ArtWalk Downtown Billings - 22nd Season (2016-2017)


Spring ArtWalk Downtown Billings
Friday, August 5, 2016 5 – 9 p.m.

Galleries, museums, studios and other “art-worthy” venues are listed alphabetically with gallery notes where available.

Season Members are open for all five ArtWalks (unless otherwise noted). One-Time Participants, designated (OTP), are open for specific events. All sites are located in downtown Billings, 59101.

This list is for Summer ArtWalk on Friday, August 5, 2016, 5 – 9 p.m. The list changes for each event.

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Artists Anonymous Studio and Gallery

111 North 30th, Suite 224
contact: Jill Jussila

Lisa Heather Knutson joins Artists Anonymous for Summer ArtWalk. Knutson describes herself as a "process painter, working from the inside out." She often paints in the abstract, using colors, shapes and lines from the natural world. Artists Anonymous is above the Art House Cinema on North 30th Street.

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Billings Food Bank
2112 - Fourth Avenue North
contact: Sheryl Shandy

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Cassie Crafton Kramer, 504 Square Feet, LLP
The Carlin Hotel Building #10
2701 Montana Avenue
contact: Cassy Crafton Kramer

Downtown Loop

Clark Marten Photography
2606 Montana Avenue
contact: Jessica Nobil

Closed for Summer ArtWalk. Watch for their listing in the Autumn ArtWalk on October 7, 2016.

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del Alma Gallery & Studio
2507 Montana Avenue
contact: David Overturf

del Alma Gallery & Studio features the photography of owner, David Overturf, and invited guest artists. The building, which once housed the historic St. Louis Cafe, is itself a work of art. It contains a mix of vintage exposed brick, skylights, tin ceilings and contemporary updates.

Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA)
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
contact: Virginia Bryan

Katrina Kinnan, Winnett Public Schools' K-12 art teacher, instructs her students in basic art skills amid vast landscapes, farm machinery and livestock. In Winnett, art education is mandatory for all students. Her personal art work, consisting of detailed drawings, storybook illustrations and brightly colored paintings, is up at DBA during Summer ArtWalk.

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First Congregational Church UCC
310 North 27th Street
contact: Edward Barta

Dan Williams, co-creator of the lush, lovely DanWalt gardens, shows photographs he's taken during international travels. Dan will attend to chat with visitors. Food, beverages and “Quintessential,” a music group comprised of church members and friends, will create a delightful evening in the historic church narthex.

For the Funk of It

14 South 27th Street
contact: Tammy Fletcher

Catch the fun at For the Funk of It where the inventory, from a variety of artist/vendors, is colorful, creative, crafty, upcycled and repurposed. From barnwood to metal and from mahogany to tin, For the Funk of It sells everything from locally made bath and body products to old pianos turned into garden fountains.

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Gallery Interiors
2814 2nd Avenue North
contact: Joe Booth or

Four life-sized horses painted by five well-known area artists will be corralled at Gallery Interiors for Summer ArtWalk. "Angel Horses of a Different Color,” an exhibit featuring the work of Carol Hagan, Kevin Red Star, Kira Fercho, Lance Johnson and Dawn Ness, can be seen at Gallery Interiors before the horses are auctioned to benefit Angel Horses, Inc.

Gallery Nine @ connie dillon fine art
The Carlin Hotel Building #9
2501 Montana Avenue
contact: Connie Dillon

Connie Dillon fine art features a selection of paintings, “We’re Rockin’ Rain or Shine” to celebrate joyful COLOR during Summer ArtWalk. Small to large scale works will be on hand, as will a selection of hand-made cards, journals and notebooks. 

Global Village
2720 3rd Avenue North
contact: Candace Forrette

Young artists from the 16th Annual Summer Art Academy at Rocky Mountain College present their work in several mediums at Global Village. The week-long Academy was directed by Sally McIntosh. Students, who will attend, were mentored by professional artists. Goodies will be served.

Good Earth Market's Apple Gallery
3024 2nd Avenue North
contact: Vicki Van Buskirk

Margaret Myhre, best known for her fabric art, presents a collection of 12 small, bold paintings that reflect on personal friendships, affection and pleasure. Self-described as a “colorist,”Myhre notes that “painting is a challenge for me because the medium demands a deeper focus and expression.” Also showing will be a color wheel of shibori dyed scarves created by Myhre and fellow artist, Diane Teske Harris.

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Harry Koyama Fine Art
contact: Harry Koyama
2509 Montana Avenue

Harry Koyama's
impressionist paintings are vivid, colorful and full of movement and emotion. Former U.S. Senator Max Baucus selected Koyama's work to represent Montana in the international Art in the Embassies program. An enigmatic Koyama grizzly bear hangs in the University of Montana Student Union Center. Take the time to meet Harry. He's an affable and approachable artist.


In the Ever Now (OTP)
contact: Krista Pasini
2905 Montana Avenue

Presenting live performance art, In the Ever Now pushes the boundaries of the expected. Local and visiting artists share in a creative exchange of shared themes and contemporary story-telling at sites in ArtWalk's four loops. Check this site for performance locations and times:

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Jason Jam Gallery
The Carlin Hotel Building #7
2501 Montana Avenue
contact: Jason Jam

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Kennedy's Stained Glass
2923 - Second Avenue North
contact: Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld

Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld
is an expert at all things involving stained glass. She and her craftsman staff restore vintage church windows and create new ones with contemporary designs. She incorporates stained glass into concrete park benches and looks for unexpected ways that stained glass can be advanced as an art form. During ArtWalk, visitors can see works in progress as well as finished works.

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Limber Tree Yoga Studio
212 North 29th Street
contact: Sharli Kiner

“Stories Yet Untold,” on view at Limber Tree Yoga Studio, is Renata Haidle's exhibit of fine art prints from travels in photogenic Paris. Her images will transport you to the heart of Paris and its cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes, where lovers walk hand in hand and vibrantly colored doors stand slightly ajar, all revealing emotions and stories yet to be told. Come meet Renata and discover Paris as seen through her camera lens.

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Tyler Murphy, Montana Gallery and Studio
2710 - 2nd Avenue North
contact: Tyler Murphy
Phone: 406.672.9605

Tyler Murphy recently opened his Montana Gallery & Studio next to Ebon Coffee Collective on Second Avenue North. His painting studio is on the mezzanine ; the main floor gallery shows Murphy's work alongside work by other emerging regional artists.

McCormick Cafe
2419 Montana Avenue
contact: Bill Arbizzani

Ev Bergeron's "Casablanca Lily" hangs in the McCormick Cafe aside work by members of the Billings Art Association (BAA) during Summer ArtWalk. BAA artists will be present to sell and discuss their work. The show remains up for August and September.

Mann Mortgage
2511 Montana Avenue
contact: Greg Ando

Kira Fercho and Kevin Rose are Mann Mortgage guest artists for Summer ArtWalk. Fercho and Rose paint together and critique one another's work. The duo opened Western Art Forum, a downtown contemporary western art gallery in June.

"This show is very much about friendship,” said Fercho. “I couldn't have found a better side kick."

A percentage of sales goes to to Spare Change for Real Change (SCRC), a project of the Downtown Billings Alliance. SCRC funds programs that alleviate homelessness and chronic inebriation in the city's core.

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Prodigal Gallery
2517 Montana Avenue
contact: Penelope Strong

Attorney Penelope Strong opens her Montana Avenue law office during ArtWalk events to host selected artists (including some attorneys!).

Pug Mahons
3011 - 1st Avenue North
Bill “Mac” MacIntyre
Downtown Loop

Art Alley is located west of Pug Mahons, a popular downtown pub and eatery. Pugs' proprietor, Bill “Mac” MacIntyre was instrumental in the creation of Art Alley between 1st and 2nd Avenues North. Graffiti art changes frequently.

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Sandstone Gallery
2913 - 2nd Avenue North
contact: Jennifer Baretta
406.256.5837 or 671.3191

Guest artists Peggy Nerud and Mary Knapp present a collaborative show of steel and glass at Sandstone Gallery. Nerud's steel pieces are salvaged from area farms and ranches; Knapp adds fused glass. The two have worked together for over five years, with studios separated by 200+ miles. Gallery artists featured are Madelein Bladow (watercolor and oils) and Louise Payovich (pastels).

SCRaP in Billings
21 South 29th Street
contact: Tammy Zemliska

Angie Sellars, award-winning artist from (Roundup), Montana, shows new work and paints portraits as part of the fun and festivities of Summer ArtWalk. There will be food and music, along with a splatter wall, face-painting and other creative, family-friendly activities

Stephen Haraden Studio
2911 Second Avenue North #235
contact: Stephen Haraden

Stephen Haraden departs from previous works exploring the human form to focus on shape and color in Montana landscapes. He works with acrylics and cut up paintings. Stop by and chat with Stephen, Suite #235 Behner Building, east of Sandstone Gallery.

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Terakedis Fine Art
112 N. Broadway, Suite B
contact: Zack Terakedis

The celebratory grand opening weekend for Terakedis Fine Art begins during Summer ArtWalk. The gallery exhibits emerging and established artists from the Northern Rockies and High Plains region. It strives to provide greater exposure for the region's artists, enhance the region's art market and develop and support a new generation of art collectors. Welcome to ArtWalk!

Toucan Gallery

2505 Montana Avenue
contact: Allison O'Donnell or Marc Sanderson

Toucan, the birthplace of ArtWalk Downtown Billings, welcomes new artists for Summer ArtWalk, including April Hale (hand-crafted jewelry), Annie Bailey (illustration and photography) and Karen Tanner (acrylic paintings). Seasonal refreshments, attending artists, and an expected capacity crowd create an always fun evening at Toucan.
Tompkins Fine Art
2501 Montana Avenue #4
contact: Bob or Gayle Tompkins
406.860.3859 or 406.860.3869

New works by award-winning artist, Robert Tompkins, are up at Tompkins Fine Art for Summer ArtWalk. Tompkins is known for his impressionist florals and landscapes. Located in a small suite on the second floor of the Carlin Hotel, aside four other niche galleries, Tompkins Fine Arts offers art pieces by local artists in a variety of mediums.

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Underground Culture Krew
19 North 29th Street
contact: Tyson Middle
Downtown Loop

Underground Culture Krew (UCK) presents its popular second annual "Montana Rail Ink" freight train graffiti show. Graffiti artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico have submitted hand-painted model trains and other works depicting freight train graffiti culture. DJ Elovate provides the evening's musical entertainment.
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Western Art Forum
2702 Second Avenue North
contact: Kevin Rose

Western Art Forum hosts Ron Russon as its Summer ArtWalk featured artist. Russon, educated in illustration in Utah and New York City, returned west to explore his rural roots, its farms and wildlife. His easily recognized style incorporates geometric shapes and luminescent colors. Gallery owner Kevin Rose will host the event with his sweet dog, likely clad in a bow tie, as official gallery greeter.

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Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
contact: Dixie Yelvington
406.256.6804 x 224

Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM)’s newest exhibit, “Echo: Unspoken Dialects,” exploring language and memory, is part of its Summer ArtWalk offering. Words, word traces, and suggestions of language appear in works by Montana artists Jerry Iverson (Big Timber), Michael Haykin (Boulder), Kate Hunt (Kalispell) and Catherine Courtenaye (Bozeman).

Brownie Snyder’s experimental oil and cold wax pieces are in the Art Collector’s Corner with Nikki Shiva’s intriguing fractal photography. Snyder and Shiva are Billings artists. Snyder wants viewers to see how paint that's been scored, scraped or smeared interacts with layers and patterns, revealing the creative process.

Jeffrey Ford is the evening’s Jam at the YAM musician. Free admission, a cash bar and complimentary light hors d’oeuvres welcome guests. New members and renewals get their first drink free.

Virginia A. Bryan, President
Artwalk Downtown Billings
2815 - 2nd Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
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Summer ArtWalk on August 5, 2016  
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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