Artwalk Downtown Billings
21st Season (2015-2016)


Summer Artwalk, Friday, August 7, 2015
5 – 9 p.m.

Artwalk's 21st Season includes events on the first Fridays of May, August, October and December 2015 and February 2016. Artwalk hours are from 5 – 9 p.m.

Season Members will be open for each of the five Artwalk events for the 21st Season. One-Time Participants, designated as (OTP), are open for specific events. This list changes for each Artwalk, depending on the number of One-Time Participants.

Please check back after July 15, 2015 for a list of Season Members and One-Time Participants for the Summer Artwalk on August 7, 2015. Follow us on Facebook for updates and more information on Artwalk season members, one-time participants, photographs and gallery notes before each Artwalk.

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Barjon's Books
233 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Susan Powell
phone: 406.252.4398

Directions: At the corner of North 29th Street and 3rd Avenue, west of Alberta Bair Theatre.

Danielle Egnew, artist and psychic, shows her oil works at Barjon's Books during Spring Artwalk. Barjon's returns to Artwalk as a Season Member. Welcome, Barjons and Danielle Egnew!
Egnew's oil paintings represent aspects of the spiritual world, including weather patterns, landscapes, totems, cultures and animals. Egnew will be available to greet Artwalkers; complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Better to Gather
2404 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Cassie LaGreca
phone: 312.206.8723 or 406.647.0835

Directions: On the west end of the historic Depot complex on Montana Avenue, across from The Rex Hotel.

Better to Gather, a new season member of Artwalk Downtown Billings, invites Artwalk to participate in folk art tradition & local history. In the 1800s, a local farmer might offer room and board to an artist in exchange for the artist's painting local stories and folklore on the farmer's beehives. Lee and Roxanne Dunn of White Deer Ranch have built a Slovakian-style bee house to honor this tradition and the honeybee. They invite you to be traveling artists of your day. and bring several hive panels to life with your painting skills. They will share stories of beekeeping adventures and share a bit o' honey with all. Bee-autiful!

Beyond the Box (OTP)
724 1st Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kristy Berkmoes
phone: 406.245.6981 or 406.208.8763

Directions: In the former Reporter Office Products warehouse south of Metra. Use the Northern Broadcasting entry on 1st Avenue North.

Dana Zier, formerly of Big Sky Blue Gallery on Minnesota Avenue, will be the first artist to show her work in the newly refurbished Beyond-The-Box. Zier recently located to Bridger, Montana. She works in a variety of mediums, including outdoor murals and offers plein air workshops for other artists.

Big Sky Fractals (OTP)
Valley Building
200 block of North Broadway, Atrium Level
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Nikki Shiva
phone: 406.696.4545
Directions: In the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd Avenue North on North Broadway.

Nikki Shiva and friends return with their popular Big Sky Fractals to the Atrium of the Valley Building. The Valley Building is one-half block north of Skypoint on North Broadway. Nikki has recently ventured into creating images for skateboards and long boards.

Billings Food Bank
2112 - Fourth Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Sheryl Shandy
phone: 406.259-2826

Directions: Fourth Avenue North at North 21st Street heading east toward METRA.

Billings Open Studio (BOS)
2814 2nd Avenue North, Suite C
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Grace Kim

Arts Without Boundaries features young artists at Billings Open Studio (BOS) during the Spring Artwalk on May 1, 2015. BOS is on the third floor of the Kress Building on Second Avenue North. Access is in the back of the building, through the alley adjacent to the Babcock Theatre.

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Catherine Louisa Gallery
103 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Catherine Louisa Eithier
phone: 406.670.7746

Directions: Between 1st and 2nd Avenue North, just south of Skypoint on North Broadway

Troy Evans headlines the Spring Artwalk event at Catherine Louisa Gallery.

Chinatown Art Gallery
Address: 2624 Minnesota Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Pete Herzog
phone: 406.371.1085

Directions: On the east corner of South 27th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

New works by Fred DeFauw, including large seascapes, black and white photographs of bridges and acrylic paintings inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath will be on display during the Spring Artwalk, alongside other ceramics, photography, jewelry, oils and drawings by gallery artists.

Clark Marten Photography
2606 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Jessica Nobil
phone: 256-5555

Directions: On the south side of Montana Avenue east of North 27th Street.

Crooked Line Studio (OTP)
3330 4th Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
Contact: Julie Durrett
phone: 927-8041

Directions: Crooked Line Studio is on the far west edge of downtown in the former Judith Wallander Insurance Agency office near Billings Central Catholic High School on Division Street.

Cassie Chapin loves nature and she loves to paint. Showing at the Crooked Line Studio, Chapin uses motion and color to portray her subjects in motion.

CTA Architects Engineers
13 - North 23rd Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Brian Emmons
phone: 406.248.4755

Directions: Between Montana Avenue and 1st Avenue North on North 23rd Street.

"Unleashed" by Billings artist Lisa Knutson opens during Spring Artwalk at CTA Architects Engineers, a new season member of Artwalk Downtown Billings. Lisa writes," Art, ... a part of my soul since childhood. ... led me to minor in Art at The University of Montana and MSU-Billings." Knutson's expressive style is distinguished by thick layers, urgent, strong markings or subtle washes as she depicts the world around her as she sees it. She hopes viewers are able to feel the creative process in her work.

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Downtown Billings Alliance (OTP)
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Virginia Bryan
phone: 406.696.7121

Directions: One-half block west of Skypoint on 2nd Avenue North, next to the new Pita Pit.

Seidel Standing Elk (Northern Cheyenne), Allen Knows His Gun (Crow) and Alaina Buffalo Spirit (Northern Cheyenne) present a combined show the Downtown Billings Alliance Gallery.

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First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ
310 North 27th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Tracy Heilman (779.210.0016) or Kim Harris (406.855.4317)
phone: 406.245-6477 (church office)

Directions: On the corner of North 27th Street and 3rd Avenue North, across from Global Village.

Edward Barta, Ed Gulick and Paula Walter present a combined show entitled “The Artists of First Church” during the May 1 Artwalk. Barta uses traditional darkroom techniques for his photography, Gulick shows his sketches and Walter works in oil and acrylics. Music will be provided by “Quint Essential” and refreshments will be served. First Congregational Church UCC, at 310 North 27th Street is a new member of Artwalk’s 21st Season.

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Gallery Interiors
2814 2nd Avenue North
contact: Joe Booth
phone: (406) 248-2001

“Buffalo Blanket” and other new oil paintings by Joe Booth, artist and owner of Gallery Interiors, and other regularly featured artists will be displayed during the Spring Artwalk. Music by “Ed and Friends” will be shared from 7 – 10 p.m. Gallery Interiors is in its new location at 2814 - 2nd Avenue North.

Directions: Next to the Babcock Theatre on 2nd Avenue North and across the street from Downtown Billings Alliance and the new Pita Pit.

Gallery Nine
connie dillon fine art
The Carlin Hotel Building
2501 Montana Avenue, Suite 9
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Connie Dillon
phone: 406.697.0225

Directions: On the second floor of the historic Carlin Hotel on Montana Avenue, next to Jason Jam Gallery.

Gallery Nine celebrates its first anniversary with newly completed paintings and photographs by Connie Dillon and a new selection of handmade, upcycled journals.

Global Village
2720 3rd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Candace Forrette

Directions: Between North 27th Street and North Broadway on the south side of 3rd Avenue North and just a few doors to the west of City Hall.

Michael Downing began his photography endeavors as a young boy with a Brownie Hawkeye camera. He continues to show us the beauty in our midst through his photographer's eye.

Good Earth Market Apple Gallery
3024 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Vicki Van Buskirk
phone: 406.259.2622

Directions: On the corner of 2nd Avenue North at North 31st Street.

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Harry Koyama Fine Art
2509 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59102
contact: Harry Koyama
phone: 406.259.2261

Directions: Between the Toucan Gallery and Tompkins Fine Art on Montana Avenue.

Harry Koyama Fine Art will feature Koyama’s new original oil paintings and a new line of limited edition, framed canvas giclee reproductions during the Spring Artwalk on May 1st. Subjects include ever-popular wildlife, Native American people in traditional dress, landscapes and abstracts.

HeARTstrings Gallery
119 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Beth Regele
phone: 406.598.1956

Directions: On the east side of North 29th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue North, next to Brockel's Chocolates.

Heartstrings Gallery, a new member of Artwalk's 21st Season, features creations by many local artists, crafters, photographers and jewelers. Enjoy a live art demonstration by Jennifer Berry, music and refreshments. Welcome, HeARTstrings Gallery!

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Jason Jam Gallery
The Carlin Hotel Building
2501 Montana Avenue, Suite 7
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Jason Jam
phone: 406-530-4344

Directions: Jason Jam Gallery is located in Suite #7 on the second floor of the Carlin Hotel on Montana Avenue.


Address: 2822/2824 - 3rd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Connie Jens
Phone Number: 406 697 0153

Directions: One-half block west of the Alberta Bair Theatre on 3rd Avenue North.

Watercolorist Amy Dean has drawn inspiration from her artist father's slides of Korean people who were catapulted into the 20th century by war. Her exhibit at Jens Gallery on 3rd Avenue North, entitled “Korea – 1953,” takes us back in time. Dean uses a dramatically different approach to watercolor - a “pouring” technique with a rich palette of four to five pigments diluted into a range of values. Brushwork is limited to details. The seamless color transitions and strong contrasts between light and shadow make her images even more compelling.

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Kennedy’s Stained Glass
2923 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld
phone: 406.245.3788

Directions: At the corner of 2nd Avenue North and North 30th Street, kitty corner from Good Earth Market.

“Dry Flies and Fish” celebrate Spring and a “time to hit the river.” Glass artists Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld and Sherina McIntyre created this collection of wonderful fused glass pieces.

Kim and Eddy's
2413 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kim Kennedy or Edna Atwood
phone: 406.850.4036

Directions: Two doors east of McCormick Cafe on Montana Avenue.

Kim & Eddy's, a new Artwalk season member, features four Billings artists during Spring Artwalk: Mark Millard, instrument artist, Kim Vopel, textile and fiber artist, Jordan Hoagland, industrial artist, and Wayne Small, who works in Montana clay. In signature Kim & Eddy's style, each artist has repurposed discarded or cast off materials to recreate an item of value. Vopel's art will be sold by silent auction to benefit Compassion International. Music by “Plots and Rocks” will be featured. Kim & Eddy's will have its grand-opening ribbon cutting at 4 o'clock just prior to Artwalk.

Kismet Fine Rugs (OTP)
224 North Broadway
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kastina Benoit
phoneL 406.200.7291

Directions: One block north of Skypoint on North Broadway, across from Alberta Bair Theatre.

Kismet Fine Rugs invites Artwalkers to “come in and walk all over” its eclectic and elegant collection of fine rugs during Spring Artwalk.

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Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa
2701 - 1st Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Sharli Kiner
phone: 406.850.0460

Directions: Between Walkers Grill and the Northern Hotel on 1st Avenue North.

Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa opens for Artwalk at its new location and welcomes a variety of artists into its gallery space.

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McCormick Cafe
2419 Montana Avenue
contact: Bill Arbizanni
phone: 406-259-9502
Directions: On Montana Avenue at North 24th Street, across from the west Depot Parking Lot.

Jeanie Brownlee exhibits her watercolors at the McCormick Cafe Gallery during the Spring Artwalk.

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Northern Hotel
19 North Broadway
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Dawn Brown
phone: 406.867-6756

Directions: One block south of Skypoint at North Broadway and 1st Avenue North.

The Northern Hotel welcomes an array of artists into its “ranch meets modern” historic lobby, including potters Tana Patterson, Cassie Crafton Kramer and Wayne Small. Ron Ness shows his shadow boxes of tied flies, alongside jewelers Cindy Lou Smith and Lori Miller.

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Prodigal Gallery
2500 block of Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Penelope Strong

Directions: Near Lilac Restaurant on the north side of Montana Avenue's 2500 block.

Prohibition Clothiers (OTP)
118 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Jason Huertas
phone: 690-8676

Directions: South of Skypoint at North Broadway and 2nd Avenue North, on the west side of the street, a few doors down from Rock Creek Coffee Roasters.

Eric Jones of EM Jones Photography returns to Prohibition Clothing and Spring Artwalk with his Montana landscapes, landmarks and iconic images set against the vast big, blue Montana sky.

Pug Mahon's and Guido's Pizza
3011 - 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Bill “Mac” MacIntyre
Phone: 406-259-4190

Directions: Pug Mahon's is on 1st Avenue North between North 30th and North 31st Streets.

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Q's Art Shop and Gallery (OTP)
1511 6th Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: John Armstrong
phone: 406.248.1102

Directions: At the corner of North 15th Street and 6th Avenue North.

Q's Art Shop and Gallery hosts the “Art for Hope and Solutions” fund-raising event for the Mental Health Center. The annual show and sale attracts regular and new artists.

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Sandstone Gallery
2913 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Jennifer Baretta
phone: 406.256.5837 or 406.671.3191

Directions: On 2nd Avenue North between Stephen Haraden Studio and Kennedy's Stained Glass.

Donna Moore returned to Montana after several decades in the medical field in Washington state. She never let go of her childhood dream to be an artist and nurtured her dream through art classes and workshops whenever possible. Showing at Sandstone Gallery alongside Ian Sears during Spring Artwalk, Moore seeks to capture the spirit and personality of each animal she portrays.

Billings resident Ian Sears loves the outdoors and it shows. Born in Billings, Sears studied art in Montana and Minneapolis. Recently, he moved away from the detailed perfection of pen/ink and charcoal to work with collage, where he found a looser, more colorful style.

Stephen Haraden Studio
2911 Second Avenue North #235
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Stephen Haraden
phone: 406-259-9160

Directions: On the 2nd floor of the Hedden-Empire Building with an entrance on 2nd Avenue North near Sandstone Gallery.

"Bits for Pieces" will kick-off the 21st Artwalk Season at Stephen Haraden Studio during Spring Artwalk. When the Father's Day Tornado ripped off the roof of METRA, it also flooded Haraden's studio, then located off 6th Avenue North. Haraden has been reclaiming pieces from salvaged paintings to create new collages. He often uses a blind selection process to work with whatever pieces end up in his hands. “Part of the fun is the challenge of coordinating incongruous bits into a cohesive piece," he says.

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Tompkins Fine Art
2511 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Gayle Tompkins
phone: 406.860.3869

Directions: Tompkins Fine Art is in the middle of the 2500 block on Montana Avenue, next to Harry Koyama Fine Art.

Toucan Gallery
2505 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
contacts: Allison O'Donnell
phone: 406.252.0122

Directions: On Montana Avenue between North 25th and North 26th Streets.

The Toucan, birthplace of Artwalk Downtown Billings, features paintings by Allison O'Donnell. Her new works have departed from encaustics to explore lines and color in acrylic and graphite, leading to a series of abstract landscapes.

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Underground Culture Krew (UCK)
12 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Tyson Middle
Phone Number: 406-969-2272

Directions: On the west side of North 29th Street just off Montana Avenue.

Local street artist, GRIME MORE, is featured at Underground Culture Krew (UCK) during Spring Artwalk, alongside other represented artists. Tyson Middle, UCK owner, is downtown's graffiti art expert. UCK is a “happening” place during Artwalk for the hip, millennial crowd.


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Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Dixie Yelvington
phone: 406-256-6804 x224

Directions: On the corner of North 27th Street and 4th Avenue North.

See the Yellowstone Art Museum’s two newest exhibitions during the Spring Artwalk. Free admission and live music by Rod Tochihara, plus a free drink for new YAM members and renewals. Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop, includes large scale works that address compelling and relevant social and political themes. Ride ‘Em: The Art of Will James is an exhibition of western art and personal items that provide insights into the colorful life of Will James. Also up are selected works by Edmund Blair Leighton, Baltasar Lobo, and John William Waterhouse that focuses on femininity, courtesy of anonymous lender.

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Virginia A. Bryan, President

Artwalk Downtown Billings

2815 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101



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Friday, August 7, 2015   5 – 9 p.m.

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ArtWalk maps are available at each participating site and on our website.
ArtWalk Downtown Billings is a self-guided event.

Contact:  Virginia Bryan, President

ArtWalk Downtown Billings
Downtown Billings Alliance
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101

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