a TOUCAN invitational show

Hello!We’re putting up an invitational show at Toucan and hope you will come see it!It’s a callback to a fundraiser that Toucan was involved with in 1996 that had artists and craftspeople making birdhouses (the birdhouses shown below are from that event).This new iteration is meant to recapture that spirit and highlight the contemporary creativity in our community in a multidisciplinary way by including artwork of all kinds.This theme is certainly a play on the various ways in which Toucan finds itself associated with it, i.e., a toucan is a bird, Toucan is in the BIRD (Billings Industrial Revitalization District), we like birds, etc.The invitation read as such:On the theme of "bird" (singular or plural), Toucan invites artists, designers, architects, and builders, anyone and everyone, to submit art, design, and construction, for the chance to be included in BIRD(S), an exhibit and sale at Toucan that will coincide with a Grand Opening Celebration at our new location in June.We received a wide variety of interpretations, which is what we hoped for, including two-dimensional drawings, paintings, and collage, and three-dimensional sculpture and birdhouses. We can't wait for you to see everything.The show opening will correspond with Toucan's official Grand Opening (even though we've been open for awhile) at our new location at 1002 2nd Avenue North on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Stay tuned for more information.

1002 2nd Ave N
Billings, MT 59101