June ArtWalk and First Friday
Jun 3, 2022
Billings Symphony Office
2820 2nd Ave. N.
The Billings Symphony unveils the latest work of public art in Downtown Billings during the June ArtWalk. Muralist and artist Elley Swan, who recently completed a 60-foot long mural on the south-facing wall of the Billings Symphony’s building, will display her paintings at the Symphony office and be on hand to discuss her various mural projects throughout Billings. The Symphony office at 2820 Second Ave. N. will be open to the public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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.
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.