You can find ArtWalk on Facebook at facebook.com/billingsartwalk. “Like” us on Facebook to receive updates on art events, interesting reads, plus images and gallery notes prior to each ArtWalk.
We are always looking for good ArtWalk photos to use in our publicity, in social media and elsewhere. Please send your photo as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us the names of the persons in the photo, where it was taken and by whom. We’ll let you know if and where we publish the photo on Facebook, Instagram or elsewhere. Thanks!
Is there a change in the 24th Season ArtWalk Schedule?
This means there will be ArtWalk events on the first Fridays of April, June, August, October, December and February.
Generally, we don’t encourage you to bring your dog to ArtWalk unless it a service animal. Most galleries don’t allow dogs on the premises.
No. All ArtWalk events are free.
Food and beverages at ArtWalk events are courtesy of various ArtWalk hosts.
Metered on-street parking is free after 5 p.m. during ArtWalk. Ample city garage parking is available during ArtWalk. Rates vary. Many sites, such as Yellowstone Art Museum, have large parking lots. We encourage you to find a parking spot for the evening and walk to various locations.
Printing, publicity and all other costs associated with ArtWalk Downtown Billings are paid for by season member dues, one-time participant fees, sponsorships and support from the Downtown Billings Alliance.
Please look for ArtWalk maps and ArtWalk sidewalk signage during our events. They tell you who is a Season Member and who is a One-Time Participant. We encourage you to spend your ArtWalk dollars at the participating locations that share in the cost of staging six free ArtWalk events each year. Without them, there wouldn’t be an ArtWalk.
ArtWalk Season Memberships are $400.00 for the 24th Season if paid by mid-April. Season memberships acquired after that date are $450.00.
Season members are assigned a number on the ArtWalk map at the beginning of each season. Generally, those numbers don’t change until the next season. Season members may attend and vote at the Annual Meeting and serve on the Executive Committee. The cost per event is reduced to $67 per event, as opposed to the $150.00 One-Time Participant fee. Season members are assured of having one art image selected for state-wide publicity during the Season and agree to be open for all six events. Season Members receive a rebar stand and ArtWalk sign for their use throughout the season and are featured on Facebook prior to each event.
Day to day decisions regarding ArtWalk are made by the Director and an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is elected annually by the season membership.
First, spend some time becoming familiar with the ArtWalk season members and one-time participants by attending two or three ArtWalks and observing what kinds of art they feature. Some galleries invite guest artists. Others represent specific artists and highlight only their work during ArtWalk events. Other venues feature different rotating artists.
It is your responsibility to find a suitable exhibit space. Be observant, ask questions and find a space that works for you. Details and costs vary from site to site. You can find contact information for Season Members and most recent One-Time Participants here
Absolutely! We understand that it is a big commitment to become a Season Member and host six events. A One-Time Participant fee is $150.00. Contact the ArtWalk Director for details on deadlines and what you need to submit. You receive all the benefits of a Season Membership, except on a per event basis. You do not have voting privileges at the Annual Meeting, nor can you serve on the Executive Committee.
Send your check to: ArtWalk Downtown Billings, 2815 – 2nd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101. You can pay by credit card by calling Molly at: 406-294-5060.
An ArtWalk sponsorship for the entire season is $450.00. A sponsorship entitles you to an advertisement on each ArtWalk map and recognition on the ArtWalk Facebook page prior to each of our events. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on our website throughout the season and in all press releases. We have nearly 2000 likes on Facebook. For each ArtWalk event, we print and distribute nearly 1000 maps in the downtown area. Contact the ArtWalk Director for more details. We’d love to have you as an ArtWalk Season Sponsor!
You bet! The cost for a one-time sponsorship fee is $150.00. If you decide to become a Season Sponsor, we’ll apply this fee to the total cost. You receive all the benefits of a Season Sponsor, but on a per event basis.
Gallery notes and featured art images are posted on Facebook when received from members and participants. A complete list can be found here, and in the Billings Gazette Enjoy!, the Yellowstone County News and Billings Visitors Guide.
Look under the map link on this website for a current, mobile-friendly and printable ArtWalk map. The Yellowstone County News and Billings Visitors Guide print maps in their editions published just before each ArtWalk. 365.com has a mobile-friendly ArtWalk map on its website. On ArtWalk nights, all season members and one-time participants have printed maps available.
Thanks for your interest in ArtWalk Downtown Billings!
Yes. Several locations are willing to host individual artists. Some of these locations are Season Members. Others participate when and if they have artists who want to exhibit. Usage arrangements and payment of the ArtWalk fees are between the artist and the host. Go to the “24th Season Gallery Options” link on the Season Member page or the One Time Participant page, where you will find a list of locations and contact information.