Sandstone Gallery Art Walk

Sandstone Gallery will be participating in Artwalk Billings. Our featured artists this month are Madelein Bladlow, Mary Hopper, and our new partner member, John Kennedy. Also enjoy the stunning stained glass by special guest artist Dione Roberts. Billings Arts Association artists are Patti Gordon and Edna Carlson.

Please join us for a special artists reception from 5-9 PM as we welcome John Kennedy, and to honor our featured and guest artists.

Many or all of our 14 artists will also be on hand to show their work and talk to you about their art. Please join us for a fun evening downtown!

  • Posted on: September 20, 2023

Yarn Bar 6th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate our 6th birthday with us & enjoy 12% off STOREWIDE on Friday & Saturday. Register to win prizes and eat some cake!

  • Posted on: August 30, 2023

2nd Annual Bastille Day Celebration

Join us at TEN at the Northern as we sip on beautiful wines from 7 major wine producing regions of France. We will indulge in decadent imported French cheeses, housemade charcuterie, hand-crafted breads by François Morin of Le Fournil, incredible housemade desserts, and so much more! Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone (406) 867-6774. This event is 21+

  • Posted on: July 5, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Downtown Spotlight Award Recipients

Award recipients will be recognized Thursday, June 8th at Alive After 5 at The Pub Station. We hope you join us as we honor them on stage around 6:30pm.  

Nominations for the 3rd Annual Downtown Spotlight Awards came from the general public and downtown Billings businesses who belong to the membership arm of the DBA. We created these awards in 2021 as a way to come together before the busy event season and celebrate those who contribute to downtown Billings’ growth, diversity, vitality and investment in our community. 

New Business Spotlight Award:
 Awarded to a downtown business that has been in operation for less than three years and has demonstrated strong potential via growth, innovation, and leadership. Additionally, the business has demonstrated a culture of risk-taking and trailblazing and has positioned itself to achieve similar success in the future through new or innovative product or service, quality of merchandise/customer service, job creation, growth, potential, and market served.

Toad N Willow
Downtown Gem Award:
 Awarded to a business who has been in operation for more than 10 years who still shines as a staple in downtown Billings due to their consistent commitment to innovation, community leadership, quality of merchandise/customer service, and job creation.

Brockles Chocolates
Golden Broom Award:
 Awarded to a business that excels in maintaining an attractive and welcoming street presence.

Sue Powell – Barjon’s Books
Best Neighbor Award:
 Awarded to a downtown neighbor (business owner, property owner, employee, etc) who is always willing to offer a helping hand to fellow “downtowners”.

Made for Home
Building Improvement Award: Awarded to a building/business owner with the most improved façade or strongest building development project in within the last year.

Matt Blakeslee – Art House Cinema
Ziggy Ziegler Award: Awarded to an individual whose efforts positively affect how people feel about downtown Billings. The Community Builder Award recipient has facilitated the development of our downtown community, actively contributing to the growth, vitality, and overall appeal and betterment of downtown Billings. 

Tina Parsons
Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to the individual who generously committed their time at the most downtown events in the last 12 months.


Tina Parsons – 11 events
Cody Floyd
– 10 events
Jennifer Webber – 6 events
Sharon Dickhaut
– 6 events

We thank these volunteers and all our volunteers for the support they provide out team at various downtown events throughout the year.

“Glowing Chakras” – A Mindful Creativity Class

“GLOWING CHAKRAS” is a class that will discuss the different chakras as we paint. Have you heard about chakras and want to learn more? Do you already know about them and would love a chakra painting for your wall? This class is for you!
MINDFUL CREATIVITY CLASSES are similar to sip-n-paint classed but we ADD mindfulness exercises like setting intention and meditation. The combination of activities is designed to reconnect to yourself. Experience a reduction in stress and anxiety and leave with an increased sense of well-being. Mindful Creativity classes are suitable for ALL LEVELS of artists and spiritual practitioners.
ALL SUPPLIES, including a 11×14 inch wrapped canvas and paint, and the mindfulness activities ARE INCLUDED.
  • Posted on: June 5, 2023

Elana Hayden- LIVE!

Join us to celebrate 1st Friday with Live Music!
Elana Hayden Bio:
“Having been an in-demand New York session singer, songwriter and jingle/voiceover artist, Elana Hayden has written, recorded, produced and licensed numerous songs, jingles and voiceovers for TV, film, radio and video including spots for Showtime, HBO, the NBA, WNBA, Maury Povich, The Montel Show, and several other shows as well.
She has appeared and/or recorded with Bernard Purdie, Jon Herington, Richie Cannata, Crispin Cioe, Shawn Pelton, Mark Rivera, Harry Chapin, Patti LaBelle, Bob Hope, Tony Orlando, The Pointer Sisters, Willie Nelson, Boomer Esiason, and many others. Most recently, Elana did a Breakfast and Morning Show jingle for The Phil Ray UK radio show, radio identification spots for M-Radio, a web station in Germany and a Christmas ID spot for the FIZZ Radio Show in Italy. In addition, she recorded a jingle for German radio that was produced by Klaus Doldinger, leader of the internationally renowned jazz-fusion band “Passport.”
As a member of the group Q-Club, Elana sang lead on the release of “I’ll Be There.” She continued her work as a recording artist in the United States and Europe as the featured vocalist on Force of 2’s single “Victory is Ours” (Tommy O Records), and appeared on Teddy Kumpel’s 1994 CD, “Nome Sane” (Hooney Records). In 1997, she sang lead vocals for the group “Push” on their single for Blank Frank Records and released a cover of the ABBA song, “The Winner Takes it All.” She has enjoyed success on the charts and charts, including winning the Frustrated Song of the Month Contest with her song “Why Does Bad Feel So Good,” co-written with Mike Leslie.
Elana has also recorded with the bands “Stiletto” and “Phillips Head,” as well as numerous other New York-based bands. She has toured Europe with the band “Renegade,” appearing in Germany and Austria several times and enjoys singing background vocals for All About Joel (formerly Songs In The Attic) – a NY-based Billy Joel Tribute Band.
She appeared in the cast of the National Touring Company of the Off-Broadway show Beehive, and appeared in New York productions of Gym, Carrie, Starmites and Goose. Film and TV credits include 20th Century Fox’s Unfaithfully Yours, starring Nastasia Kinski, Armand Assante, and Dudley Moore, and the ABC-TV After School Special “Over the Limit,” which aired on network television in the U.S.
Elana was the Director of Bach To Rock Music School in Port Washington, NY for 8 years and also found time to record and release her debut album, “Carry You Home” on Dec. 31st, 2021! She is now working on an album of jazz standards and also writing a children’s book with music. Elana was featured in Wendell Hanes’ book, “Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! Vol 4. – Singing on Major TV Commercials” and she studied at Sarah Lawrence College – Liberal Arts, Music & Theatre and C.W. Post College (Long Island University) – BFA in Musical Theatre. A native New Yorker, Elana now lives in beautiful Montana.”
  • Posted on: May 31, 2023

Jim Newton – LIVE!

Join us to celebrate First Friday with LIVE MUSIC by Jim Newton!
  • Posted on: May 31, 2023

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a science: a technology.  We use a combination of breathing techniques, physical exercises, mantras, and hand mudras to achieve a desire physical effect. Then we end class with a meditation to achieve a state of peace and joy.  The classes are varied from week to week.

Doors open 15 min. early, so we can start right on time. RSVP to attend: (406)794-9519


  • Posted on: January 25, 2023

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a science: a technology.  We use a combination of breathing techniques, physical exercises, mantras, and hand mudras to achieve a desire physical effect. Then we end class with a meditation to achieve a state of peace and joy.  The classes are varied from week to week.

Doors open 15 min. early, so we can start right on time. RSVP to attend: (406)794-9519


  • Posted on: January 25, 2023