Details released for mural festival in Great Falls; artist applications open

The Great Falls Business Improvement District, in partnership with Great Falls Montana Tourism and NeighborWorks Great Falls, is launching its first ArtsFest MONTANA in August.

The event will kick-off Aug. 23 with an artists workshop to introduce Montana artists to the “how to” of installation of large scale projects and what an artist should be able to charge for mural work.

Last month, the organizers discussed their idea for the mural festival at a Downtown Development Partnership meeting and have now firmed up some of their plans.

Mural festival idea developing for Great Falls

Internationally known artist Cameron Moberg will be returning to Great Falls for the workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23.

Moberg was in Great Falls last fall painting murals on the side of the Hi-Line Climbing Center and Dragonfly Dry Goods.

Internationally known muralist adding art to downtown Great Falls

“Artists will leave this workshop with the tools they need to create large scale projects,” according to the BID. “Our goal is that these same artists will be involved in our future ArtsFest events.”

Lunch is included in the non-refundable registration fee of $20.

Space is limited for this workshop, so register early.

From the artists who apply to attend the Artist Workshop, the organizers will be select six individuals to work collaboratively with Moberg on the installation of two new murals.

Artists must participate in the workshop to be considered for mural installation.

The artist application is available here or info@greatfallsbid.com or call 727-5430 with any questions.

The application deadline is 12:30 p.m. July 31 and late applications may not be considered.