The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions! Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design. Several beautiful and creative designs were submitted this year, but we could only choose one. As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

The 2017 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is Meta Newhouse. Meta Newhouse is an award-winning creative director, graphic designer, and filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the visual communication industry. She has worked for clients such as The American Heart Association, Dallas County Community Colleges, The Dallas Symphony, Motorola, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Meta has been a design educator since 1995 and currently is the Founding Director of DSEL (the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning) at Montana State University. She is passionate about typography, design thinking, and design entrepreneurship. In January 2017, she had one of her posters about climate change added to the permanent collections of the V&A Museum (London); Les Arts Decoratifs de Paris; Stedelijk Museum Breda, the Lahti Poster Museum (Finland) and Designmuseum Danmark.

CLICK HERE for the 2-17 Christmas Stroll Poster Design by Meta Newhouse.

Meta will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 2nd from 1-2pm. More information about Meta Newhouse at