Mid-March is always an exciting time of year, especially when the C.M. Russell Museum hosts its annual exhibition and sale — one of the world’s premier events and destinations for collectors and enthusiasts of Western art. How’s 2017 shaping up?
Mark your calendars! From March 16 through March 18, Great Falls, Montana, will once again host the C.M. Russell Museum’s annual exhibition and sale — surely one of the most anticipated fine art events of 2017. Exhibition of available works opened on February 17 at the C.M. Russell Museum.
The week kicks off with an Art Preview Party on March 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the museum. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the public to mingle with the artists and have one last look at the available lots. On Friday, March 17, Art in Action begins at 10 a.m. This event is “an exciting variation of a traditional ‘quick draw’” organizers write. The event culminates in a live auction of the completed works of art with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the museum.
Friday night will witness the First Strike Auction at the Mansfield Convention Center. Focused solely on contemporary artists, this auction is the perfect opportunity to get one’s feet wet in anticipation of The Russell Live Auction on Saturday. The First Strike Auction commences at 6 p.m.
Finally, the main event — The Russell Live Auction — begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Mansfield Convention Center. The evening includes a gourmet dinner and beverage service.
Not to be forgotten are the Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites, which will be on view the entire week at the Mansfield Convention Center. The C.M. Russell Museum writes, “In addition to artworks for sale by this distinguished group of Western artists, enjoy live music, delectable food, and premium beverages.”
To learn more and purchase your tickets, visit the C.M. Russell Museum.
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