The BACK ALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL
August 17th, 2019 from 10AM - 5PM
Located in the parking lot and alley on the 2500 block of Montana Ave. behind Toucan
The Back Alley Arts Festival or BAAF is a new event inspired by Billings’ urban atmosphere, with an emphasis on art, food, and music. We are partnering with our neighbors like The Pub Station, who will be handling our staging and serving beer and other alcoholic beverages. You can also grab some “street food” from our food vendors, like Lilac Restaurant, Dickey’s BBQ, or Don Luis and enjoy a coffee or tea from MoAv while you check out our artist and vendor booths.
See below for the FULL LINE-UP!
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11:00p.m Brian Epley & Wendy Chavez — Not Your Girlfriend’s Band
12:00p.m Nick Kozub of Hellroaring
1:00p.m. Wes Urbaniak & the Mountain Folk featuring Anna Paige
2:00p.m Matthew O’Brien — thievesbreakin
AND aerial dance accompanying the musical performances from Dixie & YungBen of Yelvington Studios from 11-12 and 1-3!
Chad Cumin — Chad Cumin Glass Art
Kelsey Dwyer & Jess Engle — Hemp Cat Toys & More
Spencer Gallagher — Chamber of Goo
Growth Thru Art: Still Here
Johnna Jablonski — Emerald Sky Creative
Harry Koyama Gallery and Friends
Cassy Kramer — 504 Square Feet
Susan Leaverton — From These Hands
S. Jordan Lee — Animal Friends Portraits
Anna Paige & Wes Urbaniak — Urbaniak Instruments & Young Poets
Sue Schuld & Lillian Hartung — Half the Sky
Morgan Syring & Danielle Loomer — mclSyring/DaniGirlKnits
Lee Walker Fine Art
Beth Zitur — Confetti Heart Studio
Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
Contribute to an on-site installation!
Billings-based Artist Curator Sherri Cornett will be completing one or more welded steel and copper wire sculptures. The alcove-shaped piece(s) will be similar in design to her public art piece "Thicket," currently installed under the Sky Point. Festival goers are invited to paint or draw their thoughts about home on canvas pieces placed around the sculpture while the work resides at Toucan through the month of September.
Participate in the Battle of the Buskers!
Musicians are invited to come participate in a Battle of the Buskers during the Back Alley Arts Festival next Saturday from 3-5PM! All you need to do to participate is bring a sign with your name(s) and make some music at BAAF during that time. Attendees of the festival will vote for their favorite buskers and the most popular will be awarded a $50 cash prize!