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.
“Out of Hand: Misremembered Memoirs and Untouched Sounds,” a collection of paintings and mixed media work by Bozeman painter and performance artist Marla Goodman, opens August 3 at Kirks’ Grocery. Goodman’s work revolves around her 15-year obsession with the Theremin, an electronic instrument that is played without being touched. A fifth generation Montanan, grandmother and self-described community art activist, Goodman divides her creative time between “painting, practicing, and pretending.” The exhibit includes music- and Theremin-inspired paintings and collage/assemblage work drawn from Goodman’s imaginary world as Theremin-playing twin sisters. A live performance component of the show will feature Goodman’s Theremin-playing personae, Polly and Dolly Vinyl. The exhibition runs Aug. 4–Sept. 23 2023 with the Theremin performance at 7pm, Aug 3. The artist will also discuss the work and demonstrate the Theremin at a reception during Art Walk, 5-9pm Aug 4.