New works by famed Crow artist Kevin Red Star are up at the Stapleton Gallery during the autumn ArtWalk in downtown Billings Friday night.
ArtWalk features more than 25 galleries and businesses displaying art from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Billings.
Another highlight is a show at Barjons in which two Billings artists address the loss of civility and diminished connections.
Rachel Larson Long and Elizabeth Waddington use dreams to speak about who they and to make a point about modern life. Their works are up at Barjons, 223 N. 29th St.
Other highlights at ArtWalk include the following 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.
Billings Food Bank, 2112 Fourth Ave. N., welcomes rotating artists to its expansive community room. Free parking. Refreshments.
Clark Marten Photography, 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's quote stating that nature is a necessity in one's life.
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 Skinner's favorite charities.
Dickey's BBQ, 2519 Montana Ave., and its featured artist, Kelley Partridge, had so much fun during Summer ArtWalk, they've signed up for the remaining season. Partridge is a young mother but still finds time to paint.
Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), 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., plays host to 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.
Global Village, 2720 Third Ave. N., features “Autumn Leaves” by Great Falls artist Phyllis Ryan, and her cast concrete birdbaths. 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 commission pieces, contemporary sidelights by gallery artist Sherina McIntyre, plus a poppy window, church restorations and more.
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's 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. Recently, 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., plays host to Jean Mehlhaff (watercolors and gouache) and Maria Isabel Bonilla Uribe (mixed media).
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., 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 17th 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 (UCK), 12 N. 29th St., welcomes Natalie Myers, self-described daydreamer 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 with 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 multimedia, dynamic exhibition exploring the roles of iconic superheroes.
One-time ArtWalk 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 people love living here.
Beyond the Box (BTB), 724 First Ave. N., plays host to 20 artists and their original creations. Located near MetraPark, BTB 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 between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Jake's Downtown Billings 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.