friendship, artists interact with guests and divulge some behind the scenes insight into their works of art. This events culminates in a live auction with 100% of the proceeds donated to the museum by the participating artists. Buffet style variety of lunch and brunch foods as well as complementary beer and wine included.

First Strike Friday Night

Friday, March 15
5 p.m. | $75 member/$125 non-member
Heritage Inn
First Strike Friday Night Auction focuses solely on the works of contemporary artists. Experienced collectors and burgeoning bidders alike will have the opportunity to compete in a casual, entertaining atmosphere full of art, food, and fun. Heavy appetizers and complimentary beer and wine served.

Educational Symposium

Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. | Free and open to the public
Montana Expo Park

The Russell Live Auction

Saturday, March 16
4 p.m. | $125 member/$200 non-member
Heritage Inn
Don’t miss the crowning event of Western art in Montana! Featuring significant historical works, as well as distinguished contemporary art, the evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary full beverage service in a lively competitive bidding atmosphere. A must-attend for the experienced Western art collector.

The Russell After Dark

Immediately following The Live Auction
Free and open to the public
Heritage Inn – poolside
Celebrate the end of Western Art Week with your friends at The Russell After Dark! We’ve booked special musical guest Mr. Wired Up, east coast DJ gone viral with his mashup and remixes. This is your last opportunity to visit the Out West Artist Suites and pick up that piece you had your eye on!

For more information on our events, please call 406-727-1939

Thank you to our sponsors!

For more information on how you can become a Russell sponsor, please email Nola Bingham at nbingham@cmrussell.org.

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