The Montana Art Education Association Urban Art Project Take Over
Mid-October each year teachers gather to share and learn from each other during the teacher convention days. This year our convention is unique in that we are gathering virtually, but that did not stop nine art teachers from all over the state from taking over the UAP. The take over was planned pre-pandemic, but artist/teachers stood by and went to solution. Works came from every area of Montana from Frazer to Missoula and Turner to Bozeman. Some artists drove to Great Falls in advance of the conference to install their works while others planned shippable installations. Please see our artist statement page for more information.
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This video was created by Amanda Fudge of ASL CAN during our summer 2019 reception Thank you for allowing us to share it on our website.
Great Falls Urban Art Project
When the City of Great Falls built the parking garage on the corner of First Avenue South and Fourth Street, they thoughtfully added eleven display windows surrounding the outside walls. But they were rarely filled. Until 2005.
Now, the Great Falls Urban Art Project (UAP) annually presents three exhibitions of site specific art installation pieces which fill the eleven windows of the Great Falls Parking Garage, located at 315 First Avenue South.
The Great Falls Urban Art Project makes downtown Great Falls, MT more interesting and lively with its wide variety of art displays.
The UAP installations all enhance the downtown and honor the creative spirit of our city. Donations from the Business Improvement District, the City of Great Falls Parking Project, individuals, local businesses and the Great Falls Downtown Association provide funding for the project.
To learn more about making a tax deductible donation or becoming an Urban Art Project artist, contact the new UAP Director, Cortni Harant by email or by phone, 406-260-6532.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Jean Price, the founder of the Urban Art Project, passed on March 25, 2019 after a valiant fight with cancer. On June 8th, 2019 at 1:00 PM over 300 people attended Jean's celebration of life at Great Falls High auditorium followed by a reception at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art were an exhibition of her work, as well as her collection, were on display. Jean held Master's Degrees in both Sculpture and Fiber Arts; was a thirty-five veteran of art education; served four terms on the state legislature; served on the PGSMoA's board and multiple committees; and was a founder of the GFHS Dahl Gallery and Urban Art Project. To read more about Jean please click here. She was an amazing woman.