The Winter Artwalk in Downtown Billings will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5-9 pm. Galleries, all locally run businesses, will present new works by area visual artists.
Refreshments, live music, raffles for gifts from galleries, art demonstrations, the artists on hand to discuss their work and a great way to chase away the winter blues all are good reasons to join the party. The Artwalker bus, a free two-hour tour of the Artwalk galleries sponsored by Walker’s Grill will begin at the Good Earth Market at 5 p.m. and 7 pm.
Maps are available at all of the galleries and give the bus stop schedule. Maps can also be downloaded by visiting artwalkbillings.com or see the map on Page 17 of this issue.
Artwalk will feature a fund raising event for the Venture Theater during the evening. Artwalkers may stop by the Kennedy Stained Glass and purchase a raffle ticket with a donation of $5 or more for a chance to win a piece of bevel and clear textured stained glass, handmade by Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld and her staff.
Among the highlights, Stephen Haraden Studio presents his new paintings. Purple Sage Gallery features the work of oil painter, graphic designer and illustrator, Thomas English.
Originally from Texas but now living in Montana, Thomas works in oils and pastels.
He is both a plein air and studio painter.