ArtWalk Downtown Billings began in 1994 when a group of visionary folks created a recurring event that highlighted the ever-growing community of artists and art galleries in downtown Billings. In 2016, ArtWalk became affiliated with the Downtown Billings Alliance. ArtWalk begins its 25 Anniversary Season in April 2019. Events follow on the first Fridays of June, August, October and December 2019 and February 2020.
All ArtWalk events are free to public. The events are organized and paid for by Season Members, One-Time Participants and generous Sponsors. Featured artists frequently attend. Food and beverages are often served and live music is offered.
In addition to the many fine arts and fine crafts offered for sale, ArtWalk often includes opportunities to make art, family activities, gallery talks, dance, live street theatre and interactive events. Hosts include galleries, art studios, businesses, a downtown Billings church, non-profit entities, professional offices and other locations that value the creative spirit that thrives in downtown Billings.
ArtWalk is “weather-resistant.” We don’t cancel our events for rain, thunder or hailstorms in the summer. Nor do we cancel if there are blizzards and below zero temperatures in the winter.