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Judy’s Story

You might already know Art House. You come for films or you plan to soon. You might have already heard about our Phase 2 project. But why is it all important?
There are dozens of reasons why we think you should join the Art House/Phase 2 story. But we figure, why should we do all the talking?
This is the fabulous Judy. She is a film lover, an Art House volunteer and a monthly Phase 2 donor. We love her enthusiasm and her passion for great things for Billings! Thanks Judy!

Sam’s Story

You’ve heard of Art House.  You’ve heard about our Phase 2 project.  You come for films or you plan to soon.  But why is it all important? There are dozens of reasons why we think you should join the Art House/Phase 2 story.  But we figure, why should we do all the talking?
Today we are going to hear from Sam.  He is a film lover, a downtown supporter, and an Art House donor.
Click to hear his story:


How much have we raised for Phase 2 so far?

Last November, we set out to raise $2.1 Million to expand our theater.  The expansion includes adding food, 3 screens, a redesigned pub space, being open 7 days a week, and more giving back to our arts community!

We were rewarded a $350,000 reimbursement TIF from the city and have received gifts and pledges from many of you!  We have enjoyed some fabulous events and have been working hard to reach our goals.
But you are probably wondering how we are doing in all of this fundraising!?


We are happy to report that we have raised 20% of our goal so far! This includes gifts and pledges, as well as the TIF from the city.

We still have a ways to go, but we are just getting started!

We are a nonprofit organization with a goal to give back to our community.  Art House is a place where people can gather and enjoy a film that stirs thought and conversation.  Films that make us think.  Films that allow us to connect with other people.  We do film festivals, events of all kinds, concerts. And we want to do more.  More great film, art, and culture.  But we can’t do it alone.


We need people who want great things for downtown Billings and who want to see it thrive!  We need people who love connecting with other people.  We need people who love supporting the arts – because we love supporting the arts!

So maybe you’re a film buff.  Maybe you’re an artist.  A musician.  A painter.  A performer.  Maybe someone you know loves the arts.  Maybe you just want to see downtown Billings continue to be a place that brings people together.  Or maybe you are really none of those things but you just love having something interesting and fun to do on the weekends.  Whatever you are, whatever you love, let it show through your support of Art House.

Will you join the Phase 2 story and consider giving?  Whether it’s a one time gift or monthly gifts, it all makes a huge difference!
Click the DONATE button here at the top of our web page and help us reach our goals and make a difference in your city! Thank you!!
All donations are tax deductible.  We will provide a year end statement.

Phase 2 Update

Hello Art House supporters and friends!

It’s been a while since we have updated you on the happenings of Phase 2!

Recently we brought you a fabulous Phase 2 Presents Event; 100 Words Film Festival.  We had a great time dining with friends while enjoying 18 short films with exactly 100 words in each.  We so enjoyed our time with those of you who could make it down.  And we missed those of you who couldn’t be there!

That night, we asked for people to join the Phase 2 story.  The story of what Phase 2 is all about and what it will mean for Billings.  We had a handful of wonderful donors step up and give.  Some gave a one time gift and some committed to a monthly gift.  Gifts were given at different levels and those who gave will receive their name on a future seat in a new theater, their name on our future Cast Wall, or even have their name on our Assoc. Producer Wall.
It was AMAZING to see people step up and give.  We really felt the love and we are so appreciative!

We are excited to announce that we raised over $15,000 in donations and earnings that night!
So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support and love.
If you were unable to attend our latest Phase 2 Presents Event, don’t worry…there will be another…because our story isn’t over.

Art House is a nonprofit organization with a mission to stir great conversation through film, art, and culture.  We are committed to giving back to our arts community and the great things happening in Billings.
If you want to see more great art and culture in our city, give to Art House.  Your donation means more than you think.  Once Phase 2 is a reality, we have budgeted to give $25,000 annually to artists and art programs around our city!  But we need your help.
Head to to donate. Your donation is tax deductible.
Stay tuned for more about Phase 2 and our heart to see more great film, art, and culture in Billings.

Phase 2 making progress!

We are a HUGE step closer to seeing Art House Phase 2 become a reality!  With the City Council’s decision to support our project with $350,000 in TIF reimbursement we feel the support of our city and we couldn’t be more proud.  Thank you City Council and thank you Billings!

If you missed the article:…/billings-art-house-cinema-pubs-phase-…

Can you help us raise the funds we need?  Can you spare $10 a month?  Maybe $20 a month?  All you have to do is hit the Donate tab at the top of this page to join the Art House story and make an impact!

What if you can’t spare any extra funds but want to help Art House?  Or maybe you are already giving what you can and STILL want to do more? Get this….YOU CAN!!  Head to our Facebook page and scroll down until you reach “Create A Fundraiser”.  It’s a way for you to raise funds for us without the stress of stretching your pocket book too thin!

We so appreciate all of our donors and supporters!  We look forward to what is coming next!  And we are still working on purchasing the building with hopes of that goal being reached by October.

You don’t want to miss these….

Hey Billings!
We have a Phase 2 update for you!
PLUS…a few things coming up that you DON’T want to miss!

We are still working to buy our building and we need you!
Head to our website to learn more about Phase 2 and become a part of the story.
All donations are tax-deductible but what’s better is that you get to know that you are an important part of something big for our great city!
Thank you and hope to see you at Thirsty Street and the Phase 2 Presents Event featuring Parker Brown and the Bleeding Hearts.

Get tickets for Parker Brown and the Bleeding Hearts Phase 2 Presents Event here:…

Phase 2…What’s Next?

Hey Billings!
We want to thank you again for helping us reach our first goal of $50k given and pledged by January! We are overwhelmed with gratitude! But, you might be asking…WHAT’S NEXT?
Well, let me share! As you may know, our Phase 2 campaign is a 2 year project.  We have set ourselves some goals and we are thrilled to have you on the journey with us to reach those goals!
We hope to reach our next goal of $150k raised and pledged by the end of July 2017.  This includes the purchase of our amazing G&W building.  With the purchase of the building behind us, we are able to go after other funding, such as grants!
So, Billings, can you help us reach that next goal?

Keep on the look out for all the ways you can support the Phase 2 project! But until then, you can jump on our website and donate!  Whether it’s a monthly recurring gift of just $10 or a one time donation, you’ll make a difference and become part of an amazing story.  The Art House experience is like no other experience in Billings!
So we have a challenge for you this week…
If you love Art House, we challenge you to share the love with someone this week. Treat them to a film!
And if you haven’t experienced Art House yet, do yourself a favor and go! You won’t be disappointed. Grab a beer or glass of wine, some amazing popcorn, and enjoy a great film. OH! And, while you are there, check out our awesome DipJar! It’s the easiest way to donate to Phase 2! Simply ‘dip’ your debit/credit card in the DipJar and pat yourself on the back for giving to something huge!

We hit $50,000!

When we launched our Phase 2 capital campaign this past November, we set a goal.  That goal was to raise $50k (pledged and given) by the end of January 2017.  As crazy as this felt when we announced it, we always knew that Billings cares about film, art, and culture.

And we are ecstatic to announce that we did it!! And it’s because of the amazing donors, like you! Phase 2 is a giant vision for us of raising the funds needed for our purchase of the building, and expanding our current operations.
But this is just the beginning.  We are so excited to be on this journey with our community and can’t wait to continue sharing more successes with you along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you to those who gave and pledged!

Please continue to share our story with friends and family.  We know that you already love Art House and we want to share that love with others!
*If you are new to Art House and want more information on Phase 2, you can find that on our website.  You can also donate from our website (super easy!)
Stay tuned for more updates, upcoming events, and news as we continue on this adventure! Thanks Billings!