June’s First Friday and ArtWalk is this week!
Fridays downtown are always fun, but the First Friday of the month is extra special. There are many downtown locations hosting special events, promotions, and live entertainment.
There are different “loops” you can chose from – or enjoy them all!
ArtWalk locations across downtown will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) to host exhibits and feature artists from Billings and our region.
A mobile-friendly map and more information about the events including images and gallery notes, can be found at www.artwalkbillings.com and on Facebook and Instagram @billingsartwalk.
All ArtWalk events are free. Many locations host music and offer light refreshments. Often, artists attend and present gallery talks. There are a variety of parking options in the downtown area, including free on-street metered parking after 5 p.m..
There is the Skypoint loop and Historic Loop.
The Art Walk started in 1994, when a group of visionary folks created a recurring event to highlight the ever-growing community of artists and art galleries in downtown Billings.
All ArtWalk events are free. The events are organized and paid for by Season Members, One-Time Participants and generous Sponsors.
Look for the ArtWalk signs as they designate ArtWalk locations.
Artists frequently attend. Food and beverages are often served and live music is offered at various locations.
On-street metered parking is free in downtown after 5 p.m. There are four parking garages in downtown. Rates vary. They are seldom filled during ArtWalks.
In addition to the many fine arts and fine crafts offered for sale, ArtWalk often includes opportunities to make art, family activities, gallery talks, dance, live street theatre and interactive events. Hosts include galleries, art studios, businesses, a downtown Billings church, non-profit entities, professional offices and other locations that value the creative spirit that thrives in downtown Billings.