GREAT FALLS — Artists and art fans braved the chilly temps and light snow on Monday to take in the art exhibition in the windows of 314 First Avenue South in Great Falls
The artwork is part of the Urban Art Project’s Winter exhibit, which went up on February 5th and will remain up through May 5th.
Urban Art Project director and Great Falls High School art teacher Cortni Harant says that the main idea behind the window exhibitions is to give people a platform and a voice.
“It’s really about having a voice,” Harant said. “It allows the artists to speak to the community in a public way. Urban Art Project, you see when you drive down First Avenue South, and you can see it walking down the road, you don’t have to be a member, you don’t have to go into a specific space. It gives a unique voice to the artists that are participating, and you’ll see that. Some of the art is just fun-loving and generally about the creative process, and some have a deeper meaning, so it’s really a beautiful opportunity.”
Harant, who has lived in Great Falls since 2011, described the area as a “very art-rich community.” She works with students and artists of all ages to produce works of art in a variety of different mediums. If you want to read the artist descriptions behind the window artwork that is currently on display, click here to visit the Urban Art Project website.