Art Walks

Downtown Bozeman and the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Upcoming Dates & Times

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: Sept. 8 & Dec. 8.

CLICK HERE for a map of the 2017 Art Walks. Participating businesses and several of the Sept. 8 featured artists and shows are lsited below...

  • Alara Jewelry welcomes new creations by Gebrüder Schaffrath whose meticulous craftsmanship and compelling designs allow brilliant-cut diamonds to gently rock with your natural body movement. Each creation is truly a sight to behold… and must be seen in person! Alara will also have an array of snicky-snacks and libations for your art walking pleasures (you’ve gotta shake it to take it) - and disco to boot!
  • Altitude Gallery will be featuring artist Claire Kleese.
  • The Artshoppe
  • Artists’ Gallery is featuring two artists this month. Carmen Stanislao is a bronze artist specializing in animals and wildlife. Oil painter Eileen Kenney paints lively, colorful work inspired by nature. 
  • The Baxter Hotel
  • Berkshire HomeServices Montana Properties (featuring Tierney Fine Art) are proud to feature artists Terry Cooke Hall & Whitney Hall and their show titled, “Modern Paintings of the Timeless West.”
  • Boho Boze
  • Bozeman Angler welcomes Ennis, Montana “fishing artist” Bern Sundell.
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery is featuring Local mixed media artist, Mary Flynn-Gillies. Mary repurposes found vintage papers into textural images evoking a sense of curiosity and history. Mary has been creating and showing art in the Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years. Her work is still shown at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery in addition to local venues here in Montana. 
  • Cello is featuring local Bozeman artist Ann Justin.
  • Collective by dawn josephine is featuring K. D. Segura and M. A. Chavez; oets and partners who have been sharing their love for words with those who come along their path through on demand poetry for the past two years. Both being experienced spoken word poets, they have chosen to take their art to the next level by incorporating the improvisation necessary to bring a poem from thought through conception live. With only a topic and a little bit of time, they will deliver a poem full of playful imagery and sincere lyricism typewritten on the spot. Each poem, being a unique look into the minds of these two, is a work of art on their own; but experiencing the love they share for their writing, and each other, is something to behold entirely of its own.
  • Constructive Solutions, Inc. will be featuring watercolor artist Paul Tunkis.
  • Country Bookshelf will feature work by Bozeman local, Jared Erickson.
  • 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
  • Evrgreen
  • Four Winds Gallery will be showing the colorful, intricate abstract works of Bo Huffman. Huffman's paintings have intriguing layers of colors and shapes that surprise and delight every time they are viewed.
  • The Gem Gallery is featuring artist John Joyce. Through ceramic and painting, John articulates an epic of human culture and experience. The act of creation helps him sort through the countless and complex aspects of humanity. Every piece brings him closer to understanding each aspect individually, but also as one. With this understanding, he hopes to materialize the immaterial and revitalize a national consciousness. John believes we are all products of our environment and his pieces advocate for an understanding regardless of one's relation to power.
  • Girls Outdoors is featuring Sauce. At Sauce, our passion is creating beautiful, high quality and thoughtful products that help people maintain healthy lifestyles. Many of our products boast unique features specifically designed for athletic endeavors. Fit and function are as important as a variety of attractive patterns and color options. Our Bozeman-based production systems allow us the perfect mix of cottage industry flexibility and large-scale production capacity. No order is too large or too small, and no reasonable request is ignored or disregarded. We choose to keep things local and domestic, and are proud that our fabrics and products are milled, printed and sewn in the U.S. And we admire our specialty retailers and respect their dedication to small business and local economies.  As one of Sauce’s early dealers, Girls Outdoors has always been one of our favorite stores!   We are thrilled to be the featured artisan at Girls Outdoors this month & hope you stop by for a visit.
  • Hattie Rex
  • Head West
  • Intrigue Ink is featuring artist Padyn Humble,
  • Jessie Wilber & Lobby Galleries are featuring “Biological Explorations,” glass art by Tad Bradley. And, the Weaver Room Gallery is featuring “Cut Loose: The Ramblings of a Meticulously Unrestrained Soul.” Canvas Painting by Anne KM Ross.
  • 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 a three-artist show. Lee Teter -- 25 drawings and 6 paintings.  Lee was the historical consultant on the Movie "Last of the Mohicans" and was also the artist that painted the famous Vietnam Memorial "Reflections" capturing a man with his hand on the wall seeing the reflections of his buddies that we killed in the war. David Mann -- One of our better known painters of Native American subject matter, David is from Utah.  Brett J. Smith -- Splits his year between Montana and New Orleans.  One of the premiere sporting artists of our time, this show will focus on his Native American themed work.
  • Lockhorn Hard Cider is honored to showcase the hidden talent of local artist Spencer Simons for the month of September and for Bozeman’s final summer art walk this Friday September 8th.  Two-time winner of the Sweet Pea festival juried art show, Simons’ paintings are simply outstanding – something you must see to believe! Definitely worth a visit to the Cider House this September to sip cider this admire this gallery quality work!
  • 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. Join us for good conversations, Luxe spirited desserts, champagne and other refreshments.
  • MaYarising is featuring a show titled, “Zen Between the Mountains” by Eilysch Malee is a synthesis of natural elements—steady mountains, colorful skies, and eye-catching designs—that embody strength, beauty, serenity in this therapeutically driven mixed media collection. Sprinkled with touchable care-free cacti, Eilysch’s art represents snapshots of her personal journey, whether it's a mountain she has had to climb, or a prickly situation she’s had to handle. Through this playful representation of the natural world, this body of work invites the viewer to stay strong, even on the darkest of days.
  • Meridian Boutique is proud to feature photographer and Meridian employee, Sara Saxton of Sara B. Photography
  • Miller’s Jewelry September = Sapphires! Join us for our Annual Montana Yogo Sapphire Show.
  • Montana Gift Corral is featuring Recherche' (pronounced RE - Sha - Shay).  The frames are made from 100% recycled wood and naturally has holes, blemishes and nail markings.  They are all hand crafted and therefore one of a kind.  Made in the USA
  • Old Main Gallery is featuring oil painter Marshall Noice and his solo exhibition titled; “Defying the Literal.”
  • 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 is featuring local artist Jamie Greany. Jamie was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. She attended Montana State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking in the Spring of 2015. Post-graduation, she has continued her career in the art world, exploring a variety of media. From printmaking to drawing and painting, Jamie’s work embodies the subtleties of the natural world and the connection she has to her surroundings.
  • 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. . 
  • Sundog Fine Art
  • Tripp Studio is featuring palette knife paintings by Kara Tripp.  Also offering ceramics, jewelry and gifts by many talented Montana 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, The Ellen Theatre 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.