Downtown Autumn ArtWalk will feature 29 locations


Megan Fetters

“Emerald Lake,” a landscape photograph by Megan Fetters, is showing at Jakes Downtown Billings during the Autumn ArtWalk.

Autumn ArtWalk in downtown Billings, set for Friday from 5 to 9, “embraces cool art, cool nights and cool music.”

That’s according to a press release from the Downtown Billings Alliance, which also announced that tickets for ArtWalk’s first 50/50 raffle are on sale through the Winter ArtWalk, scheduled for Dec. 1.

Tickets are $1 each and are available at all ArtWalk member locations. The raffle drawing will be at Yellowstone Art Museum on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. One lucky winner will receive half the raffle proceeds, redeemable in credit for art, merchandise or as a donation at any ArtWalk 23rd Season member location. More information is available at

Autumn ArtWalk will feature 29 locations, each with a separate gallery page on the new, user-friendly website,

One-time participant sites include:

♦ Emerging artists Megan Fetters, Ruby Hahn and Kerry Kaiser showing their work at Jake’s, 2701 First Ave. N.

♦ Ruby Hahn and Rylie Kaiser (aka Bunny K), mentor and student, respectively, presenting a collaborative show at Downtown Billings Alliance, 2815 Second Ave. N.

♦ Beyond the Box, 724 First Ave. N. (south of MetraPark), returning with a warehouse full of visiting artists and their original art.

♦ Adam Gross showing his high-energy photography at Rebels and Razors, 108 N. Broadway.

♦ Free Spirit Rock Band playing classic rock, jazz and blues at MoAv Coffee, 2501 Montana Ave.

ArtWalk is free, family-friendly and weather-resistant. On-street metered parking is free; rates vary at city parking garages.

ArtWalk maps can be downloaded from and Printed maps are at all ArtWalk sites during the event. Images and gallery notes are posted at

Here is the complete list of Season Members — locations open for all five ArtWalks this season, followed by the list of one-time participants, with more details on those shows. Both are listed alphabetically:

Season Members

Aspinwall Mountain Wear, 103 N. Broadway, welcomes returning artists, Iron Bark Designs and their recycled metal and wood works, and Trevan Hiersche showing his landscape photographs.

Barjons, 223 N. 29th St., hosts Rachel Larson Long and Elizabeth Waddington. The women, concerned about the loss of civility and the diminished connections with our planet, share hope for the future, use dreams to speak about who they are as artists and why they create.

Billings Food Bank, 2112 Fourth Ave. N., welcomes rotating artists to its expansive community room. Free parking. Refreshments.

Clark Marten Photo, 2606 Montana Ave., welcomes Kaylinn Crowl and her exhibit, “What’s for Supper?” The spare, table-setting photographs in the exhibit are inspired by a John Muir quote stating that nature is a necessity in one’s life.


Kennedy\’s Stained Glass created this commissioned piece for Billings Clinic-Columbus. See more at Kennedy\’s during the Autumn ArtWalk.

Corby Skinner at The Castle, 622 N. 29th St., shows oil pastels inspired by Riverfront Park, Dover Park, Four Dances Natural Area and other Eastern Montana landscapes at the historic Castle. Proceeds benefit Corby’s favorite charities.

Dickey’s BBQ, 2519 Montana Ave., and its featured artist, Kelley Partridge, had so much fun during Summer ArtWalk that they’ve signed up for the remaining season. Come by to meet Kelley, who finds time to paint even though she’s a busy young mother with children underfoot!

Downtown Billings Alliance, 2815 Second Ave. N., welcomes Ruby Hahn and Rylie Kaiser, (aka Bunny K), mentor and student respectively. Their relationship evolved into a mutual learning experience as they drew from similar inspiration while working on large scale, eye-catching pieces.

First Congregational Church UCC, 310 N. 27th St., hosts Elton Kirtley, who will show his impressionist landscapes in oil and watercolor. Kirtley, also a classical musician, will play violin and cello during the event. Refreshments served.

Gallery Interiors, 2814 Second Ave. N., celebrates its 10th anniversary in downtown Billings during Autumn ArtWalk. You’re invited to the commemorate the momentous occasion while you check out new works by gallery artists amid some fabulous furniture.

Global Village, 2720 Third Ave. N., features “Autumn Leaves” by Great Falls artist Phyliss Ryan and her amazing cast-concrete bird baths. Ryan graduated from MSU-Billings, where she studied art and psychology. Her work is inspired by impressions found in nature.

Good Earth Market, 3024 Second Ave. N., hosts regional artists in its Apple Gallery on a rotating basis.  The Apple Gallery is adjacent to the delicatessen.

Harry Koyama Fine Art, 2509 Montana Ave., displays vivid impressionist paintings in a gallery adjacent to Koyama’s working studio. Koyama’s paintings are highly sought by local, regional and international collectors.

Kennedy’s Stained Glass, 2923 Second Ave. N., shows several commissioned pieces, contemporary sidelights by gallery artist Sherina McIntyre, plus a gorgeous poppy window, church restorations and more. Kennedy’s always has new art glass to capture your imagination.

Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill, 2033 Montana Ave., welcomes guest artists to its refurbished warehouse space on Montana Avenue. The venue itself is a work of art.

Magpie Jewelry Gallery, 2702 Second Ave. N., features contemporary artist and Billings native Gary Parkins. Shown widely across the country, Parkins’ works are transcendent, engineered images filled with mystery and life. This show includes ink drawings and a few surprise installations.

Mann Mortgage, 2511 Montana Ave., shows work by Melissa Burns (Girlwood). Each image is created by Burns on a different kind of wood selected to enhance the envisioned piece. Of late, Burns has focused on American Indian portraits and images from nature.

Montana Gallery, 2710 Second Ave. N., shows contemporary works by Tyler Murphy, plus emerging and established artists. Hosts for the Autumn ArtWalk are Pete Tolton and Karyn Mehus.

McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Ave., hosts Jean Mehlhaff (watercolors and gouache) and Maria Isabel Bonilla Uribe (mixed media). The artwork created by these two Billings women looks especially good hung on the McCormick’s historic brick walls.

Guido’s Pizza, 3011 First Ave. N., and Pug Mahon’s are the unofficial hosts of Art Alley. Proprietor Bill “Mac” MacIntyre was instrumental in the creation of the popular graffiti venue adjacent to Guido’s and Pugs.

Prodigal Gallery, 2517 Montana Ave., shows the work of Sarah Ozment, a central Montana artist, retired lawyer and rancher, in the reception area of the Penelope L. Strong Law Office.

Sandstone Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N., Billings’ only artist co-op, celebrates its 177th year of operation. Guest artist is Bill Arbizzani. Featured gallery artists are Louise Payovich, Dick Cottrill, Nick Nicoll and Margaret Smith.

Stapleton Gallery, 104 N. Broadway, Suite 204, celebrates striking new works by internationally acclaimed artist Kevin Red Start (Crow). This solo exhibition reveals that Red Star’s artistic mastery and perfection of craft equal to his artistic vigor and youthful creativity.

Stephen Haraden Studio, 2911 Second Ave. N., No. 235, unveils new paintings and collages that include children’s toys, perhaps in response to his much beloved role as grandfather. He loves to chat with ArtWalk visitors about his work and the creative process.

Straight ‘n Arrow, 2715 First Ave. N., celebrates the work of Carlin Bear Don’t Walk (Crow and Northern Cheyenne). Bear Don’t Walk’s art is bright and energetic; it uplifts the mind and spirit and reflects contemporary and traditional Plains Indian culture.

Terakedis Fine Art, 112 N. Broadway, features, “A Walk With Wildlife” to highlight works by several of the finest wildlife artists in the Northern Rockies and High Plains.  Kathryn Ashcroft, Sam Terakedis, Tobin Capp, Carmen Luna and Mark McKenna will be at the gallery to discuss their artwork.

Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave. features the hand-stitched fabric creations of Red Lodge artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. In her exhibition of all new work, Hiltner’s needle-sharp interpretation of the human condition displays her signature, darkly humorous style.

Tompkins Fine Art, 2501 Montana Ave., No. 4, shows works by award-winning artist Robert Tompkins and invited guest artists.

Underground Culture Krew, 12 N. 29th St., welcomes Natalie Myers, self-described day-dreamer and artist. Her paintings are expressions of emotion, set against themes of nature, humanity and the cosmos, and often contain an uncomfortable element.

Vintage Apothecary, 2823 Third Ave. N., showcases the photography of Rebecca Douglas. Refreshments and music.

Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St., offers free admission, free parking and free drinks for new members, plus a 4 p.m. start, music, refreshments and new works in Art Collector’s Corner. “Earth to Earth: Sediment to Sentiment” features work by German artist Anselm Kiefer. “Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection” shows works by contemporary artists Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Bill Schenck and others. “My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action” is a multi-media, dynamic exhibition exploring the roles of iconic superheroes.

One-Time Participants

Adam Gross showcases his photographs, many taken during the “I (Heart) Billings” campaign, at Rebels and Razors , 118 N. Broadway. His images document Billings’ best features and showcase why so many love living here.

Beyond the Box, 724 First Ave. N., hosts 20 artists and their original creations. Located near MetraPark, Beyond the Box has a cash bar, food trucks and music.

Free Spirit Rock Band plays classic tunes, blues and rock at MoAv Coffee, 2501 Montana Ave. The 10-piece band plays jazz, blues and classic rock for a special Autumn ArtWalk show between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Jakes Downtown Billings, 2701 First Ave. N., welcomes Ruby Hahn, Megan Fetters and Kerry Kaiser for a special exhibit in the Grand Hotel lobby. These three women, all emerging artists, met while working in the food industry.

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