Yellowstone Art Museum Auction: “Chill artwork”

49th annual auction in Billings showcases works by 141 artists

Art Beat

Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings is gearing up for its 49th annual Art Auction on Saturday, March 4. The theme this year is “icy” with cold cocktails and cool artwork that will send chills down your spine – all for a great cause!

YAM Silent Auction
Silent bidding begins on Yellowstone Art Museum’s silent auction.Photo © Yellowstone Art Museum

Preview selections by 141 artists from across the nation, including more than 100 Montanan artists, and place silent auction bids through March 4 at the museum.

The event will be held at the museum, located at 401 North 27th Street in Billings. The annual Art Auction is the YAM’s most significant fundraising event, generating proceeds to support exhibitions and educational programming for the entire year.

The exhibition culminates in the 49th Annual Art Auction, which consists of a silent auction, live auction, Quick Draw, cocktails, and gourmet refreshments, all within the cool environment of the galleries. The auction begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and features a heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet catered by Thomas Nelson Catering. Live auction bidding begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a special opportunity to directly support the YAM’s Education Department, which has provided high-quality art education for nearly 50 years. The auction concludes with a raffle drawing for jewelry donated by Montague’s Jewelers.

Ttickets are $95 advance and $105 at the door. Raffle tickets may be purchased separately and the ticket holder need not be present to win.

For details, call 406-256-6804 or visit