art + culture news  // April 29, 2019
First Friday // May 3rd // 5 - 8 pm

First Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Missoula
May 3rd // 5 to 8 pm
This Week in Missoula
Fathom a New ZACC
May 3rd  // 5 - 7 pm
216 W. Main
Fathom Space gallery has joined the ZACC Family and will be hosting it's first ZACC event on First Friday, May 3rd, in front of our new downtown building! Inside there will be a lovely tiny show featuring works from ZACC staff, board, and friends. It is also Missoula Gives! It is also Spring! To celebrate the season of renewal and the ZACC's new project, we will be offering live screen-printing and new building tours. Fun prizes will be awarded to anyone who donates to the ZACC during Missoula Gives- must be present to win.

Upcoming Events
Science on the Screen Presents:
May 9 // 7 pm
Roxy Theater

Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology.

KARDIA Synopsis: The spiritual connection between the physical heart and the intangible human seat of conscience is explored in director Su Rynard's entry into the 2005 Venice Film Festival. As a child Hope underwent an experimental heart operation that would forever link her with the man who aided the risky procedure by offering to act as a human extra-corporeal circulatory system. Now a successful pathologist preparing a lecture that attempts to make a direct connection between the heart and the soul, Hope is suddenly transported back to her childhood and the events surrounding her operation when her heart momentarily stops beating. Spurned by her vivid memories to investigate the facts behind her life-saving operation as she prepares to present her controversial theories, Hope discovers that she shares an unexplainable bond with the man that not only saved her life, but also became her caregiver and father-figure during her extended convalescence.

Includes the discussion "Advances in Open-Heart Surgery" with Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons Dr. Joe Schmoker and Dr. Stewart Long III from the Providence International Heart Institute of Montana. Free and open to the public! 

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.


Left of Center
May 11 // 8 pm
MASC Studio
Missoula, MT- Presented for one night only at MASC Studio, Left of Center combines aerial arts
and dance to weave a fantastical tale suspended between reverie and reality.

A-WOL Dance Collective presents Left of Center, combining aerial acrobatics, dance, and
theatrics to take audiences on a surreal journey following a young woman's exploration through
a murky and mischievous series of dreams. Devious dancers and their eerie realm surround her from all directions, blurring the line between dream and reality. Through this dark lens, ordinary furniture is subject to flip and float, and danger lurks behind doll-like play. By turns wicked and whimsical, Left of Center appeals to daydreamers of all ages.

Tickets: $20 // Tickets & More Info

Classes & Workshops

Community Chorus
Sing with the Pura Vida Community Chrous this Spring!
February 13th - May 15th
at Salvation Army, Missoula
Wednesday's 7-9pm

Playing With The Band 
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum
Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]

Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of MTuesdays, 5:30-7pm
  Contact →

Painted Color Ceramics

For more details on Painted Color Ceramics & Classes: Website!

The Clay Studio of Missoula

partners + affiliates

Missoula Art Museum Training for Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Family Portrait
Wanted: Portrait artist for a family of 3, for a painting large enough to be hung in family room, to be presented on July 16. Stylistic choices welcome, but not overly abstract. Work from a photograph. For more information and to discuss price call Gary at 406.543.2831.


Montana Book Festival is OPEN for Submissions. The Festival will take place September 12th-15th.

The University of Montana's Creative Pulse [Arts Integration] Graduate Program is accepting applicants. Apply TODAY!
2019 Dunrovin Ranch Equine Ranch Extravaganza
Dunrovin Ranch would like to invite you to participate in an extraordinary art contest that involves using live horses as art canvases! If you are interested please email by April 19th. Designs due May 31st.


Von Common is excited to announce its annual Prom Common theme this year will be: Fur Ball, a unique experience of a LIVE art show! We are encouraging artists to create an animal or creature from your wildest imaginations that you or a representative will wear to the event. We are also open to performance art and music for the evening. Please be aware that performances will be held outdoors.
Entries will be juried, so please get started creating early and submit your dreamy ideas to: no later than May 25th, 2019.
A winner will be chosen at the event, prizes to follow, Hurrah!
This year's Prom Common: Fur Ball will be held at the home of Von Common Studios located at your favorite warehouse party spot: 100 N. Johnson #7, Missoula, MT


  KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
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