ArtWalk Downtown Billings fetes summer

ArtWalk celebrates everything from classic cars and train graffiti to the blues

Art Beat
"Zeus" by Jessica Brophy, who shares her work at Gallery Interiors.
“Zeus” by Jessica Brophy, who shares her work at Gallery Interiors during the Downtown ArtWalk.

ArtWalk Downtown Billings fetes summer from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, during the third of six events scheduled in the 24th season. ArtWalk is a festive outpouring of the eclectic, creative spirit alive in the Magic City.

ArtWalk extends a special welcome to Liberty and Vine, now open at 2019 Montana Avenue. The store’s inaugural exhibit features photography of buildings, relics and people by Ross Magnuson, a master at “wrangling the light.”

In addition, five new season members have joined the ArtWalk: Cassie Crafton Kramer’s 504 Square Feet, This House of Books, The Sassy Biscuit Co., Bishops Cuts/Color and the Fieldhouse Annex Bakery and Cafe.

Kucera’s annual Classic Car and Art Show at 2111 Montana Avenue is a one-time participant.

Free Spirit Rock School Band returns to the ArtWalk, playing classic music, rock and jazz selections on North Broadway near Skypoint and 2nd Avenue North.

Other ArtWalk offerings

  • Iron Bark Designs shares its popular metal and wood designs at Aspinwall; in addition, photographer Trevan Hiersche, who has travelled the world in search of intriguing landscapes, joins emerging artist Sean McCotters.
  • Dani the Bohemian presents an all-new show created during RV travels with her husband and faithful blue heeler, Camber at Barjon’s.
  • “Paris, Je T’aime” at Billings First Church UCC features mosaics, collage, watercolors and acrylics by Virginia Bryan and Deb Goffena, inspired by a trip to France.
  • Local artist Angel Shandy offers portraiture and character illustration at Bishops Cut and Color.
  • Billings artist and sculptor Louis Habeck shows his charcoal drawings of Ceratopsian dinosaurs, alongside works by resident tattoo artists Seth White, Sean Sapone, and Ranen Royer at Black Datter Tattoo.
  • Elley Swan shares vibrant, eye-catching paintings at Clark Marten Photography.
  • Kelley Partridge shows new work at Dickey’s BBQ.
  • Rylie Kaiser, aka Bunny K, offers a new series of large-scale, colorful, abstract paintings at the Downtown Billings Alliance gallery.
  • Jessica Brophy shows animal watercolors at Gallery Interiors.
  • Candace Forrette shares paintings from her “Chasing Emily” series at Global Village.
  • Photographer and popular blogger Alexis Bonogofsky is guest artist at Joy of Living.
  • Tyler Murphy and other “Young Guns” share plein air works at the Montana Gallery.
  • Nikki Schaubel shows her popular photographs at North Acre Real Estate.
  • Billings resident and world traveller Walter Williams uses the creative process to take an intimate view of himself and the world in an exhibit at Real Deals.
  • Guest artist Marie Shirley Jones of Red Lodge, who creates in fabric and mixed media, joins gallery artists William Crain (oil pastel), Dick Cottrill (acrylics) and Nick Nicoll (woodworking) at Sandstone Gallery.
  • The group of artists known as Brio shows works at SCRaP Annex.
  • "The Visitor" by Leland Stewart
    “The Visitor” by Leland W. Stewart, who shares new works in “Indian Paint Summer” at Terakedis Fine Art and Jewelry Gallery.Photo © Leland W. Stewart

    “Indian Paint Summer” celebrates new works by Leland W. Stewart at Terakedis Fine Art and Jewelry Gallery; a member of the Crow (Apsaa’looke) Nation, the Whistling Water Clan and the High Hawk Society, Stewart captures a blending of cultures in his paintings.

  • Photographer and designer Allison Kazmierski shares her solo photography exhibit, “Field Notes,” at the Fieldhouse Annex Bakery and Café.
  • Rabbit Knows Gun shows work inspired by his military service, his membership in the Crow (Apsaa’looke) Tribe and other artists at This House of Books.
  • “The Blues,” an invitational art exhibit, celebrates the musical themes of the nearby, co-occurring Magic City Blues Fest at Toucan Gallery.
  • The fourth annual “Montana Rail Ink” freight-train graffiti show at Underground Culture Krew showcases works by artists from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus hand-painted model trains and other art inspired by the freight-train graffiti culture.

All events are free and family-friendly. Images, gallery notes and ArtWalk maps are available on the mobile-friendly website,; find images and gallery notes on Facebook, and printed maps are at all participating locations.