The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings again hosts the longest-running and most diverse art auction in the region with Art Auction 52. According to museum director Bryan Knicely, the annual event “opens the doors between artists and collectors and helps make Billings an art-rich environment.”
The Yellowstone Art Auction, which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a Quick Finish, cocktails, and gourmet heavy hors d’oeuvres, is held within the museum’s spacious galleries. The auction begins at 5 p.m. and features an array of hors d’oeuvres catered by Thomas Nelson Catering, with live auction bidding at 7 p.m.
Highlights for this year’s live auction include a color lithograph by Pierre Auguste Renoir, titled Children Playing Ball (Enfants jouant a la balle); Antelope Canyon 1, a photograph by Clyde Butcher; a diptych from Jane Waggoner Deschner’s silhouette series (boy & girl); Parallel Lives I by Neltje; and “Get Lucky,” by Robert Mars.
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 N. 27th St.Billings, MT