2023 Space2Place Placemaking Projects

Each year Big Sky Economic Development sponsors a micro-grant competition for creative placemaking. Groups, organizations, and individuals within Yellowstone County are encouraged to develop and submit their ideas for how they can transform a public space in Yellowstone County into a beautiful, lively, and welcoming place. This year saw a record number of applicants since the micro-grant’s first year in 2018, and seven applicants were awarded a grant to help fund their placemaking project.

Collaboration Alley Mural

Applicant: Canvas Creek Team Building

Location: Alley between N Broadway and N 27th and 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Broadway Alley Mural

Applicant: Edward Jones / Inkredible

Location: Alley between N Broadway, N 27th and 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue

Musikgarten Mural

Applicant: Maria Miller Music Studio

Location: 1840 Grand Avenue

Illuminate 29th Street

Applicant: Downtown Billings Alliance

Location: N 29th Street

Native American Heritage Mural

Applicant: Michael Gray

Location: 224 N Broadway

Worden Main Street Mural

Applicant: Community Project Connection

Location: Main Street in Worden (on the side of the Project Merc grocery store)

YMCA Welcome Mural

Applicant: Billings Family YMCA

Location: 402 N 32nd Street