ArtWalk Downtown Billings


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Please check back later for a list of participating galleries during Spring Artwalk, May 1, 2015. 


The following venues participated in the Winter Artwalk on February 6, 2015:


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Anderson Art Studio and Gallery

2706 Minnesota Avenue

Billings, MT 59101



Contact: Laura Anderson Morledge


Anderson Art Studio and Gallery brightens Minnesota Avenue during Winter ArtWalk with work presented by six Billings area artists. Part of the Rural Yellowstone Cohort Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) and a project of the Montana Arts Council, the artists, all women, include: Dana Zier (oils), Dixie Yelvington, Jennette Rasch, Terri Porta, Bonnie Eldredge (landscapes) and Laura Marie Anderson (portraits). MAP helps artists develop a sustainable business in art and creates an artist network to address isolation in rural areas.


Walking Directions: Second business on the left at the west corner of Minnesota Avenue and South 27th Street.


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Billings Food Bank

2112 - Fourth Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101


Contact: Sheryl Shandy


Located at the corner of North 21st Street on 4th Avenue North.


Billings Open Studio

2814 - 2nd Avenue North, Suite C

Billings, Montana 59101


contact: Ted Kim


MIXX9, a collaborative, curated exhibit by nine regional and contemporary artists, offers a unique view of different disciplines, media and forms at Billings Open Studio (BOS). BOS is always a lively, provocative Artwalk venue. 

Curated by Jane Waggoner Deschner, and showing for one night only, MIXX9 includes work by Mark Earnhart and Tracy Linder (sculpture), Jon Lodge and Jane Waggoner Deschner (mixed media), David Knobel and Neltje (painting), Jodi Lightner (drawing) and Patrick Smith and Sarah Knobel (photography).  Neltje is from Wyoming. All others are working artists from Billings.


Walking Directions: Billings Open Studio is on the third floor of the Kress Building. Next door to the Babcock Theatre and above Cricket, its access is at the rear of the building.



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Catherine Louisa Gallery

103 North Broadway

Billings, MT 59101



contact: Catherine Eithier


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


Chinatown Art Gallery

Address: 2645 Minnesota Avenue, Billings, MT 59101

Phone Number:

contact: Pete Herzog


Robert Martinez (Northern Arapahoe) joins Alaina Buffalo Spirit (Northern Cheyenne) and Ben Pease (Crow and Northern Cheyenne) at the Chinatown Gallery for an exciting showing of contemporary American Indian art. The trio incorporate traditional images, myth and tribal Indian traditions to address contemporary and historic issues. Martinez uses air brush techniques with acrylic and pencil drawings. Buffalo Spirit works on ledger pape; Pease works in acrylic and mixed media. Other artists for Winter ArtWalk include Elena Larson (felted wool), Dan and Tammi Capron and Peter Herzog (photography).


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


Clark Marten Photography

2606 Montana Avenue

Billings, Montana 59101

contact: Rudi Marten

phone: 256-5555

email: or


Walking Instructions: Located on Montana Avenue east of North 27th Street, on the south side of the street.


CTA Architects Engineers

13 - North 23rd Street

Billings, Montana 59101

contact: Brian Emmons



CTA Architects Engineers showcases AIA student works during the Winter ArtWalk. This exhibit, shown at CTA's Helena office and at Cheever Hall on the MSU's Bozeman campus, includes presentation boards, models and photographs retained by the MSU School of Architecture from student works created during the 2014 school year.

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



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Downtown Billings Alliance

2815 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101


contact: Virginia Bryan


Eight creative women, self-titled “604,” debut their collective work at the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) during Winter Artwalk. Bonded by their shared creative drive, each artist has her own style, medium and approach.


Artists and their work include: Lynne Thorpe's large, surrealistic landscapes in oil; Carol Welch's colorful, abstract watercolors on canvas; Brownie Snyder's "The Lesser Ruins" encaustic series; and Carrie Hannah Sharp's new functional and decorative pottery. 

Scotta Anderson's paintings " capture a sense of the quiet and solitude hidden and unnoticed in the everyday." Julie Pederson's graphite drawings find the 'extraordinary' in the 'ordinary.' Lisa Hall ventures into new territory with several playful encaustics. Susan Stone exhibits her "Los Santos Negros" abstract series based upon historic events. 


Walking Directions: DBA is one-half block west of Skypoint on 2nd Avenue North. It is next to the new Pita Pit.


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Gallery Interiors

2814 2nd Avenue North

(406) 248-2001

contact: Joe Booth


Gallery Interiors will open at its new location, 2814 2nd Avenue North, for Winter Artwalk. Most recently, this location was home to Bottega Clothing. Before Bottega, it was Nicholas Fine Art Gallery, where many of the artists now showing at Gallery Interiors, began their careers. It is a terrific space with tall ceilings and a mezzanine to showcase fine art and lovely home furnishings. Stop by to check out the new digs! Congratulations, Gallery Interiors! We wish you and your artists the best in your new location.


Walking Instructions: 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

Connie Dillon introduces a playful new series reminiscent of simpler, long, warm summer days as she explores the color, light reflections and intricacies of “cat-eye” marbles in several works displayed in her cozy gallery on the second floor of the Carlin Hotel.

Girlwood Gallery

Melissa Burns

111 North 30th Street, Suite 221

Billings, MT 59101

phone: 406.860.2541


Melissa Burns inaugurates her new studio, Girlwood, during the Winter ArtWalk. Melissa features wood burning, or pyrography, in her art. She draws each piece on wood, burns it and finishes with a stain or color accent. Pieces include jewelry, signs, functional items, and just about anything made of wood.


Girlwood is in the middle of the block between 1st and 2nd Avenues North on North 30th Street. It is one-half block south of Kennedy's Stained Glass, above the soon-to-be open Art House Cinema.


Global Village

2720 3rd Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101



contact: Candace Forrette


The Potter's Guild of MSU Billings, a student ceramic organization, comes downtown during Winter ArtWalk to show and sell its functional and sculptural pottery at Global Village. Global Village guarantees a festive ArtWalk event, no matter the weather.


Walking 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.


Good Earth Market's Apple Gallery

3024 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101

contact: Vicki Van Buskirk



Apple Gallery at Good Earth Market welcomes Carol Lindahl Murray and her mixed media works to ArtWalk. Murray collects vintage and lot photos, paints over them and them embellishes them with beadwork. Her titles come from notations on the backs of the photos. The emerging images bring other cultures alive and tell stories in a fresh, new way.


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


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Harry Koyama Fine Art

2509 Montana Avenue


contact: Harry Koyama


Harry Koyama Fine Art unveils new canvas giclee prints and new original paintings by Harry Koyama during Winter ArtWalk.


Harry Koyama Fine Art is located between Toucan Gallery and Tompkins Fine Art on Montana Avenue. 


HeARTstrings Gallery

119 North 29th Street

Billings, MT 59101

phone: 406.598.1956


contact: Beth Regele


HeARTstrings Gallery makes it downtown debut with a small works show centered around February's theme of love. The show includes paintings by a range of community artists, from youth to seasoned. Each artist received the same canvas; the only given instruction was to include a heart in the composition.


HeArtstrings is located on North 29th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue North, just next door to Brockel's Chocolates on the east side of the street.



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Jason Jam Gallery

The Carlin Hotel Building

2501 Montana Avenue, Suite 7

Billings, Montana 59101



contact: Jason Jam


Jason Jam continues his pursuit of wit and whimsy with new illustrations in his popular, "Still Friends?" series. The series chronicles the unintentional destruction caused by a giant robot attempting to play the games that his small human friend enjoys. New ink and watercolor comics and new watercolor paintings are also displayed. .


Walking instructions: 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


Phone Number: 406 697 0153


Jens Gallery & Design showcases the drawings of Billings artist Gerald Kindsfather with an opening artist reception during Winter ArtWalk. Kindsfather is described as a minimalist who knows how to "take a line for a walk." His exhibit, “Four Lines To A Lady,” captures the essence of the female form with pen, pencil, or charcoal and very few lines. “The challenge," he says, "is to make what's hard to do look very easy,”


Walking Instructions: One-half block west of the Alberta Bair Theatre on 3rd Avenue North in the Behner Building near Barjon’s.



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Kennedy’s Stained Glass

2923 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, MT 59101



contact: Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld


Kennedy's Stained Glass introduces lovely Valentine hearts and new, exciting mosaics at Winter Artwalk!


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



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McCormick Cafe

2419 Montana Avenue


Contact: Bill Arbizanni


Walking Instructions: McCormick Cafe' is on the corner of 24th Street and Montana Avenue across from the Depot Parking Lot.


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Northern Hotel

19 North Broadway

Billings, Montana 59101

867-6756 (Dawn Brown)


Winged horse bowls, enameled cherry pit jewelry, photos on metal, horse ranch clay teapots and other eclectic works are part of the Northern Hotel's Winter ArtWalk roundup hosted in the hotel's historic lobby. Artists include: potters Cassy Crafton Kramer (504 Pottery), Tana Patterson and Wayne Smily (Rockin' xxxx Pottery), photographer Ashley Prange (Sadfish Creative) and jewelers Lori Miller (Cherry Pit Jewelry) and Cindy Lou Smith (Stillwater Spirits).  Also on display are landscapes by Karen Johnson.


Walking Instructions: One block south of SkyPoint at North Broadway and 1st Avenue North.




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Prohibition Clothiers

118 North Broadway

Billings, MT 59101

contact: Jason Huertas


Billings photographer, Eric M. Jones, makes his downtown debut at Winter ArtWalk. Many of his photographs, whether landmarks or commonplace, are set against the vast and majestic Montana blue sky.


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.


Pug Mahon’s

3011 - 1st Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101

Phone: 259-4190

email: n/a


contact: Bill McIntyre

Walking directions: Walk west from the Northern Hotel on First Avenue North to North 31st Street. Pug Mahon's is on the north side of the street before you reach the alley.



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Sandstone Gallery

2913 2nd Avenue North

Billings, MT 59101

406. 256.5837



contact: Jennifer Baretta


Sandstone Gallery celebrates Powell, Wyoming photographer, Pat Honstain, to its cadre of artists. Honstain is a life-long Wyoming resident who spends "a good portion of her time wandering its back roads in search of images." Her work is "guided by light, inspired by color and captured by texture and and shape.“

Walking Directions: Two blocks east of SkyPoint on 2nd Avenue North between Stephen Haraden Studio and Kennedy Stained Glass.


Stephen Haraden Studio

2911 Second Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101


Contact: Stephen Haraden

phone: 671-9662


Stephen Haraden continues to "cut 'em up" and "glue some together" to create new images at his working studio. Always affable and animated, Stephen looks forward to talking with you about his works in progress and showing selected "keeper" paintings from the series "How I got to this point."


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



The Carlin Hotel, 2501 Montana Avenue, Suite 8

Billings, Montana 59101


Contact: Susan Germer


Susan Germer's working studio and gallery are on the second floor of the historic Carlin Hotel at 2501 Montana Avenue. Her neighbors are Jason Jam Gallery and Gallery Nine @ connie dillon fine art.



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Tompkins Fine Art

2511 Montana Avenue

Billings, Montana 59101



Contact: Gayle Tompkins


Tompkins Fine Art features the vibrant, colorful work of Montana artist, Sarah Morris. Now living in Ennis, Morris continues to hold a loyal fan base in Billings, her former home. For Morris, "nothing is so natural and comfortable as a paint brush in her hands." Look carefully at her work and you will see the influence of Kevin Red Star, one of her early mentors. 

Also showing at Tompkins Fine Art is Powell, Wyoming artist,Janet Bedford. Bedford relocated to Powell to follow her childhood dream to live in the west. The west still captures her imaginative spirit. Her focus, she says, “changes often like the ever changing light on the vast terrain." 


Walking Directions: Iin the middle of the 2500 block on Montana Avenue, next to Harry Koyama Fine Art.


Toucan Gallery

2505 Montana Avenue

Billings, MT 59101


contact: Allison O’Donnell


The Toucan, birthplace of Artwalk Downtown Billings, mixes art, music and recycling in its presentation of the music duo, Plots and Rocks, for Winter Artwalk. Artisans and musicians, Mark and Erica Millard, perform spirited selections from folk, to Americana and bluegrass, on guitar,mandolin and other one of a kind instruments made from cigar boxes, cookie tins and wine boxes.


Walking directions: On Montana Avenue between North 25th and North 26th.


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Yellowstone Art Museum

401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101



contact: Dixie Yelvington, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator

406-256-6804 x224


Silent and Live Auction items for YAM's Art Auction 47 are up for Winter ArtWalk. Work included in the Art Auction 47 include Carol Hagan's "Head Honcho," Kevin Red Star's "Little Hawk," and Arin Waddell's "Poppy and Polka Dots #2." Works by Billings Public Schools 5th graders are showing in the Young Artists Gallery and works from the Montana Women's Prison art program are also on view. Free admission, music and refreshments and a complimentary drink for new YAM members during ArtWalk.

YAM is on the corner of North 27th Street and 4th Avenue North. The Visible Vault is located behind the YAM on North 26th Street.


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Underground Culture Krew

Phone Number: 406-969-2272

Contact: Tyson Middle


Ten members of the Underground Culture Krew (UCK) will show their work at the Winter Artwalk. Weather permitting, there may be some live art as well. Gallery artists include: Crystal Rieker (canvas), Jenna Martin and Ellen Kuntz (photography), Gloria Mang (fused glass) and Tina Jensen (pottery). Five area graffiti artists are also featured.


Walking Directions: UCK is located on the west side of North 29th Street between Montana Avenue and 1st Avenue North.


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Virginia A. Bryan, President

Artwalk Downtown Billings

2815 - 2nd Avenue North

Billings, Montana 59101


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Friday, May 1, 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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