9th Annual Paint Great Falls: May 20-27, 2023

35 artists captured the gorgeous spring colors and scenery in Great Falls, Virginia during this weeklong event. Each artist submitted two paintings and Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Judge, selected the following winners. 

1st Place – Jill Banks, Horse Whispers
2nd Place – Rajendra KC, Colvin Run Mill
3rd Place – Christine Raymond, Coy Paradise
Best Emerging Artist – Ramziya Shakirova, Sunny Day at Great Falls Park
Honorable Mention – Yik Chek Phan, Gratifying Day
Honorable Mention – Kim Richards, A Slower Pace

Quick Draw Event – Friday May 26th 
Marcia Klioze judged the Quick Draw event and selected the following 1st-3rd place award winners:
1st Place – Laura Martinez Bianco
2nd Place – Miri Kim
3rd Place – Rajendra KC
Visit the online gallery to see photos of the Paint Great Falls exhibit and Quick Draw.  Contact Meralee Fredenburgh for a private showing of this exhibit.

1st Friday Art Walk

First Fridays from 6-8pm

Visit 12 artist studios at the Artists’ Atelier and Artists’ Loft, plus see the latest exhibit at The Arts of Great Falls Gallery.

You can make an evening of it by having dinner at one of the restaurants in Village Centre, including The Old Brogue, Pio Pio, or Finn Thai; and afterward stroll over to meet the artists and see their latest artwork.

Village Centre, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

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Spring ArtFest

Several artists at The Arts of Great Falls artist studios (Atelier & Loft) are participating in this annual event hosted by Great Falls Studios. Stop by to see the Art Show & Sale. More Great Falls artists will be at The Great Falls Grange.

The Arts of Great Falls – 756 & 766 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
The Grange – 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066.


The Golden Age Arts Gala

Thank you to everyone who attended The Golden Age Arts Gala on March 10, 2023! The gala was successful thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, auction donors, wine donors and all of our guests. A huge round of applause to our gala planning committee and student event volunteers for supporting this event. Overall, it was a fantastic night in support of the arts!

Great Falls Holiday Ornaments

In 2022, The Arts of Great Falls and Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) teamed up to offer signature ornaments of Great Falls.  It is the first of what is planned to be an annual series of ornaments that will feature an original artwork by a Great Falls artist of a beautiful landmark in the Great Falls community.  The inaugural ornaments featured a watercolor painting of the “Great Falls of the Potomac” by local artist, Begoña Morton.  The ornaments were $20 each (cash only). Proceeds fund activities in both nonprofit organizations.

Great Falls Studios: Art Studio Tour 2022

Thanks for joining us for the 19th annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour from October 21-23!  We had a record number of visitors over the three days of Art Tour, and had a blast! The Arts of Great Falls artists studios in the Village Centre
(The Atelier and The Artists’ Loft) were both open to the public.  Visitors met the artists, watched artists at work, participated in hands on activities, and purchased art. 

Paint Great Falls 2022: Online Gallery

The 8th Annual Paint Great Falls competition is now over, but you can see the  paintings from this annual Plein Air “Paint Outside” competition on our website.  Painters brave the elements to capture scenes throughout Great Falls, Virginia. Many thanks to Celebrate Great Falls for sponsoring the 2022 cash prizes, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – plus the Quick Paint Award. 
Community members came out to watch the artists paint on location, attend the Quick Paint competition on the Village Centre Green, and attended the Award Reception at The Gallery.  

Paint Great Falls 2021: Online Gallery

Art Enthusiasts can still enjoy the 2021 Annual Paint Great Falls Exhibit online. Thank You to the Event Judges: Gavin Galkas and Marcia Klioze for graciously judging all of the artists’ work, and to three Celebrate Great Falls Foundation, our community partner, for sponsoring the prizes!

Online Gallery Click Here