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FAQs

What is the link to ArtWalk Downtown Billings on Facebook?

You can find ArtWalk on Facebook at facebook.com/billingsartwalk. “Like” us on Facebook to receive updates on art events, interesting reads, plus images and gallery notes prior to each ArtWalk.

I have a great picture from a recent ArtWalk. Where can I share it?

We are always looking for good ArtWalk photos to use in our publicity, in social media and elsewhere. Please send your photo as an email attachment to: virginiab@downtownbillings.com. Tell us the names of the persons in the photo, where it was taken and by whom. We’ll let you know if and where we publish the photo on Facebook, Instagram or elsewhere. Thanks!

What are the dates for the 2020 ArtWalks?   

We have six ArtWalk events scheduled for 2020.  They are all on the first Fridays of even-numbered months from 5 – 9 p.m.  The dates are February 7, April 3, June 5, August 7, October 2 and December 4.
May I bring my dog to ArtWalk?

Generally, we don’t encourage you to bring your dog to ArtWalk unless it a service animal. Most galleries don’t allow dogs in their premises.

Does it cost money to attend ArtWalk?

No. All ArtWalk events are free.

Who pays for the food and beverages at ArtWalk events?

Food and beverages at ArtWalk events are courtesy of various ArtWalk hosts.

Where can I park during ArtWalk?

Metered on-street parking is free after 5 p.m. during ArtWalk. Ample city garage parking is available during ArtWalk. Rates vary so check first.  Garages are seldom full during ArtWalks. We encourage you to find a parking spot for the evening and walk to various locations.

Who pays for the printing, publicity and other costs of ArtWalk events?

Printing, publicity and all other costs associated with ArtWalk Downtown Billings are paid for by season member dues, one-time participant fees and generous sponsorships.

Why do some galleries have ArtWalk maps and ArtWalk sidewalk signs and others don’t?

Please look for ArtWalk maps and ArtWalk sidewalk signage during our events. They confirm who is an ArtWalk Season Member and who is a One-Time Participant. We encourage you to spend your ArtWalk dollars at participating locations that share in the organization and expense of staging six free ArtWalk events each year. Without them, there wouldn’t be an ArtWalk.  Also, only ArtWalk Season Members and One-Time Participants are listed on this website.

How do I become an ArtWalk Season Member?

ArtWalk Season Memberships are $400.00 for the 26th Season.  This fee includes all six ArtWalk events in 2020.

What are the benefits of being a Season Member?

Season Members receive priority listing on each ArtWalk map.   They have a page on this website and they are featured on Facebook@billingsartwalk.   Season Members may attend and vote at the Annual Meeting and serve on the Executive Committee. The season cost per six events is reduced to $67 per event, as opposed to the $150.00 One-Time Participant fee. Season Members’ art images are used for publicity during throughout the season; Season Members commit to being open for all  six events. Season Members receive a rebar stand and ArtWalk sign for their use during the season.

Who makes the decisions regarding how ArtWalk is organized?

Day to day decisions regarding ArtWalk are made by the Director  subject to the oversight of the Executive Committee.  he Executive Committee is elected annually by the membership.  ArtWalk is a member-led organization.

I want to show my art during ArtWalk. What should I do?

First, spend some time becoming familiar with the ArtWalk season members and one-time participants by attending a few ArtWalk events and observing they art they feature. Some galleries invite guest artists. Other galleries represent specific artists and highlight only their work during ArtWalk events. Other venues feature different rotating artists.

It is your responsibility to find a suitable exhibit space. Be observant, ask questions and find a space that works for you. Details and costs vary from site to site.

May I host just one or two ArtWalk events during the season?

Absolutely! We understand that it is a big commitment to become a Season Member and host six events. A One-Time Participant fee is $150.00. Contact the ArtWalk Director for details on deadlines and what you need to submit. You receive the benefits of ArtWalk on a per event basis. One-Time Participants do not have voting privileges at the Annual Meeting, nor can they serve on the Executive Committee.

Where do I send my Season Member dues, One-Time Participant fees and/or Sponsorship check?

Send your check to: ArtWalk Downtown Billings, 115 North 29th Street, Suite A, Billings, MT 59101. You can pay by credit card by calling Emily Meick at: 406-294-5060.

How do I become an ArtWalk Season Sponsor?

An ArtWalk sponsorship is $400 for the 2020 Season. A sponsorship entitles you to an advertisement on each ArtWalk map and recognition on the ArtWalk Facebook page prior to each event.  Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on our website throughout the season and in all press releases. We have over 3200 followers on Facebook. For each ArtWalk event, we print and distribute nearly 500 maps in the downtown area. Contact the ArtWalk Director for more details. We’d love to have you as an ArtWalk Season Sponsor!

Can I be a One-Time Sponsor for a specific ArtWalk event?

You bet! The cost for a one-time sponsorship fee is $150.00. If you decide to become a Season Sponsor, we’ll apply this fee to the total cost. You receive the benefits of a Season Sponsor, but on a per event basis.

Where can I find gallery notes and featured art prior to ArtWalk?

Gallery notes and featured art images are posted on Facebook when received from members and participants. A complete list can be found here, and in the Billings Gazette Enjoy!, the Yellowstone County News and Billings Visitors Guide.

Where can I find an ArtWalk maps?

Look for the map link on this website for a current, mobile-friendly and printable ArtWalk map. The Yellowstone County News and Billings Visitors Guide print maps just before each ArtWalk. billings365.com has a mobile-friendly ArtWalk map on its website. On ArtWalk nights, all season members and one-time participants have printed maps available.

Are there ArtWalk locations that host artists for individual ArtWalks?

Yes. Several locations are willing to host individual artists. Some of these locations are Season Members. Others locations participate when and if they have artists who want to exhibit. Usage arrangements and payment of the ArtWalk fees are between the artist and the host.