ArtWalk Downtown Billings

22nd Season (2016-2017)


Alphabetical Season Member List,

One Time Participants List and Exhibit Notes


Holiday ArtWalk 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 5 – 9 p.m.


        Season Members, open for all five ArtWalks, are listed first.

        One-Time Participants, listed after Season Members, are open for specific events.

        These lists, both alphabetical, are for Holiday ArtWalk on Friday, December 2, 2016, 5 – 9 p.m.


Season Members


Artists Anonymous moves to Thirsty Street Brewery, 3008 1st Avenue North and hosts Carlin Bear Don't Walk. Carlin's paintings have a mythical quality about them; they depict traditional and contemporary American Indian themes.


Billings Food Bank, 2112 - 4th Avenue North, hosts invited artists to exhibit their work in its spacious meeting area. New exhibits are up for each ArtWalk. Easy parking.


Clark Marten Photography, 2606 Montana Avenue, showcases the work of master photographer, Clark Marten. Twelve people who donate $99 to Family Services receive a bottle of wine and a Fine Portrait Certificate valued between $600 and $1000 (but, only one is worth $1000!).

CTA Architects, 13 No. 23rd Street, exhibits work by Billings artist, Juliet Parks. Juliet obtained a BFA at the University of Montana. Her work is created with acrylic washes, textures and drying that often mimics an abstract expressionist's style. Refreshments.


Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), 2815 2nd Avenue North, hosts Billings landscape photographer, Alexis Bonogofsky. She photographs the disregarded beauty of eastern Montana. Her work includes small, metal prints, one-of-a-kind antler frames and larger, matted landscapes. Music by Ed and John Kemmick. Refreshments.


First Congregational Church UCC, 310 North 27th Street, hosts Sarie Mackay (oils) of Red Lodge, Brittany Lind (mixed mediums) of Harlowton and Alena Larsen (fabrics), of Billings, during Holiday ArtWalk. Refreshments served. Music by Quintessential.


For the Funk of It, 14 South 27th Street, is a cacophany of fun, colorful, up-cycled and recycled merchandise, original art, and locally made personal products. You just never know what you will find at FUNK. Easy parking on Minnesota Avenue.

Gallery Interiors, 2814 2nd Avenue North, presents its annual Ho!Ho! Ho!” show featuring charcoal Santa sketches by Joseph Booth and “Small Treasures," featuring minatures and plein air paintings by invited and regular gallery artists. Music by James Poulson and refreshments.


Gallery Nine @ connie dillon fine art, 2501 Montana Avenue #9, hosts its Annual Small Works Sale. All shadow boxes and paintings (16x20 and smaller) are on sale. Also showing are Dillon's Nocturnal Series paintings, handmade journals and notebooks.


Global Village, 2720 3rd Avenue North, offers extraordinary metal work hand-crafted by Haitian artists still struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew and other lovely, useful fair trade items during Holiday ArtWalk on December 2nd. Refreshments served.


Good Earth Market, 3024 2nd Avenue North, celebrates the art of Melissa Burns working as "Girlwood." Her stunning wood-burned designs are aromatic, bold and precise. Melissa is likable, lovely and honest, all attributes revealed in her work.


Harry Koyama Fine Art, 2509 Montana Avenue, displays vivid, colorful impressionist paintings in a space that doubles as Koyama's working studio. Koyama's paintings are highly sought by local, regional and international collectors.


Jason Jam Gallery, 2501 Montana Avenue #7, is the working studio and gallery of the prolific, satirical and comedic artist, Jason Jam. Of special note are his child-friendly storybook pictures and handmade dolls created by Wendy Jam.


Kennedy's Stained Glass, 2923 - 2nd Avenue North, reveals “Experience Montana,” a new group of custom Christmas ornaments for Holiday ArtWalk 2016 created by Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld and her talented studio artists.


Limber Tree Yoga Studio, 212 North 29th, transforms its yoga studio into gallery space and welcomes a variety of artists throughout the ArtWalk season.


Montana Gallery and Studio, 2710 - 2nd Avenue North, exhibits work by its mezzanine studio artist-owner Tyler Murphy and invited regional artists, some established and others early in their careers, who work in a variety of mediums.


McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue, features the work of Columbian-born artist Maria Isabel Bonilla on its historic brick walls. Bonilla's work is characterized by traditional images, explosive color and seductive shimmer, often inspired by her tropical homeland and salsa music.


Mann Mortgage, 2511 Montana Avenue, welcomes photographer Eric Jones for a return show. Raffle tickets for an Elliot Eaton painting will be sold to benefit Family Services and further its mission to prevent homelessness and alleviate poverty in Yellowstone County.


Prodigal Gallery, 2517 Montana Avenue, is in the reception area of the Offices of Penelope Strong, Attorney at Law, features work by invited artists.


Pug Mahons, 3011 - 1st Avenue North, is the unoffical host of Art Alley. Proprietor Bill “Mac” MacIntyre was instrumental in creating the popular graffiti venue. Artwork in the adjacent alleyscape changes frequently.


Sandstone Gallery, 2913 - 2nd Avenue North, presents Margaret Smith's bold, acrylic paintings that depict images of human and animal interaction, alongside Sharon Karlson's oils that capture wildlife in their natural habitat. Both are co-op gallery artists.


SCRaP in Billings, opens for Holiday ArtWalk in its new location, 7 North 18th Street. Come see their new digs at the east end of Montana Avenue in the former Conoco Bulk Plant building. Music and food trucks. Artist work spaces for rent and more!


Stephen Haraden Studio, 2911 - 2nd Avenue North #235, is where you can decide if you like your nudes full-size or post card size. Stephen will be on-hand in his working studio to discuss how he cuts images from past works to create new paintings of the classic female form.


Terakedis Fine Art, 112 N. Broadway, Suite B, welcomes John Lintott and Rob Akey. Both men have enjoyed exceptional careers in oil painting and will be available to discuss their newest works. Details at:  


Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Avenue, birthplace of ArtWalk Downtown Billings, hosts its “Little Art Show” through December 31st. This popular biennial show includes over one hundred unframed, postcard-sized pieces of original art by local and regional artists.

Tompkins Fine Art,
2501 Montana Avenue #4, exhibits works by award-winning artist, Robert Tompkins, known for his impressionist florals and landscapes. Also showing are works by local artists in a variety of mediums.


Underground Culture Krew, 19 North 29th Street, welcomes Kerry Epley. Kerry's art focuses on the abstract and often involves many layers and textures. "Everyone sees something different within my paintings," she said, "and that is the best part."

Western Art Forum, 2702 – 2nd Avenue North, has created new energy and excitement in its contemporary western art gallery. Cowboys, sheep, rodeos and other iconic images explore western life in a whole new way.


Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 North 27th Street, offers free admission and parking, Winterfair, food at Raven Cafe, music, and new works in the Collector's Corner. Exhibits include “Unleashed: Critters from the Permanent Collection,” “Ephermerality: Works by Louise Habeck” and Jill Brody's photographs from a Montana Hutterite Colony, “Hidden Plain Sight.”





One-Time Participants


Art Rally at the Valley presents Nikki Shiva (fractals), Breanna Lee Paulson (metals), Deaken Paulson (woodwork) Tina Anderson (oils), Tony Anderson (photography) and Tom D'Astaire, plus Jason Bisso on guitar and B'Town Grill food samples- all in the Valley Building Atrium.


A Home Vet, 1511 6th Avenue North, celebrates its grand opening with a fun show of animal-themed art in several mediums. Sure to be a animal lover's favorite! Artists include Ryan Brown, Lee Walker, Eva Rickard, Amy Stalmaster, Toby Palmer and Jim Rennie.


Barjons, 223 North 29th Street, showcases unique, unusual jewelry created by Lori Blaylock. Blaylock's jewelry is infused with meaning and symbolism, using copper, stone, leather, bone & horns, all intended to incorporate the sacred and the wild.

Beyond the Box, 724 - 1st Avenue North, hosts an array of artists in their unique converted warehouse space near Northern Broadcasting Co. and METRA. Live music, food trucks and a cash bar make for a festive evening!


Field House Annex, Coffeehouse and Bakery, 2501 Minnesota Avenue #4, hosts Karin Calabrese. Her exhibit, "In A Different Light" explores the Billings landscape in a narrative captured in daylight hours and after dark to reveal change and renewal.


Magpie Jewelry, 2702 - 2nd Avenue North make its downtown debut, bringing hand-made jewelry and accessories in metal and precious gems and original art. Magpie is nestled between Western Art Forum and Montana Studio and Gallery.


Qs Art and Framing, 1511 6th Avenue North, hosts a Growth through Art (GTA) benefit. Artist Karen L. Johnson and others, including GTA clients, show and sell their work. Quick Draw Portraits available for $50.00 plus raffle tickets with a drawing during the event.

Vintage Apothecary, 2823 - 3rd Avenue North, offers aromatic products and vintage items and showcases Rebecca Douglas Photography. Douglas, based in Billings, is a fitness instructor who has a keen eye for her subjects found in the natural world.


End of Season Member and One-Time Participant Lists.


Virginia A. Bryan, President

Artwalk Downtown Billings

2815 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101

406.696.7121 or 690.1662 (message or text)

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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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