Big news for our locally talented artists! The City of Billings has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to start involving art across the city in everyday life!

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Mobilize The MAGIC City

With this grant, the city of Billings is aiming to improve economic development, road safety, health outcomes, and more by involving these artists in community planning and design. This project will include at least two creative "placemaking hubs" (described in the release as "public art informed by a community engagement), a "placemaking playbook" (which documents effective processes used), and a "Public Arts Committee Feasibility Study".

Right now, Mobilize the MAGIC City is in the public engagement phase, meaning they want feedback from the community. Multiple events are coming up where you can join in, meet the Artist-In-Residence Terri Porta, and share your thoughts on expanding art in the Magic City.

Walk & Talk with The Artist-In-Residence

There are three chances for the Walk and Talk series coming up:

  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th, from 6 to 7 PM at Pioneer Park.
    • Meet near the splash pad.
  • Thursday, May 11th, from 6 to 7 PM at North Park.
    • Meet near the tennis courts.
  • Tuesday, May 23rd, from 6 to 7 PM at Rose Park.
    • Meet at the intersection of 21st St W and Avenue D.

Bike with The Artist-In-Residence

Take a bike ride with Terri Porta, and check out possible locations for creative "placemaking hubs".

This event starts at Rose Park and will bike to North Park along the first neighborhood bikeway in Billings. A helmet and bike are required.

Sunday, May 21st, from 2 to 4 PM at Rose Park - Meet at the intersection of 21st St W and Avenue D.

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