Have a passion for art?

Sunday Painter is a weekly gathering taking place in and around the city of Great Falls, Montana. Great Falls,  the home of famed American artist Charles Marion Russell is a cultural destination that celebrates the power of visual storytelling through western art.

Montana has more artists per capita than any other state in the union and the city of Great Falls is the epicenter of it's creativity hosting “Western Art Week” with more than 17 shows where 750+ accomplished artists come to share their works each year.

No matter where you are in your artistic development, there is no substitute for easel mileage. Enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together. Combine your love for the outdoors with art! Paint "Alla Prima" (completed in a single session). The resulting art and experience are completely different from art made from photos alone in a studio. Why paint from an iPad when you can paint from life!

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SUNDAYS ARE FOR MAKING ART - Sunday Painter is a gathering of artists interested in the tradition of drawing and painting directly from life.

During the spring and summer seasons, we paint at sites within Montana that provide painters with beautiful farmlands, mountain ranges, waterways, forests, open spaces, and some historic destinations. Locations may include urban or rural settings, local attractions, hiking to scenic spots, artist camp-outs, day trips and regional art tourism with an emphasis on celebrating the American landscape, and historic themes.

Fall and winter seasons
 We're not just fair-weather painters. Attend indoor art courses and workshops for figure drawing/painting. Develop the visual communication skills to express your artistic voice.

All are Welcome
Friends don't let friends paint alone. Meet up with old friends and make new ones! Network with like-minded people who share your interest in art.


  • FREE Paint-Outs and Workshops The best opportunity to improve comes from regularly attending the weekly paint-outs Sunday Painter hosts.
  • There is no cost or membership needed to attend Free Paint-outs. Attend regular FREE paint-outs in and around the Great Falls area building upon Montana’s rich art heritage and tradition. Paint-outs give artists the opportunity to capture the Big Sky Country highlighting the importance of preserving natural spaces for future Montanans to enjoy. Paint-outs provide artists with opportunities to practice their skill, in locations that they might not have otherwise visited. Paint-outs are a No Pressure, No Competition, No Criticism, No Show or Exhibition gathering. Just you and the support of fellows that welcome artists of ALL levels!

  • Membership to Sunday Painter is open to any artist interested. Everyone is welcome to join! Advantage courses include instruction and model time.
    Special PREMIUM (admission fee required) paint-outs and workshops. These are demos/lecture series highlighting a visiting artist’s process and perspective. Premium workshops require
    a contribution fee. Attendance fees cover the costs of hosting the activity, venue admissions, model fees, etc. 

Have a great time painting outdoors. We take pictures of all to record the event and share everyone's enthusiasm and progress. 

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