Donna Robinson working on a waterfall painting during the festival.
Photo by Jennifer Kaye/The Connection
On May 5 and 6, the annual Spring ArtFest took place at the Grange/Schoolhouse and the Studios in the Village Center in Great Falls. Each year ArtFest allows local artists to display and sell their work. There were many different events showcasing a variety of different arts such as live painting and wood blocking demonstrations and book readings. Guests were also able to chow down on delicious empanadas from World Eats Food Truck, and tasty sweets from Great Falls Creamery.
Participating artists at the Grange/Schoolhouse were Penny Ross Burk, James Diedrich, Betty Ganley, Dee Leggett, Linda Jones, Padma Jen Koch, Richard Masaniello, Begona Montis, Vad Moskowitz, Robin Smith and Dean Souleles. Artists participating in the show at 756, 766 and 776 Walker Road were Jill Banks, Roberta P. Beasley, Cindi Berry, Elaine Elinsky, Layla Gray, Cindy Grisdela, Walt Lawrence, John McCabe, Donna Robinson and Joyce Lee. All the artwork displayed in the studios is for sale. For more information about each artist and a link to their artwork and website, visit https://www.greatfallsstudios.com/2018-spring-artfest