Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Symphony conductor previews this weekend’s concert at GFCMSU Thursday

Grant Harville, music director for the Great Falls Symphony, will be hosting a concert preview from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Great Falls College MSU in Heritage Hall. This weekend’s concert is Jan. 18, Queen of the Night. The concert features Caitlin Cisler, a long-time friend of Harville’s. She performed in Missoula in July and will be in Bozeman

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Aged to Imperfection: A Montana take on Wabi Sabi opens Dec. 11 at The History Museum

The History Museum is hosting an exhibit opening Dec. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. Aged to Imperfection: A Montana Take on Wabi Sabi features 18 unassuming artifacts from The History Museum’s Permanent Collection. The History Museum Executive Director, Kristi Scott, believes this new exhibition is creating history, “examining Montana’s cultural heritage through these artifacts is really fascinating as the wabi-sabi viewpoint

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City’s official 2019 ornament features Milwaukee Depot and is now available

The official 2019 Great Falls City Christmas ornament is the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Passenger Depot, commonly called the Milwaukee Depot. The ornament was designed by local artist Sheree Nelson and will be available at the Christmas Stroll on Dec. 6 at the corner of Central and 6th Street, near the trolley. The ornaments are $15 and are also

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City considering agreement to collect donations for water tower mural

During their Dec. 3 meeting City Commissioners will consider a memorandum of understanding with the Great Falls Area Community Foundation for receipt of donations for the Gore Hill water tower mural project. In November, commissioners awarded a $55,000 contract to Cameron Moberg for the new water tower’s mural, but the city doesn’t have funds for the project. City Commission approves

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Béla Fleck takes to stage with Great Falls Symphony for Americana concert tonight

World renowned banjo player Béla Fleck is joining the Great Falls Symphony tonight in one of this season’s highlights. Fleck has won 15 Grammys and is “arguably the best banjo player on Earth, so getting him to Great Falls is a really big deal. He’s going to be on stage with our symphony and that’s really cool,” said Grant Harville, symphony

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City Commission approves $55K contract for Gore Hill water tower artwork

City Commissioners voted 4-1, with Bill Bronson dissenting, to award a $55,000 contract to Cameron Moberg to paint the Gore Hill water tower. Staff recommended, and commissioners approved design option one to be painted in the summer of 2021, after the warranty period expires on the current paint. No funding source has yet been identified but city staff are working with the

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