Fall Art Walk

Fall-Art-Walk-LOGO JPEGNovember 6 | 5-9 p.m.

Celebrate the 2015 fall season with the 32nd Annual Downtown Helena Fall Art Walk. This anticipated event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!

JOIN the event page on Facebook for pictures and artists’ bios!


Participating business and artists can register in two ways:

  1. Online – click here to complete the registration form and payment (VISA/Mastercard)
  2. Download the 2015 Fall Art Walk Registration & Information – submit paper form via email, snail mail or fax.

For more information, call 447-1535 or email Haley, hmiller@helenabid.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Fall Art Walk is one of the most well-attended downtown events of the entire year, and always fills the streets downtown regardless of inclement weather. Thus, there is a terrific opportunity for sponsorship in support of the arts community. Thank you for supporting Downtown Helena, Inc. and our commitment to promoting local artists, downtown businesses and providing a family-friendly event for all ages. We are looking forward to the best year yet!

Click here for 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, call 447-1535 or email Haley, hmiller@helenabid.com


Participating Businesses & Artists:

Check back as we add artists! 


Park Ave.

Salon Off Broadway
Kelly Anne Dalton is a Montana artist and illustrator who creates small scale, whimsical works on wood panels featuring strange characters and fairy tale landscapes.


300 Last Chance Gulch

Bert & Ernie’s
Tom Morgan & Jodi Monahan will be the featured artist. Enjoy live Jazz during the event from 7-10pm

Montana Book & Toy Co.
Artist: Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

Signs Now
Artist: TBD

Sole Sisters
Lisa Gibson uses watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, ink and graphite to present work  with the hope of directing your thoughts to beauty, love and the wonder of Life. No matter what color your world appears to be at the moment, there is always something for which to be grateful. It is those Good Things, no matter how small, that are worthy of our focus.

Megan Grotzke is a trained photojournalist based out of Helena. Her images come from experimenting with different types of cameras from vintage models to toys.

6th Ave.

Benny’s Bistro
Artists: Jim Madden & Kevin Hurlbut: Jim & Kevin play piano & bass guitar featuring popular Jazz Standards. We have a full menu plus wine and beer. Our dinner special for the evening will be a 3 course International Menu featuring the food and wine of Sicily.


Lawrence Street

Holter Museum of Art
Artists: Jeff VanTine, Dwayne Wilcox, Carol Novotne, Karen Thorson, Ginger Agee
The Tibetan Art of Healing exhibit with artist Jeff VanTine as well as ledger drawing by Native American Artist Dwayne Wilcox and large oil landscape paintings by Carol Novotne. Karen Thorson’s paintings and Ginger Agee’s works will be on view along with the works from the permanent collection from local artist Robert Deweese, Rudy Autio, and other major figures of the Montana arts scene. Enjoy free Cotton candy and a photo booth


400 Last Chance Gulch

Featuring a special art exhibit by young artists ages 9 through 13, who participated in the summer art class series, “Kids Creativity Sessions.” All of these artists have also been part of the behind-the-scenes in curating and planning the exhibit. Opening night is Oct. 30th … and the exhibit runs until Nov 17. 20% sale on select ceramics and archival fine art prints.

Mountain Sage Gallery
The gallery is a joint venture of 13 artists who take turns working in the gallery. The media on display include fine jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, rock mosaics, wood furniture and dresser items, photography, and paintings in watercolor, oils, acrylic and pastel.


North Last Chance Gulch

Dancing Lotus Center
Matt Whitt : Born and raised in Wyoming, living in Helena. I enjoy photography because I can share the light God shows me. Without light there is darkness.
Barbara DeBree was born in Helena: For me as a veteran, figuring out how to see beauty after I had been in the violence of war – and become violent myself – was no small task and an integral part of my healing and personal survival story.
Gary Marshall. Works with digital media both in art and photos.
Annie Tavary served in the US Army Reserves as a psychiatric technician and behavioral science specialist. She paints and takes photographs mainly of scenery.
Robert Matt will be explaining and performing healing songs each hour during the art walk.
We are hosting only Veteran artists to share their work and the healing opportunities via Art.

Holiday Inn & Quarry Bar & Grill
Artist: Dick Smith. Dick’s favorite places to visit include Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, which offer an abundance of wildlife and many scenic wonders. His photographs include the awesome scenery and many different kinds of animals, with a focus on the bears and their habit of fishing. He will be featuring “The Canadian Rockies” this fall. Dick thanks you for sharing his love or our beautiful country.

Martin’s Wine’s
Photography by Martin and Liam. Mobiles by Ann Wiesnach


Sapphire Bar
Artist: TBD


South Last Chance Gulch

The Base Camp
Artist: Chris McGowan is a freelance photographer, and instructor based out of Helena, Montana. Chris’s passion for photography stems from his deep love for nature and the outdoors. Primarily a wildlife and nature photographer Chris travels far and near capturing Montana’s abundant population of wildlife, birds, as well as the states vast and ever changing landscapes.

Birds & Beasleys
Beth – Birds – Balloons: Birds & Beasleys once again is hosting Beth Cummings wooden quilts. Live Raptors from Montana WILD and Balloons from The Balloon Man.100% of proceeds from the wooden quilt sales will help support Helena Food Share’s Backpack Program.

Frayed Sew
Artist: EME Handmade. Beautiful & functional pieces created from unique vintage, salvaged, and sustainable materials. EME Handmade offers growler & wine totes, coffee sleeves, zipper bags & pouches, French press cozies and much more!

Ghost Art Gallery
Helena artist Shirley Cleary is best known for her local fishing and hunting paintings. She has been featured in dozens of publications and the National Trout Unlimited Artist of the Year. Stop in and see all of Shirley’s latest work.

Lewis & Clark Library
Will feature Kallie Audet. Kallie received her degree in art from MSU Bozeman. Her paintings are rich and striking depictions of Montana composed in acrylics and oils.

The Pan Handler Plus

Prickly Pear Quilts
Maureen Foster: Maureen combines her passion for drawing with quilting to create unique one-of-a-kind quilts. Maureen offers customized long-arm quilting and original digital designs to quilt enthusiasts. Drawing for one FREE Beginner Quilt Class, Refreshments served


Great Northern Town Center

Al Swanson Gallery
Mitchell Paulson custom acoustic guitars hand crafted one at a time in Montana using the finest tonewoods from around the world

Best Western
Marcy Bergman spent 20 years traveling abroad(mostly Europe) with her husband, who was in the military, and thus, she has had influences from around the world that reflect in her art.

Joan Bousliman -Whimsical handcrafted old world santas, angels, fairies and more. Rhonda Addison- Adds a sparkle to her art, all available to a good home.

Danzer Paint
Fred Cowie has 12 large oil and acrylic paintings on canvas hanging in Stockman Bank of Montana buildings around the state.  Fred has dozens of Nevada-based paintings in the Shed Gallery Collection of Walter Cuchine, a leading collector of contemporary Nevada art, in Eureka, Nevada.  Fred also has many, many watercolor paintings in private collections in Helena and around Montana.

Exploration Works Science Center
Artist: TBD

Federal Reserve Bank-Helena Branch
Featuring Linda McCray’s abstract spiritual original paintings. She translates universal spiritual truths into stirring contemporary art that communicates beyond words to nourish the spirit.

Helena Public Art Committee
Artist: TBD

Great Northern Carousel
Works by members of The Art Center will be on display. The mission statement of The Art Center is to inspire the creative spirit within each individual. All pieces displayed are original works and range from works by  professional artists to those just beginning to explore the art world.   The Art Center in Helena is a non-profit group of more than 50 Helena artists who meet regularly to paint, encourage and inspire each other in artistic endeavors. To learn more, visit our website: www.theartcenterhelena.com.