The Holiday ArtWalk and Christmas Stroll are Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Billings.

Holiday treats, artist demonstrations and live music will be featured at more than 20 local galleries and businesses in downtown Billings.

Some ArtWalk highlights include:

Aspinwall Mountain Wear, 103 N. Broadway, welcomes local artists to its downtown outdoor wear store during the ArtWalk season.

Barjon’s, 223 N. 29th Street, hosts MacKenzie Brown, originally from Sidney. Brown knew he was an artist at an early age; he works in a variety of mediums and puts his “heart and soul” in every creation.

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

Clark Marten Photography, 2606 Montana Ave., features guest artist Marie Taylor. Curious and willing to take risks in her art, Taylor works in large oil paintings and encaustic, using beeswax, resin and pigments. Ramon Ochoa will play marimba and vibraphone.

Corby Skinner at The Castle, 622 N. 29th St., shows oil pastels by Skinner that are inspired by eastern Montana landscapes. One-half of all proceeds benefit his favorite charities.

Dickey's BBQ, 2519 Montana Ave., and its featured artist, Kelley Partridge, show new paintings as she exhibits during her first ArtWalk season.

Downtown Billings Alliance, 2815 Second Ave. N., features Alexis Bonogofsky and her photography exhibit “East of Billings: Wild & Working Landscapes." Her work highlights Eastern Montana and documents the bison's return to tribal lands. 2018 calendars, refreshments and live music by Ed Kemmick and the Peach Pickers.

First Congregational Church UCC, 310 N. 27th St., hosts Jean Posusta and Carrie Hannah Sharp. Posusta uses broad brush strokes in her acrylic paintings, often placed on unusually shaped or divided canvasses. Sharp creates clay and glass fusions inspired by indigenous art forms and antiquities in her home studio.

Gallery Interiors, 2814 Second Ave. N., continues its 10th anniversary in downtown Billings. You're invited to check out new works by gallery artists. Art makes a wonderful holiday gift. Live music by Ryan Riley.

Global Village, 2720 Third Ave. N., reunites the “Women of Steel,” Jennifer Tolton and Susan Plath, for Holiday ArtWalk. Both women work with welded metal to create whimsical, lyrical yard art and more.

Harry Koyama Fine Art, 2509 Montana Ave., displays vivid impressionist paintings in a gallery adjacent to Koyama's working studio. Koyama's paintings are in the collections of local, regional and international art collectors.

Kennedy's Stained Glass, 2923 Second Ave. N., offers its annual holiday ornaments during Holiday ArtWalk. Kennedy's always has new glass art 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 reclaimed venue itself is a work of art.

Magpie Jewelry Gallery, 2702 Second Ave. N., features a trifecta of Montana photographers — Dallas Parkins, Scott Wagers and Neal Hines — bringing their vision the state’s natural beauty.

Mann Mortgage, 2511 Montana Ave., showcases the photography of Eric Jones. Jones's camera is his constant companion. He is always on the lookout for the beauty of Montana cityscapes, landscapes and forgotten places.

Montana Gallery, 2710 Second Ave. N., shows contemporary works by Tyler Murphy, plus emerging and established artists.

McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Ave., welcomes four artists to Holiday ArtWalk: Jean Mehlhaff, Linda Mehlhaff and Maria Isabel Uribe return, while UM art education student Marissa Frichtl presents “Color and Movement,” an exhibit that includes paintings that explore the intersection of color and a variety of mediums.

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 Pug's.

Prodigal Gallery, 2517 Montana Ave., features work by selected artists in the reception area of the Penelope L. Strong Law Office.

Sandstone Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N., Billings’ only artist co-op, features sculptures and oils by William Crain, ceramics by Mary Hopper and oils by Sharon Karlson. Sandstone's delightful array of unique art pieces make perfect gifts.

Stapleton Gallery, 104 N. Broadway, Suite 204, presents small works, miniatures, and other pretty little things for Holiday ArtWalk. You'll find finely detailed, powerful small art pieces that are perfect for your home and gifting.

Stephen Haraden Studio, 2911 Second Ave. N., No. 235, is graced by a select group of angel collage pieces for the Holiday ArtWalk. Visit with Haraden about his angels, his process and other figure-based works.

Straight ‘n Arrow, 2715 First Ave. N., hosts an eclectic trio of artists. Carlin Bear Don't Walk (Crow and Northern Cheyenne) returns with vibrant paintings of historic and contemporary American Indian life. Mia DeLode, a fifth-generation central Montana rancher, records the stories of a vanishing rural lifestyle in her oil paintings. Teri Schlabach displays finely crafted jewelry made with Nevada turquoise and sterling silver.

Terakedis Fine Art, 112 N. Broadway, hosts “The Art of Sharing.” Six regional artists — Mike Caskey, Rob Akey, Chance Robinson, John Lintott, Loretta Domaszewski and Mark McKenna — will be on hand to discuss their work. The artists will select a local, nonprofit organization to receive a percentage of the evening's art sales.

Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave., showcases works by more than 40 artists and artisans. The store is full of lovely pieces particularly suited to gift-giving, including small paintings, sculpture and pottery, jewelry and glass, cards and prints, hats and scarves and more.

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

Underground Culture Krew (UCK), 12 N. 29th St., welcomes Tina Haider Jensen. Jensen fell in love with ceramics and pottery while a student at MSU Billings. She focuses on functional slip cast pieces that people can use everyday.

Vintage Apothecary, 2823 Third Ave. N., presents Beth Regele of Confetti Heart Studio. A recent MAP graduate, Regele draws inspiration from many nights of stargazing under Montana's big sky. She experiments with fluid acrylic and alcohol inks, hoping they'll create their own paths and stories. Wine and cheese, plus music by Lindsey Jacobsen.

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 and refreshments. YAM's newest exhibition, “Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up,” highlights Glueckert’s prolific 40-plus years as an artist. Works include absurdist board games, intricate drawing machines and kinetic sculptures.

One-time ArtWalk participants

Cricket Clothing Company, 2814 Second Ave. N., showcases the work of Elaine Klicker amid its selection of women's clothing.

Karen Klement and Lavonne Girardin present a joint show at Group Destination Planners, 2501 Montana Ave. No. 15, (Carlin Hotel's second floor). Both women have been working artists for over 25 years. Klement works with digital graphics and acrylics. Much of Girardin's work is useful art.

The Fieldhouse Annex Bakery and Coffeehouse, 2601 Minnesota Ave., presents "BEATS," a collaborative exhibit by the five artists of SUMUS and inspired by the beats and rhythm of selected instrumental music. Artists include Ruby Hahn, Amy Mason, Breanna Shermer, Lacie Tucker and Karin Calabrese.

Free Spirit, a rock band that plays classic tunes, blues and rock, will perform at Montana Brewing Company on North Broadway. The 10-piece band plays jazz, blues and classic rock for a special Holiday ArtWalk show from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

North Acres Real Estate, 2702 Second Ave. N., is passionate about kids and art. Middle school artists are featured during the North Acres' first ArtWalk event.

Limber Tree Yoga Studio, 212 N. 29th St., presents works by Rilie Stovall and Jacki Taggart Elliot. Elliot's work includes pendants and fluid acrylic abstracts. Stovall creates realistic and abstract acrylics and often works in wood burning.

Women's History Museum, Valley Building #B3 on North Broadway, welcomes Rabbit Knows Gun (Crow) and his colorful work of Apsaa'looke legends and contemporary life during Holiday ArtWalk.


Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.