Category Archives: Arts and Culture

City considering increase to Mansfield room rental fees, online ticket fee

The city is considering changes to the fees at the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts and during Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing on the fees for Sept. 3. The fees were last adjusted in 2014 and 2015. Those resolutions authorized Mansfield staff to evaluate their facility and ticketing fees on an annual basis and

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Feasibility study on National Heritage Area nearing completion, public meeting set for Sept. 12

The group pursuing a National Heritage Area designation for the region is holding a final community conversation about their effort on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Belt Theater on Castner Street. The group will update the public on the feasibility study, final themes and stories, the project area boundary and projects in the works for the proposed Upper

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After taking losses, Broadway in Great Falls series down to one show this season

The Broadway in Great Falls series is a bit different this year due to a number of economic factors. It includes just one show, Mannheim Steamroller in December. That’s down from six shows last season in the Broadway series. Four of the six shows last season resulted in a financial loss and the Great Falls Symphony Association and their two

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Slot knife workshop, Bat-tastic, mammoth hunt coming up at state parks in Great Falls

Several activities are coming up at Montana State Parks in Great Falls. The slot knife workshop with Billy Maxwell at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is Aug. 8-9 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Join First Peoples Buffalo Jump and Maxwell to learn and build your own primitive slot knife. This knife is the most common knife

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Applications for property owners for ArtsFest MONTANA murals now open; walking tour tickets on sale

The first ArtsFest MONTANA kicks off in Great Falls on Aug. 23. The event is hosted by the Great Falls Improvement District in partnership with Great Falls Montana Tourism and NeighborWorks Great Falls. Mural festival idea developing for Great Falls During the festival, artists will install a minimum of three large scale murals on buildings in downtown Great Falls and

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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

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7th annual kite festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park this weekend

Montana State Parks is hosting the 7th annual Buffalo Kite Festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park July 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. SkyWindWorld, Inc. founder Terry Zee Lee will be participating in the festival. Lee has worked with Native American artists from around the United States to develop unique buffalo-themed kites. Learn about the buffalo art

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Grandstands complete at Montana Expo Park

The county officially opened the new Expo Park grandstands this afternoon. The old grandstands were demolished last fall, right after the 2018 Montana State Fair. The new grandstands are about a $2.5 million project and was partially funded by a $2 million intercap loan through the Montana Board of Investment. The county has also reconstructed the Paddock Club in conjunction

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Mural festival idea developing for Great Falls

Plans for a mural festival are being developed in Great Falls. During the June 26 Downtown Development Partnership meeting, Joan Redeen, community director of the Business Improvement District, said that she had been approached by Rebecca Engum of Visit Great Falls Tourism to create a mural festival. They idea stemmed from Calgary’s mural festival, which will be in its third

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