art + culture news  //  april 30, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / May 4  / G allery Guide

4pm  Radius Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Radius Gallery
First Friday Gallery Night
Glacier Sotheby's International Realty
Missoula Gives for History at the Public House!
The Public House
First Friday at Frontier Space
Frontier Space
Thoughtful Photography and Tea-Favored Pie Pop Up
Lake Missoula Tea Company
Montana Book Festival Parklet Montgomery Distillery
The Trout Series - Tight Lines
The Artists' Shop
First Friday: The Shape of Things Missoula Art Museum
First Friday and Engel & Volkers
Engel & Volkers Western Frontier
5pm First Friday with Clark Fork School at La Stella Blu La Stella Blu
Recent Works Show
Betty's Divine
"Stirring with Passion" by woodworker Robert Kramer
4 Ravens Gallery
First Friday: Unseen Missoula Pop-Up Museum
Hammond Arcade, Park Level
Decisions! Judicial Poster Competition 
Zen Medicine
Final Exhibition: "New Beginnings" E3 Convergence Gallery
Youth Homelessness in Missoula
The Roxy 
Earth and Sky, Oils by Laura B. Palmer The Public House
First Friday
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
Herding Cats - Various Artists
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing
First Friday experience at the Missoula Wellness Center
Missoula Wellness Center L.L.C.
First Friday: Art from the Heart Bernice's Bakery
SPARK! Spring Showcase
The Wilma
The Social Movements First Friday Social
Downtown Dance Collective
Reception: The Abundant Bowl
The Clay Studio of Missoula
First Friday Music Series at the Old Post
The Old Post Pub
MCPS High School Theatre Fundraiser: Bringing Broadway Home
Big Sky High School

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

James Todd Print Tour! // MMAC
Through May 3
Montana Museum of Art & Culture is one of 8 different organizations to present the James Todd Print Tour for Last Best Print Fest! "Print repros from Looney Toones will be on view in the PARTV Lobby, you'll be eligible to win an original James Todd print if you get a Bingo card fully stamped AND special selections from Looney Toones images will be available to purchase at the galleries!" Call 406.243.2019 for info.

Missoula Gives
May 3rd & 4th
Arts Missoula, SPARK! and many other non-profit art organizations are participating in Missoula Gives this year! When you donate to Arts Missoula you help create a beautiful, vibrant and diverse community
 and educate leaders on the economic value of that arts (and more!). Thank you Missoula for your continued support for the arts!  Donate to Arts Missoula!

"Dance New Works" // UofM School of Theatre & Dance
May 3-5
[in PARTV Building]
The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance invites you to, "Dance New Works" an intimate dance concert and second performance in School's Studio Series.  Website!

Live Music // 26th Annual Garden City Brewfest
Saturday, May 5th, 12-8pm
Three local bands (Milltown Damn, Salsa Loca, Marshall Catch) will be providing the entertainment for this years Garden City Brewfest! Join the fun on Saturday, May 5th.  Website!

This Week at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, May 1st , 6pm
Andrew Weiner, Down by the River
Saturday, May 5th, 2:30pm
Buck Buchanan,  Denni Jo and Pinto
Saturday, May 5th
Peter Rabbit will be hopping around the Farmers' Markets!

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.
Friday, May 4th, 7pm
Michael Moreci, Black Star Renegades
Saturday, May 5th, 1pm
Cassandra Wind,  Ancient Teachings, New Traditions: A Mother's Quest to Raise an Empowered Daughter
Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm
Erin Saldin, The Dead Enders

For more details & all events:  Website!

The Little Mermaid // Missoula Community Theatre
May 2-13
Join MCT in this classic story of the little mermaid! "This show will have your family singing and swimming in their seats!"  Website!

SPARK! Spring Showcase
Friday, May 4th, 5:15pm-7:30pm
[at the Wilma]
SPARK! welcomes you to celebrate arts integration in MCPS Schools. The evening will include student performances, raffle items, visual art, and more!  Website!

SPARK!'s Spring Showcase needs your help! Click here to volunteer:  Volunteer!

The Cascades Meet the Rockies // String Orchestra of the Rockies
Sunday, May 6th, 7:30pm
[concert at UofM Recital Hall]
The String Orchestra of the Rockies invites you to a performance featuring Maria Larionoff, violin; along with other special guests. Tickets are now on sale as  Website!

Simplify // Arts & Above
May 12th - 13th
[at MASC Studio]
Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto invite you to a performance of "Simplify". This show is a performative dance exploring ideas of authenticity and is rooted in conscious decisions.  Facebook Event!
in this issue
partners + affiliates
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers
Youth Auditions!
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
May 19th, 11am - Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
Dunrovin Ranch Call for Artists
Equine Art Extravaganza [live Horses as Art Canvases]
Deadline to Submit: May 18th
Event Date: August 18th
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows!
Renew your tickets NOW! [Tickets open to public June 7th]

regional events

Cinema's Exiles // Livingston Film Series
Sunday, May 13th, 7pm
[Livingston, MT]
The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts welcomes you to "Cinema's Exiles": From Hitler to Hollywood.  Website!

Artists Along the Bitterroot // Rocky Mountain Grange
Saturday, May 12th, 10am-5pm
[Hamilton, MT]
You're invited to join "Artists Along the Bitterroot" in an exciting day of hands-on mosaics, watercolor, scratchboard, painting, felting and much more! It is sure to be a blast. The event will take place at 1436 S 1st St Hamilton. For questions please email 

classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

YAAP Tuesday: Food Art Fever
Thursdays, April 26th - May 31st

May 6th, 6-8pm

Glass-fusing Orientation Class
May 9th, 6-8pm

Missoula Art Museum

Playing With The Band - Winter/Spring Session
Next Session Begins in May!

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

The Clay Studio of Missoula

All Ages Continuing Ceramics (Ages 5-12)
May 3rd - June 7th

Summer Workshop:
Deb Schwartzkopf - Tricks of the Trade
 June 30, 10am-5pm

The Clay Studio's SUMMER CAMPS [sculpting animals, wearable ceramics, beginning ceramics, etc.] are currently open for registration. 

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

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

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Cente r
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

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