1511 6th Avenue N. Suites B & C Billings, MT 59101

Custom Framing - Classes - Art Supplies - Gallery
 ph. 406-248-1102
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  • New work just in and welcoming pastel artist Barbara Huffcutt Garrett to our gallery! Stop by and check out two of Barbara's latest pastel paintings.
  • We offer private one on one art lessons in sketching, watercolor, and oil painting. 
  • Selected 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration's Encore Entrepreneur of the Year for Montana.
  • We offer Fine Art Restoration Services including canvas repair and retouch painting.
  • We ship framed art and any form of art in stock.                                            
"Q's Art is an alive place. You can feel it. It's a place where you know the artists, how they feel, and why. 
It's not one of those dead silent galleries removed from creating art." 
- Charly Ostefjellse   

 Q's specializes in custom moulding and textile framing. Top image is of a see-through frame custom milled in cherry.
Lower image is of textile (cross stitch) pieces being sewn onto acid free backing.

                                                                       "At Q's we take the time to get it right!" 

-History of the Q's Name-

Quincy Edward's first endeavor, Q's Coffee Shop, was on N. Broadway and operated during the 1930's. Q's Coffee Shop closed when Mr. Edwards decided he wanted to enter the sporting goods business and opened Q's Sport Shop at 2809 1st Avenue N in the 1940's. Mr. Edwards expanded and moved a half a block west to the corner of 1st Ave N and N 29th St. in the 1950's. 

N Broadway late 1930's

2809 1st Avenue N 1940

 1st Avenue N & N 29th St 1964

Our current location since 2005

If you haven't figured it out by now, Q's is short for Quincy's.
 Aaron Lipsker purchased Q's Sport Shop in the 1950's and Borden G. Armstrong purchased the business from Mr. Lipsker in 1962. Both successive owners kept the Q's name. B.G. Armstrong sold the business to Ron and Lynne Ries prior to his untimely death in 1964. In 1969, the business was purchased and moved across the street to the west side of N. 29th and became Bair's Army Navy. After the sale in 1969, the Q's Sport Shop employee owners, which happened to be the leading experts in the sporting goods business during that day, went to work for the enterprises that today are named Scheel's and Big Bear Sporting Goods.
Q's Art Shop is proudly carrying on the Q's trademark tradition of quality customer service and we give special thanks to the Western Heritage Center and the Billings Gazette for providing historical information and photographs.  

  -Mission Statement-  

Our main goal is to bring art in its finest form to the Billings community by encouraging artists young and mature in developing skills that fully utilize their potential. We are dedicated to helping our customers present their art sucessfully through custom framing. We use the minimalist approach to framing and believe that framing completes the art and that the goal of framing should be to enhance the art and not detract from or overpower. 

We have also come to understand that fine art although not a necessity to human survival is indeed necessary to uplift the human spirit. Fine art nourishes the soul in the same way that healthy food nourishes the body. We strive to make fine art in a variety of forms accessible to people of all walks in life.