Art Walks

Downtown Bozeman and the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Upcoming Dates & Times

June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm
July 14, 2017 at 6:00pm
August 11, 2017 at 6:00pm
September 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

The Downtown Bozeman Association, Downtown Bozeman art galleries, and retailers and the Emerson Center for Art and Culture are proud to present this summer’s Downtown Bozeman Art Walks. The Art Walks occur on the 2nd Friday of the month; June through September and again for our “Winter” Art Walk in December from 6 to 8PM in Downtown Bozeman. The businesses and galleries generally feature artists’ openings and receptions during the event and often provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  The  remaining 2017 Art Walk dates are: August 11, Sept. 8 & Dec. 8.

CLICK HERE for a map of the 2017 Art Walks. Participating and August 11 Featuring artists are below:

  • Alara Jewelry
  • Altitude Gallery will be showing whimsical drawings by local writer, artist and advocate Jessie Close during the August Art Walk. Jessie has been drawing her whole life because it makes her laugh. She starts with a linespiration – a simple line drawn on the page - then allows her imagination to play as she adds in fanciful and often humorous characters and scenes. Each tiny drawing is rendered in simple black pen on white paper in a minimalist folk art style.
  • The Artshoppe
  • Artists’ Gallery is featuring three artists this month. Doug McDonald creates functional pottery with earth tone and classic Oriental glazes that are designed to last a lifetime. M.J. Corrigan paints stunning traditional oils of still-life arrangements, florals, and Montana landscapes. Barb Starner is a well- known watercolorist who now paints vibrant landscapes and florals in alcohol ink.
  • The Baxter Hotel is featuring CPJ's. They will be in the lobby from 6-8 PM serving up FREE tastings of their local, cold-pressed, organic juices. They will also be giving out information on the health benefits of their good-for-you juice.
  • Berkshire HomeServices Montana Properties (featuring Tierney Fine Art) are proud to feature wildlife sculptor Tobin Capp at the Bozeman Art Walk on Friday, August 11, from 6 to 8 pm. The display will be at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Montana Properties, downtown at 37 South Willson Avenue. A third-generation Montanan with a passion for the great outdoors, Tobin will be present to meet, greet, and visit with you about his sculpture and recent adventures. Please join us for an evening of fine art and refreshments! Tobin Capp’s Website:
  • Boho Boze is featuring Sandra Wirth Fine Art.
  • Bozeman Angler welcomes artist Ben Miller. He does unique fly cast paintings. 
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery is featuring Bozeman artist, Chanelle Zimmer.  Her current series features contemporary acrylic paintings portraying close-ups of horses in black and white overlaid across the top of playful, colorful backgrounds.  Shadows and light combined with the real and the abstract showcase her unique style.
  • Cello is featuring artist Loretta Domaszewski with a plein air painting display. Loretta Domaszewski is a contemporary impressionist artist who creates visual poetry with landscape oil paintings, en plein air, in the studio, and teaching expressive painting workshops. Energized by the changing elements in nature; movement of the flowing water patterns, cloud formations, and the play of light, Loretta’s paintings draw you in, as to explore the intimacy of the illuminated pathway with natures expansive earth and sky.
  • Collective by dawn josephine
  • Constructive Solutions, Inc. will be featuring craftsman Steven McAtee for the August 11th artwalk. "Every time a car is repaired or junked, old parts are thrown out. Sometimes they are beyond reuse in a vehicle, other times they are still good but depend on luck to be salvaged and reused for their intended purpose. At Rusted Bolt Designs, these parts are re-purposed to create unique furniture and accessories for your home or shop.”
  • Country Bookshelf
  • CTA Architects Engineers is featuring artist Jeff Keller, curator of a custom paint color collection based on the landscapes of Gallatin Valley and surrounding area.  "Jeff Keller has curated an inspiring & authentic array of colors based on indigenous soils, wild flowers & natural artifacts.  This unique collection is impressive in its scope & for the technical care with which it was developed & displayed." Carl Minchew, VP Color Innovation & Design, Benjamin Moore & Co. 
  • Ecce Gallery is featuring local artist Adair Peck! There will be an artists reception for the opening of her show featuring her fantastic encaustic paintings.
  • Ekam Yoga
  • ERA Landmark is featuring local artist Erin Jones Graf. Erin graduated from Montana State University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a separate degree in K-12 Art Education
  • Evrgreen is featuring artist Claire Kleese. "Original illustrations inspired & evolved from a love for the outdoors and nature.  Pen & ink illustration prints available at Altitude Gallery, commissioned artwork, poster design, album artwork, logo design, custom snowboard & ski graphics, tattoo design and book illustrations.
  • Four Winds Gallery will be welcoming Blackfeet artist Paul Reevis back with new works depicting Native American life, past and present.
  • The Gem Gallery is featuring in-house goldsmith, Chris Tullar. His inventive mechanisms are imbued with an air of whimsy and dreams. Tullar’s work originates from a world of fantasy where objects exist to inspire intrigue and joy. Clean lines, elegant curves, and subtle geometry combine to expand upon neo-Victorian aesthetics with hints of scientific interest and machinery.
  • Girls Outdoors is featuring Ann Wilbert dba Love, Montana, creates one of a kind glass beads which are used in her jewelry designs. Her goal is to create comfortable casual pieces that reflect our Montana lifestyle.
  •  Hattie Rex is pleased to present our August artist, Courtney Blazon. Courtney Blazon is an artist and illustrator living and working in Missoula, MT. She is a graduate from Parsons School of Design, where she received her BFA in Illustration. She's shown in Missoula at the Brink Gallery and the UC Gallery, and outside of Montana, her work has been shown in Seattle, Portland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings (Western Edition), Studio Visit Magazine, and She received a Montana Arts Council Artists Innovation Award in 2011.
  • Head West
  • Intrigue Ink is featuring oil painter Jonathan Raney.
  • Jessie Wilber Gallery is featuring “Efflorescence” Ceramic work by Danielle O’Malley. The Emerson Lobby Gallery “Ancient Lifeforms” Oil paintings by Steve Osman. And, the Weaver Room Gallery “Behind the Wool: Honoring the Integrity of Montana Sheep Ranchers” Photography by Lauren Lipscomb, Fiber Art by Meghan Purcell. 
  • The Lark, Art Walk: LARK Style. Join us to savor delectable handcrafted tacos and Genuine Ice Cream at Victory Taco. Mingling with some of Bozeman’s finest local artists, including Jake Mosher, Stephanie Campbell, and others. Artist appearances vary by date, but the fire will always be roaring on The LARK patio. See you soon!
  • Legacy Gallery is featuring artists Kathy Anderson and Mark Boedges. Both artists will be in attendance and both will be doing a painting demonstration in the gallery from 6 to 8pm. Both artists are invited members of the exclusive Putney Painters group hosted by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik.  Kathy is known for her floral still life paintings -- in addition to mountain landscapes.  She will have 13 new paintings on display.  Mark is a landscape painter capturing Vermont farm scenes and Western mountain landscapes.  He will have 10 new paintings on display.
  • Lockhorn Hard Cider is thrilled to host artist Claire Kleese. "Original illustrations inspired & evolved from a love for the outdoors and nature.  Pen & ink illustration prints available at Altitude Gallery, commissioned artwork, poster design, album artwork, logo design, custom snowboard & ski graphics, tattoo design and book illustrations.
  • Marina’s Back Alley Gallery is a collaborative of art and craft, featuring some of Montana’s finest artisans working in a variety of disciplines. For the August Art Walk we feature Shaw Thompson from Misco Mill Gallery, where he fabricates custom furniture, lighting, and fine art. Join us for good conversations, Luxe spirited desserts, champagne and other refreshments.
  • Masonic Temple Inc. will hold an open house in co-ordination with the Art Walk on Friday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 pm. Carol Hartman's art will be on display in our ballroom. There will be tours given by the Masonic Temple board members as well as wine and goodies. All are welcome to see the newly remodeled space. We look forward to visiting with everyone!
  •  MaYarising is featuring artist Malika Arnold. Malika Arnold has enjoyed creating art since her early childhood, where she grew up on an island in the Pacific. She uses bright acrylic paint on canvas to create, as her show is named, Tropical Paradises. Vibrant colors and patterns reflect her attunment with the natural world and are inspired by her international travels.
  • Meridian Boutique is featuring Townsend Collective.
  • Miller’s Jewelry will be holding our Annual Estate Jewelry Show. This is the 8th annual event where we bring gorgeous antique styles, pre-owned designer goods & luxury timepieces, along with period pieces & heirloom jewels to Bozeman from all across the country. The jewelry & watches will be here all day Friday & from 9-2pm on Saturday, but we'll stay open late and be serving wine, etc. from 6-8pm during the Art Walk.
  • Our expert estate buyer will also be in-town again and meeting with people interested in possibly selling their items, too; so, people can make appointments for those evaluations (which are free and non-binding).
  • Montana Gift Corral is featuring artist Marilyn Mason. She has wonderful wildlife pictures with amazing wooden frames that will ad the right touch to any large wall space. Enjoy free shipping (drop ship) to the lower 48 states during the walk!
  • Old Main Gallery is featuring the show Allure by Michael Blessing
  • PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate is featuring Sarah Maki, a local Bozeman artist who creates beautiful works with acrylic on acetate.  We’ll open the garage door and enjoy the beautiful weather!
  • Revolvr Menswear continues to feature artist Hannah Uhde Skidmore
  • Schnee’s Boots and Shoes
  • Stuffed (featuring S.L.A.M.). is pleased to show the works of artist Zach Babat. Zach recently passed away and his wife brought us some of his work...we hope they will sell and help out his family. He was amazingly talented and often participated at SLAM events. . 
  • Style A Gallery
  • Sundog Fine Art is featuring an art exhibition titled; “The Cowboys of Central Montana.” Art Portrait Photographs by Robert Osborn. This exhibit celebrates the release of Robert Osborn's elegant new book of art portrait photographs, "The Cowboys of Central Montana: 50 Portraits."
  • Tripp Studio is featuring Palette knife oils by artist Kara Tripp.  TRIPP studio represents the work of 15 local artists.
  • Visions West Contemporary 

While you stroll from gallery to gallery, you will also be able to enjoy live jazz and rock music played by young musicians from the area. You can find these artists, ensembles and/or bands at the following rotating locations: First Security Bank,Soroptimist Park, US Bank and at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture.

This FREE community event is brought to you by our gracious sponsors; Blackfoot Communications, First Security Bank, KBZK, XL Country100.7, Montana 360, Bozeman Daily chronicle & Allegra Printing. The Art Walks are open to the public and will go on rain or shine.