Artwalk Downtown Billings
21st Season (2015-2016)


ALPHABETICAL LIST, CONTACT INFORMATION,
GALLERY NOTES and DIRECTIONS


Autumn Artwalk, Friday, October 2, 2015
5 – 9 p.m.

Galleries, museums, studios and other “art-worthy” venues listed below are in alphabetical order and open during the Summer Artwalk.

Season Members are open for all five Artwalks during the 21st Season. One-Time Participants, designated (OTP), are open for specific Artwalks and not throughout the season.

This list changes for each Artwalk, depending on the number of One-Time Participants.

INFORMATION AND GALLERY NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUTUMN ARTWALK ON October 2, 2015 WILL BE POSTED DURING THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER. YOU MAY ALSO "LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK TO RECEIVE UPDATES REGARDING PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUTUMN ARTWALK.


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Barjon's Books
233 North 29th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Susan Powell
phone: 406.252.4398
email: info@barjonsbooks.com
website: www.barjonsbooks.com

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

Barjon's Books,Music and Gifts celebrates the delightful, whimsical textile art of Cynde Williams. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. The exhibit entitled "Spiritual Threads" includes figures and surreal landscapes on silk and other fabrics using a variety of materials and dyes. Cynde Williams will be at Barjon's during Summer ArtWalk to talk to you about her work.



Better to Gather
2404 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Cassie LaGreca
phone: 312.206.8723 or 406.647.0835
email: bettertogather@gmail.com
website: bettertogather.com

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

Better to Gather (BTG) focuses on interactive artistic experiences for all ages. There will be demos for making salvaged art, macrame, and henna body art! At BTG, there's fun to be had for ArtWalkers of all ages. It's time to roll up your sleeves and try something new. BTG hosts SCRAP, a non-profit donation center for unwanted materials. SCRAP's goal is to sort, collect, organize, and re-purpose everyday refuse for re-use by community artists, teachers and others. You can make your own SCRAP art during Summer ArtWalk.

 

Henna by Ann will be at Trailhead Plaza adjacent to BTG to talk about her henna skin designs passed down from her mother. You're invited to meet Ann and learn of her journey and get your own henna art. Artist Katharine Jore has called Montana home for over 15 years. A college art student and stay at home mom, Katharine's mixed media work has been shown at the Brooklyn Art Library and at other locations across the United States. She will teach macrame designs at BTG during Summer ArtWalk.



Beyond the Box (OTP)
724 1st Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kristy Berkmoes
phone: 406.245.6981 or 406.208.8763
email: kristy@beyond-the-box.biz
website: beyond-the-box.biz

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

Beyond the Box, housed in an old brick warehouse on the east edge of Downtown Billings, features an eclectic array of art, music and food for Summer ArtWalk. Award-winner Andy Austin will show his photographs in the large gallery, complimented by nearly a dozen additional artists with smaller displays. Jason Jaynes creates live art, Terri Porta will do face painting and Dylan Petit shares his live music. Beer, wine and the I'm Cravin' BBQ food truck will be available on-site.


 



Billings Food Bank
2112 - Fourth Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Sheryl Shandy
phone: 406.259-2826
www.billingsfoodbank.com
email: foodbank@billingsfoodbank.com

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




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Catherine Louisa Gallery
103 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Catherine Louisa Eithier
phone: 406.670.7746
www.catherinelouisa.com
email: catherinelouisagallery@gmail.com

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

Catherine Louisa Gallery beats the buzzer and celebrates Cowboy Christmas with a Summer ArtWalk show that highlights three artists influenced by the light, action and colors of the rodeo. Artists include John Hull, Walter Piehl, Jr. and Gordon McConnell. The Cowboy Christmas gallery show opens on Thursday, July 30, 2015 with an artists' reception. Yee Haw! Paint 'em, cowboy!




Chinatown Art Gallery
Address: 2624 Minnesota Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Pete Herzog
phone: 406.371.1085
email: peteiii391@mcc.com

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

Chinatown Gallery presents "Viet Nam After 43 Years," a photographic memoir by Peter Herzog, photographer, for Summer ArtWalk. Herzog was born into an American military family stationed in Germany. An Army veteran, he served a tour of duty in Viet Nam. The exhibit features black and white personal photos from his tour of duty and a 2011 trip to Viet Nam when he returned as a tourist.

Herzog tries to "tell it like it is" through his photography. "The world we live in is not a perfect place," he writes. Other artists with work displayed at Chinatown Gallery during Summer ArtWalk include Ben Pease, Robert Martinez and Fred DeFauw..



Clark Marten Photography
2606 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Jessica Nobil
phone: 256-5555
email: jessica@clarkmarten.com
website: www.clarkmarten.com

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

Clark Marten Photography presents two special photographs by Clark Marten and welcomes Montana jewelry artisan, Elichai Fowler, for Summer ArtWalk. Clark Marten Photography is located at 2606 Montana Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

Clark Marten holds the Master Craftsman designation as a professional photographer. His keen, bold photography includes highly regarded studio work and outdoor photography. During ArtWalk, Marten will be on hand to discuss two unique photographs that appear to have a third dimension. The images are printed on reflective aluminum. A thin layer of acrylic pressed into the images give them an unusual "pop."

Elichai Fowler works from a studio in Livingston, Montana. He believes that jewelry is an art form and should withstand the test of time. Passionate about his craft, he creates custom designs with techniques that are seldom used or sometimes forgotten. He has clients around the globe. He works with rare gemstones and precious metals. In addition to his jewelry collection, Fowler's old-world tools will be displayed.



Crooked Line Studio (OTP)
3330 4th Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
Contact: Julie Durrett
phone: 927-8041
email: julie@crookedlinestudio.com
website: www.crookedlinestudio.com

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.

Crooked Line Studio offers Summer ArtWalkers the chance to enter a drawing for a free class at a later date. Artists Cassie Chapin and Brittany Stout will be painting during ArtWalk and show recently completed pieces. Chapin works in a variety of mediums. Stout works primarily with pastels. Both women are popular art teachers. Crooked Line Studio is located on the far western edge of the Downtown Billings perimeter in the former Judith Wallinder Insurance Agency building adjacent to Division Street. They will offer cool refreshments and live music.



CTA Architects Engineers
13 - North 23rd Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Brian Emmons
phone: 406.248.4755
email: briane@ctagroup.com
website: www.ctagroup.com

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

Billings artist Adriene Leahy Loveridge grew up on the outskirts of Billings along the border of the Crow Indian Reservation. She spent hours watching wild mustangs roam the lush pastures of the Pryor Mountains. She found music and magic in the solitude of the wide, open spaces which she;s carried into adulthood as her happiest of memories. Loveridge will be present to chat about her work; food and beverages will be served.




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del Alma Gallery & Studio
2507 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
contact: David Overturf
phone: 406.259.7755
email: info@delalmagallery.com
website: www.delalmagallery.com

Directions: One door west of Toucan Gallery on the 2500 block of Montana Avenue

del Alma Gallery & Studio welcomes artist Kevin Rose to Summer ArtWalk. A Billings resident, Kevin is a self-taught artist whose work is influenced by Theodore Waddell and Kira Fercho. While a teenager, Kevin did odd jobs at Waddell's Ryegate ranch and studio; it was there that Kevin's love of the creative process began. He and Fercho are long-time friends. Kevin's exhibit, entitled “Atmospheres,” highlights the artist's work in mixed media with color and texture. He works with paper and canvas with varnish, acrylics and glazes. del Alma will host a gallery opening on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. (one week prior to Summer ArtWalk). Photographs and digital prints by David Overturf, showing an array of people, places and objects in a variety of media, will also be on view


 

 

Downtown Billings Alliance (OTP)
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Virginia Bryan
phone: 406.696.7121
virginiab@downtownbillings.com
website: www.artwalkbillings.com

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

Michele Pedersen will be one of two guest artists at the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) Gallery during Summer ArtWalk. Pedersen is an emerging artist intent on enjoying her journey. Her photographs are framed with reclaimed barnwood made under the tutelage of her wood-working Dad. A spouse and mom, Pedersen is employed by First Interstate Bank Systems downtown. Her exhibit, entitled "Out of Its Element," captures nature behaving in unexpected ways.

Emily Drake is set to embark on an exploration of professional photography this fall at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Drake's interest in photography began in the 6th grade with a “point and shoot” camera from her grandmother. Drake dreams big. She hopes to travel the world as a photographer and capture the world's natural beauty through her camera lens.

Pedersen and Drake will be at the DBA to share the joy they find in photography. Refreshments will be served..





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First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ
310 North 27th Street
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Ed Barta (779.210.0016)
phone: 406.245-6477 (church office)
email: firstchurch@firstchurchbillings.org
website: firstchurchbillings.org

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

First Congregational Church UCC celebrates Summer ArtWalk with a children's sidewalk art activity and an exhibit by Kyle Ploehn. Kyle will be on hand to discuss his work displayed in the church narthex. A hometown guy, Kyle graduated from Northwest College of Art near Seattle, WA. Now back in Billings, he works as an artist, writer, illustrator and comic artist and mixes his mediums, particularly ink, pencil and digital prints. He paints with acrylics and watercolors and is currently writing and illustrating children's books. He creates a weekly comic strip and is at work on a number of fine art pieces.





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Gallery Interiors
2814 2nd Avenue North
contact: Joe Booth
phone: (406) 248-2001
email: info@galleryinteriorsmt.com
website: www.galleryinteriorsmt.com

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

Gallery Interiors welcomes Summer ArtWalkers to enjoy the evening viewing work by its many fine artists, including Bob Barlow, Joseph Booth, Dennis Boyd, Barbara Butler, Greg Eislein, Loren Entz, Connie Herberg, Jim LeBar, James Poulson, Jeff Schaezle, Kevin Showell, C. David Swanson, Tom Temple, Robert Tompkins, Joseph Trakimas and Susie Van Pelt..



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
email: conniedillonphoto@gmail.com

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

Connie Dillon evokes the playfulness of summer in her new painting, "Looking Back, Shining Forward." at Gallery Nine. Located on the second floor of the Carlin Hotel on Montana Avenue in ArtWalk's Historic Loop, Gallery Nine offers an eclectic mix of photography and paintings, cards and journals. Stop by and view Connie's new works!



Global Village
2720 3rd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101
www.globalvillagebillings.org
contact: Candace Forrette
406.259.3024
email: globalvillage@montana.net

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.

Global Village (on the Uptown Loop), hosts Rocky Mountain College Summer Art Academy. Students under the direction of Sally McIntosh (former Artwalk President) will display work created in classes taught by professional artists. Meet the young artists and view their work, say hello to Sally and enjoy summer refreshments!



Good Earth Market Apple Gallery
3024 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Vicki Van Buskirk
phone: 406.259.2622
email: vicki.vanbuskirk@goodearthmarket.coop
website: www.goodearthmarket.coop

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

Good Earth Market welcomes popular, pink-coifed portrait artist, Michele Dyk, to its Apple Gallery and Yellowstone Howard, a musical duo with Conor Urian and David Cleaves. Food and beverages will be part of GEM's Summer Artwalk event.




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Harry Koyama Fine Art
2509 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59102
contact: Harry Koyama
phone: 406.259.2261
email: harrykoyamafineart@gmail.com
website: harrykoyama.com

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

Harry Koyama continues to explore Montana's back country and her iconic denizens in his original oil paintings on display for Summer ArtWalk. Koyama is well-known known for his bobcats, grizzly bears, moose and other indigenous wildlife set against dramatic backgrounds. With the onset of the summer wildfire season, Koyama's intense, red backgrounds are especially evocative.




HeARTstrings Gallery
119 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Beth Regele
phone: 406.598.1956
email: heartstringsgallerymt@gmail.com

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

Cowboys and the community art challenge, I (heart) Montana, are headliners at HeARTstrings Gallery, just off 2nd Avenue North at North 29th Street, for Summer ArtWalk. Artist Lee Walker grew up in Montana's outdoors and wild places. Owning and riding horses deeply influences her work. Walker is intrigued by how images appear after she observes, then remembers, a scene and her hand re-creates it on canvas.

Community art challenge participants were given a piece of wood in the shape of Montana; each artist used his or her medium of choice to express love for the “Treasure State.” HeARTstrings displays affordable, original work from over 30 artists and craftspeople. Many will unveil new works. Refreshments will be served.




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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
email: jason@jamcomics.com
website: www.jasonjam.com

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

"The Watcher" by Jason Jam will be on view during Summer ArtWalk at Jason Jam Gallery, located on the second floor of the historic Carlin Hotel on Montana Avenue. The new exhibit, "Witches and Watercolors," is created from a watercolor palette of only two colors: Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine. Jason Jam has created compelling landscapes inspired by fantasy and the stunning beauty of the Beartooth Mountains where the artist often hikes and sketches. New comics by Jason Jam and colorful mandalas by Wendy Jam are also showing.



JENS GALLERY & DESIGN (OTP)

Address: 2822/2824 - 3rd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Connie Jens
email: designsbyjens@gmail.com
Phone Number: 406 697 0153

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

Jens Gallery & Design celebrates Summer ArtWalk with a new show, "KENNY AND CHRIS - A PAIRING." The show opens with an artists' reception on the night of ArtWalk on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 9. Mixed media artists Kenny Alefteras and Chris Romine have shown jointly on two previous occasions at Jens Gallery. This show is up through August.

Kenny works with glass, usually fused glass, which he combines with metal, wood, and a mix of materials gleaned from construction sites. His wall art and sculptural pieces are inventive and intriguing. He lives and works in Billings.

Chris, who "likes to focus on the process," uses a variety of textures, strong colors, gold leaf and acrylics on canvas to express personal images drawn from nature. Her work ranges from playful to meditative and often suggests "freedom in flight" as a recurring theme. Originally from Billings, she now lives in Bellingham, Washington and exhibits her work throughout the Northwest.




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Kennedy’s Stained Glass
2923 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld
phone: 406.245.3788
email: susan@kennedysstainedglass.com
website: www.kennedysstainedglass.com

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

Susan Sommerfeld Kennedy and her artisans reveal the fascinating and fragile process involved in stained glass restoration during Summer ArtWalk. You can watch stained glass repair and restoration in progress and view recently completed restorations on several century old windows. Many of the historic and vintage stained glass restorations are available for purchase.



Kim and Eddy's
2413 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kim Kennedy or Edna Atwood
phone: 406.850.4036
email: kimandeddys@gmail.com
website: kimandeddys.com

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

Kim and Eddy's, always a colorful, cheerful ArtWalk venue, hosts “Artful Creations,” highlighting a musician and two artists new to its repertoire. Kim and Eddy's will offer summer refreshments for ArtWalkers.

Keaton Wray, or "XEFSketch" on Soundcloud, has played music since age six and producing tracks for five years. Music is his second language. His musical tastes are eclectic, ranging from relaxing and melodic to gnarly and bass driven. Keaton will entertain at Kim & Eddy’s during Summer ArtWalk.

Fabric artist Phyllis Wray is inspired by antique engravings, etchings, lithographs, and photographs. Working under the name GreenLeaf Artworks, Phyllis creates giclee prints, images on cotto and silk and other textile designs for quilts, pillows and purses. Many of her one-of-a kind pieces are embellished with antique beads, buttons and lace and hand embroidery gathered during her travels across Europe.

Dawson Schraudner of Drawbar Designs specialies in rustic and reclaimed art and furniture that ranges from bottle cap openers to benches. Many pieces feature uniquely Montana designs.



Kismet Fine Rugs (OTP)
224 North Broadway
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Kastina Benoit
phoneL 406.200.7291
email: billings@kismetrugs.com
website: kismetrugs.com

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

Kismet Fine Rugs invites Summer Artwalk visitors to “walk all over” its fabulous collection of fine rugs. Kismet had a great response during Spring ArtWalk. It was so much fun that Kismet will participate again.




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Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa
2701 - 1st Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Sharli Kiner
email: sharli@limbertreeyogastudio.com
phone: 406.850.0460

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

Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa hosts visionary Montana artist Elizabeth Anne Shumaker and her exhibit “White Lotus Visions” to Summer ArtWalk. Shumaker has been painting since her teens; her images manifests her interest in spirituality and energy. Daily meditation practice and Buddhist teachings inspire Shumaker's art and her work as a Reiki healer and massage therapist with Creative Healing Inc. in Billings. Visit www.whitelotusvisions.com or www.creativehealinginfo.com.

Shumaker writes "… (m)y art is very much a part of my spiritual growth. The process of creating art is, for me about discovery... Each of my paintings is a reflection of a teaching, a realization, a transmission, a dream or a story that I have received ..."

Limber Tree Yoga Studio and Spa is between Walkers Grill and the Northern Hotel on 1st Avenue North. Wine and appetizers will be served.




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


"Montana Lake" by Billings artist Ev Bergeron is one of several works to be exhibited by Billings Art Association at McCormick Cafe for Summer ArtWalk. BAA is an organization of 110 area artists committed to mutual support, the exchange of art information and member education. Several mediums will be represented in the exhibit, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and photography. Food and beverages will be served. BAA artists will be on hand to greet the public and discuss their work and the organization..




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Northern Hotel
19 North Broadway
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Dawn Brown
phone: 406.867-6756
email: dawn.brown@northernhotel.com
www.northernhotel.com

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

The historic Northern Hotel hosts a three potters, two jewelers a painter and a photographer in its “cowboy meets contemporary” lobby during Summer ArtWalk.

Cassy Crafton Kramer of 504 Pottery began her artistic journey at MSU Billings. She worked in various cities as a writer and marketer before coming home to Billings with her young family. In 2010, she established a home-based pottery studio where she creates functional pottery, including her popular and colorful 406 mugs.

Tana Patterson is also a Billings potter and MSU Billings arts graduate. Like Kramer, she focuses on functional pottery that is food safe, as well as kitchen friendly. She has MFA in Ceramics and Painting from Texas Tech University.

Wayne Small operates Rockin’ 7 Pottery from his horse ranch in central Montana. Clay for his pots is hand extracted, 100% Montana clay with no added minerals. He prides himself on using local materials, including plant/tree ashes and found objects.

Lori Miller presents her jewelry made with beadwork and natural seeds and her hand-made, vintage inspired aprons. Cindy Lou Smith displays her unique, exquisite jewelry made with gemstones, gold and silver. Photographer Renata Haidle will show fine art prints from photographs taken during her around the world travels. Karen L. Johnson, a popular landscape artist and generous contributor to several non-profit art events, will also be at the Northern Hotel with new works.





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Prodigal Gallery
2500 block of Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Penelope Strong
email: ps18rabbits@gmail.com

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


 



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

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

Pug Mahon's and Bill “Mac” MacIntyre have been instrumental in the creation of Billings' Art Alley, located adjacent to its premises. New works appear daily in Art Alley from an array of graffiti artists, both newcomers and experienced. Weekends are the best times to see artists at work. Art Alley has become a popular photo shoot location.




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

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

Q's Art Shop and Gallery features four large watercolors by Jean Mehlhaff from her project entitled “Visit to the World Trade Center (WTC) Site 2003” The project evokes the personal and universal narrative of the WTC disaster; it took over two years to complete and is based upon photographs and correspondence and telephone calls between the artist and construction workers at the site. Mehlhaff presents a gallery talk at 7:00 p.m. and will answer questions. Mehlhaff has lived in Billings for three decades, but she grew up in Queens, New York. She was acknowledged by Yellowstone Art Museum as its “2014 Docent of the Year,” and is a much-loved member of the Billings art community and Billings Art Association.

Author Susan W. Lyons will sign copies of her book, Sea Dogs (and a Cat). Lyons wrote and illustrated the book written for youngsters ages 6 to 9.




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Sandstone Gallery
2913 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
contact: Jennifer Baretta
phone: 406.256.5837 or 406.671.3191
website: www.sandstonegallery.org
email: jen@jensstudiogallery.com

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

Sandstone Gallery hosts a reception to recognize two of its gallery artists, Jennifer Baretta and Leo Olson, and guest artist Nellie Israel. Sandstone Gallery, an artist-owned and operated gallery, celebrates 15 years of operation.

Jennifer Baretta has a BFA from the University of Wyoming. Working with clay and glazes is her favorite activity. Her pots are subjected to numerous firings to build up and blend layers of glaze in order to create a watercolor-like result. She unveils new work during Summer ArtWalk. Billings artist, Leo Olson, known for his large scale sculptures on the exterior of Billings Senior High and on the grounds of the Good Shepard in front of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, will present work in several mediums. Guest artist, Nellie Israel, works primarily in watercolor; her work reflects her love of the Montana landscape. Israel's work will be shown through August. She extends a special invitation to her Billings friends to stop by during Summer ArtWalk.




Stephen Haraden Studio
2911 Second Avenue North #235
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Stephen Haraden
phone: 406-259-9160
email: shara@bresnan.net

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

Downtown studio artist Stephen Haraden continues to cut up and incorporate pieces from flood-damaged paintings into his new work. Stop by to see what's new on his studio walls and talk to Steve about his effort to salvage what's old and create anew.




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Tambo Studio & Gallery
2921 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
www.tambostudio-gallery.com
phone: 406.860.9336

Tambo Studio & Gallery joins the member roster for the remainder of ArtWalk's 21st Season. Located at 2921 - 2nd Avenue North, Tambo's first show, "Art for a Cause," blends a sense of mission with colorful artwork of African life and landscape. A percentage of sales goes toward humanitarian efforts in Uganda. Stop by to say hello and welcome them to Summer ArtWalk!


 

Tompkins Fine Art
2511 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
contact: Gayle Tompkins
phone: 406.860.3869
email: gayletompkins@aol.com
website: www.tompkinsfineart.com

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

Tompkins Fine Art welcomes Great Falls artist, Brenda Wolf, and her lovely bovines, Carlton and Louise. Also highlighted are area artists Jerry Inman and Robert Tompkins and potter Tana Patterson. Smaller works by Janet Bedford, Connie Herberg, Thomas English, Shirley Wempner, Neil Patterson, Sarah Morris, Bonnie Zahn Griffith, Patricia Griffin, Diana Mysse and Diane Greenwood are on view. Tompkins Fine Art offers music, snacks and beverages during Summer ArtWalk



Toucan Gallery
2505 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
contacts: Allison O'Donnell
phone: 406.252.0122
email: toucan@toucanarts.com
website: www.toucanarts.com

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

Toucan Arts Gallery welcomes Billings artist, Betina Johnson. Seasonal food and beverages will be served. Toucan is the “birthplace” of ArtWalk Downtown Billings.

Johnson works in mixed-media, but her interest in art began in girlhood. Now, with children raised and looking forward to retirement, Johnson has resumed her artistic pursuits. She's found that her long-dormant creative spark was easily re-ignited and her passion for art-making seems endless, resulting in art pieces that are as big and bold as a Montana summer. Her recent works, both brightly colored and whimsical, incorporate recycled materials and layers of paint. Johnson believes her work reflects and expresses the layers of her life and her art.




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

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

If you love trains, then the Underground Culture Krew (UCK) ought to be your first Summer ArtWalk stop. Its "Montana Rail Ink" show includes artists from USA, Canada, and Mexico. The show features hand painted model trains and other art works representing the freight train graffiti culture. There will be excellent music by DJ Benefit, giveaways throughout the evening, plus new work from UCK's regular gallery artists.


 

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Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
contact: Dixie Yelvington
phone: 406-256-6804 x224
email: artinfo@artmuseum.org
Website: www.artmuseum.org

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

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) invites Artwalk visitors to participate in its exhibit, “Art in Action,” an ever-changing exhibit that highlights the creativity efforts of museum visitors of all ages on its walls. Also showing is The Botanical Series by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker. YAM hosts entries from the Billings Architectural Association’s “Celebrate Architecture” Design Competition. Local photographer, Paul Whiting, will be on hand in the Consignment Gallery to discuss his work. Other artists in the Consignment Gallery include James Poulson, Neil Jussila, Nick Lamb, Steve Haraden, Charles Ringer, Carol Welch, Victoria Franck Wetsch, Brian Scott, and Edward Barta. Free admission. Live music by Wes Urbaniak at Jam at the YAM. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and renewals.




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Virginia A. Bryan, President

Artwalk Downtown Billings

2815 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101

406.696.7121

virginiab@downtownbillings.com

www.artwalkbillings.com

 

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ArtWalk Downtown Billings is a self-guided event.

Contact:  Virginia Bryan, President
virginiab@downtownbillings.com
406.696.7121

ArtWalk Downtown Billings
Downtown Billings Alliance
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
www.artwalkbillings.com

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