Downtown Billings shared National League of Cities's post.Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 3:11pm
Art is beneficial for all! It can boost public safety, budgets, infrastructure, health, and much more for a city. Arts and culture is something that we strongly believe in and advocate for in Downtown Billings. Public art and Montana's Native American culture in particular are two things that we think go beautifully together and we plan to bring more of it to the heart of your city.
Pre staff meeting smudging. 😌Our Resource Outreach Coordinator and enrolled member of the Crow tribe, Josiah Hugs, shared this very special Native American ritual with us today. Smudging is the ritualistic burning of herbs and plant resins in a shell or clay bowl while prayers of gratitude and wellbeing are said aloud. The smoke is traditionally fanned using the hand or a feather (eagle feathers are treasured for this) and directed over a person or throughout a living space. The purpose is to wash away impurities, sadness, anxieties, dark thoughts, and any unwanted energies or emotions that may be clinging to a space or individual. You can purchase all materials needed for smudging at Barjon's Booksdowntown. 📷: Jerrid Michael David Gray
Downtown Billings feeling motivated with Thomas P. Miller & Associates.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 3:08pm
This is the future - the 2018 Downtown Strategic Plan is now up on our website! Read the attainable, community-lead vision for Downtown Billings. Big and exciting things are on the horizon. Thank you for voicing your visions for your city at the forums and focus groups. Thank you, Thomas P. Miller and Associates, for all of your hard work with facilitating the process of this plan from start to finish. We're ready to go and grow!
🎸15% off with your BFD card- Smiling Dog Records downtown is Billings’ best source for vinyl. They also carry musical instruments, stereo equipment, clothing, and memorabilia. They have a concert space in the back called “The Heartbreak” where they host live shows for all ages. Check them out at 2702 Minnesota Ave.
Jam Out: downtownbillings.com/bfd