Kirks’ Grocery is an art gallery and all ages performance space located in Billings, Montana dedicated to showing contemporary art from local, regional, national, and international artists that fall outside of the typical Western Art that is associated with Montana galleries.
Our philosophy of giving unusual art a platform extends to the performance space where Kirks’ hosts DIY all ages shows and events featuring everything from spoken word poetry to experimental musical performances and DIY touring musicians along with independent film and documentaries.
Kirks’ is a community oriented center for all ages and abilities. We now offer the chance to become a member and support us in a number of capacities. You can purchase a monthly membership that gets you admission to every event, you can volunteer to work the door, sell refreshments, and help set up for the musical performances.
This is your community and Kirks’ Grocery is a creative force for positive change. Let’s do it together.
Opening reception: Friday, February 2, 5–9 pm (during ArtWalk) with delicious food by Chef Ashley Woodward. For over twenty years, Jane Waggoner Deschner has been using found photographs—family snapshots and professionally-captured studio portraits—as her medium. By embroidering into discarded photos, she enhances and recontextualizes them. Kirks’ will feature her work from 2023, when she began utilizing archival prints of scanned photos to make multiple interpretations of a single original image. Reformations also includes vintage found postcards she altered by stitching odd things into them. Maggy Rozycki Hiltner will be showing a new series of work: large-scale photographs on wood of her transitory wig and fur assemblages. These explore composition and texture as well as ideas of femininity and hirsute attraction/repulsion. Reformations will also include Hiltner’s cabinet of curiosities full of small stitched and assembled works.