The Downtown Bozeman Association, Downtown Bozeman art galleries and retailers, the Emerson Center for Art and Culture and The Moose are proud to present this summer's Downtown Bozeman ArtWalks. The ArtWalks happen on the 2nd Friday of the month June through September from 6 to 8pm in downtown Bozeman. They're  free and open to the public and will go on rain or shine. The first ArtWalk is this Friday night!

This year's ArtWalk dates:

June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th

The businesses and galleries generally feature artists' openings and receptions during the event and often provide complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. The ArtWalks also feature a few activities during the event night such as live music played by young area musicians. Most are involved in an organization called Hand Me Down Some Silver, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to those students in need of music lessons, instruments, and special music projects.

Maps for the 2011 ArtWalks are now available at all the participating galleries and businesses. For a list of participating businesses with a printable map click here.

If you love art and want more of it in your community, click here to learn how you can support public art in Bozeman and vote for your favorites! For more info on this year's ArtWalks, you can call 406-586-4008

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