Events, Storage, and Parking

eventsicon2Whether it’s a business meeting, staff retreat, reception, seminar, or other special event, the Yellowstone Art Museum offers one of the most delightful settings in Billings.

The Yellowstone Art Museum’s spacious halls and ever-changing art exhibitions provide a beautiful backdrop to make your event memorable.  By choosing the Museum for your meeting or event, you also support the YAM and help us provide the outstanding exhibitions Billings has come to expect.

Opportunities are limited!  Please contact us to inquire about available dates for corporate events, meetings, and receptions.

If you have questions or would like to make reservations, please contact our Facility Rental Coordinator,  Kathi Lamey, at 406-256-6804, x245 or via email at

Rental Areas

Visible Vault
The “Vault” is one-of-a-kind!  One of the few “green” buildings in Billings, the Visible Vault boasts tall ceilings and polished concrete floors, and guests are surrounded by art in our permanent collection vault while they enjoy your event.  This space has quickly gained popularity as a contemporary space with its own parking. It also houses our own Artist-in-Residence studio.  Maximum capacity is 125 for a reception and 60 for a seated event. 

Museum first floor
Maximum number of guests is 200, and includes the downstairs areas outside of the galleries and the courtyard.  Rental of gallery spaces is on a case-by-case basis.

Museum second floor
Up a beautiful staircase you will find the second floor of the museum.  This spacious area outside of the second-floor galleries is perfect for intimate cocktail receptions.  Capacity is up to 120 guests for a reception and 75 guests for a seated event.

Entire Museum
Maximum number of guests is 300, depending on availability of gallery spaces.  Includes downstairs spaces outside of the galleries and Raven’s Café d’Art, the courtyard, and upstairs spaces outside the galleries.  Upstairs galleries available by request and based on exhibition schedule. 


Venue Capacity Rate
Murdock Gallery  

Screen accessibility with full audio

80 chairs for lectures
80 standing cocktail
64 seated dinner
Visible Vault  

Screen accessibility

100 chairs for lectures
100 standing cocktail
64 seated dinner
Museum first floor hallways and courtyard  

Includes Murdock Gallery
Boundless Visions*

200 chairs
200 standing cocktail
120 seated dinner
+ 64 in Murdock seated dinner
*Food and drink prohibited in galleries


Entire Museum  

Murdock Gallery
Museum first floor hallways and courtyard
Boundless Visions*
2nd floor hallways
Montana Gallery*
Scott and NW Projects Galleries*

200 chairs
300 standing cocktail
160 seated dinner
+ 64 in Murdock seated dinner
*Food and drink prohibited in galleries

All prices are based on a 6 hour rental of the space.  Additional costs are added per additional hour.

Member discounts 

Museum Members receive a discount on facility rentals based on their level of annual support.

Members at the $500 level and above receive complimentary use of the museum’s tables, chairs, lecterns, bar and audio visual devices.

Individual and Business
$500 5%
$1,000 10%
$2,500 25%
$5,000 50%
$10,000 50%

parkingiconParking Spaces

The Yellowstone Art Museum offers monthly parking at both of its locations, 401 North 27th Street and 505 North 26th Street, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  We are conveniently located in downtown Billings.

Our parking fees are $30 per month for members of the museum and $35 per month for non-members. We do not offer daily rates.  Click here to become a member.

For more information, contact the front desk at 406-256-6804.


storageiconHigh Grade Storage for Your Valuables

Are you a seasonal Montana resident?  Consider leasing storage space at the Visible Vault for your fine art or other valuables.  The space is high-security and fully climate-controlled 24 hours per day.  A formal lease agreement is required.  For additional details, rates, or a site tour, please contact Registrar Lisa Ranallo at or 406-256-6804, x227.


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