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Free Family Series

October ArtWalk and First Friday

Oct 7, 2022


Billings Symphony Office

2820 2nd Ave. N.


The Billings Symphony opens their downtown offices at 2820 2nd Ave. N. for the October ArtWalk, presenting artwork by residents of MorningStar of Billings. This dynamic collection of artwork represents a variety of artistic media including sculpture, acrylic and oil paintings, needlepoint, and a bit of everything in-between created in MorningStar’s weekly art classes. This vast exhibit showcases the unlimited creativity and personality of the senior citizens of MorningStar of Billings.


Elley Swan is always seeking the next chance to create something inspiring. Her artistic interests are quite broad; she’ll paint just about anything that inspires her, but she does truly love to paint skulls, fish and feathers. Elley’s paintings are multi-faceted, including layer upon layer of colored circles that resemble soft, out-of-focus lights to create a multidimensional effect. Born in Red Lodge and living in Billings, her work has been displayed in various galleries and she has completed several murals around town, including a large-scale mural at the Montana Audubon Center that provides a 360-degree view of the mountains.

Elley Swan

The Billings Symphony would like to thank all who helped to make this mural a reality, including Elley Swan; Bill and Anne Cole; Big Sky EDA and the Space2Place granting program; the Downtown Billings Alliance team (special shout-out to Mehmet Casey and Joe Stout!); Zack Terakedis; Diane Boyer Jerhoff; Rob Morehead; Big Sky Exterior Designs; Jase Norsworthy; Montana State University Billings baseball team; Derek Waddoups; and Ryan Swan.