The streets of Billings will come alive with “asphalt art” in the coming days, thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
According to the press release, Billings is one of 26 U.S. cities to receive a $25,000 grant for the art installation that will be installed beginning Tuesday (7/18) in pedestrian spaces and roadways surrounding North Park. .
Detours will be in place as art is painted and sealed from North 19th and 22n/a from 6e North Avenue to 7e North Ave. “Asphalt Art” is also painted where 8e The street crosses north 22n/a Street and North 19e Street.
Elyssa Leininger, Jodi Lightner and Elley Swan are the local artists selected for the street murals that will be on display throughout the summer of 2025, according to the press release.
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative supports projects in cities that use art to change the way people interact with their public infrastructure.
Billings Mayor Bill Cole and the BIRD office applied for the grant in 2020 and received the full $25,000 in September 2021 for the Asphalt Art initiative.
According to the planning schedule for the project, the art installation will take place on July 19, followed by a street clean-up on July 25 and the final installation on July 26. Project touch-ups will be completed by August 4.
To see some of the current Asphalt Art from other cities across the United States that was created with the Bloomberg Philanthropies grant, CLICK HERE.