art + culture news  //  august 21, 2017
this week in missoula

Parking Meter Art Installation
ARTS Missoula has officially installed three painted parking meters on the corner of Higgins & Pine (outside Jimmy Johns). Big thank you the Missoula Downtown Association, the Missoula Public Art Committee, Nature's Best Landscaping and everyone involved in the production of this project! We hope these new additions to our downtown make you smile! Be on the lookout for more parking meter art in the future.

Missoula Arts Connection// Missoula Community Theatre
Wednesday, August 23rd, 5pm
[Hosted by ARTS Missoula & Destination Missoula].  "Missoula is on its way to becoming the next big "Arts Destination," but what does that mean for us as business owners, artists and art lovers? Join Arts Missoula and the Destination Missoula Arts Committee in a conversation about the future of arts in Missoula, because "the arts" are more than organizations and collectives, the arts are people." Join the conversation. Check out the Facebook  Event!  for more details. Please RSVP to or call (406)-541-0860.

Poetry Slam // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, August 23rd, 7pm
Head to another E3 poetry slam this week. Bring your best poetry work, be a judge or come to enjoy the show. To read your work: Arrive early and sign up at the door, or hold your reading spot by contacting this: Email!

Book Club: Writing on the Wall // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, August 23rd, 6pm
MAM invites you to Book Club: Writing on the Wall: Word and Image in Modern Art by Simon Marley will be discussed. This is timed to coincide with Elizabeth Dove's exhibition, "It started with Aardvark". Don't miss it! For more information, here is MAM's  Website!

This week at Shakespeare & Co.  
Saturday, August 26th, 1pm
Leyna Crow, Spokane based author will be reading from her debut story collection,  I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking. She will be accompanied by Tim Greenup, Ben Cartwright,  and Ellen Welcker.  Website!

12th Annual River City Roots Festival // Downtown Missoula
Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th
Missoula's Signature Celebration is coming up! Head downtown for this last weekend of August for live music, family fun, a HUGE art show (largest to date), food, street bars and more! For more details head over to this,  Website! If you are interested in volunteering please go to this:  link!

Other News// STAY IN THE LOOP!
Stay up to date on all things Public Art in Missoula. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee wants to keep you informed! Follow this link:  HERE! to receive regular updates about Missoula Public Art Events and happenings.

This week at The Roxy Theater
Monday, August 21st, 7pm
Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:30pm
Homegrown Comedy
Thursday, August 24th, 11am & 8pm
Howl's Moving Castle
Thursday, August 24th, 5pm
Monte Dolack Auction & Opening Reception

For movie descriptions and more showtimes, here is The Roxy's  Website!

Summertime High Tea // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Sunday, August 27th, 4pm
(Event at 2405 Dodd Ranch Rd.) Join the Clay Studio of Missoula the last weekend of August for a selection of snacks, desserts, tea, music, and great company. Clay studio residents will be providing guests with a handmade cup and plate to take home! Tea is provided by the Lake Missoula Tea Company. To purchase tickets please call 406-543-0509.
upcoming events

"Textually Inspired" // The Artists' Shop
Opening: Friday, September 1st, 5pm
Show Runs: September 1-30
The Artists' Shop welcomes a new exhibit this September. "Textually Inspired" by Beth Lee of Bozeman will be featured. This show exhibits her contemporary calligraphy in broadsides and books. Here is the Artists' Shop's  Website!  if you would like further details.

Germanfest // Caras Park
Sunday, September 3rd, 2-6pm 
Join ARTS Missoula for this year's Germanfest! Germanfest is a  celebration of German culture and Missoula's Sister City relationship with Neckargemünd, Germany. It is the premiere Montana German festival in the state. The afternoon will include special musican guest: S-Bahn, traditional food, music and beer. We are also bringing back German Steins! If you are intersted in volunteering,visit for more information. Website!

Missoula Monster Project // Zootown Arts Community Center
Opening: Friday, September 8th, 5:30-8:30pm
Welcome fall back to Missoula with the Missoula Monster Project. 
"The Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/Any Given Child Missoula have  joined forces again to present the third annual Missoula Monster Project. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools created original monster pieces that are then illustrated by adult artists. This project's purpose is to bring more art into the public schools". Don't miss this! This exhibit will be up for the month of September. For details and more information, here is a link to the Website!

Norman Maclean Literary Festival //Seeley Lake & Missoula, MT
September 8th-10th
You are invited to the Norman Maclean Festival the second weekend in September. Head to Seeley Lake, September 8-9  for "The Story of the Blackfoot" featuring Richard Manning, Annick Smith, Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs, William Kittredge, Pete Fromm and other leading MT authors.  Also, in Missoula on Sunday, September 10 at The Wilma and the Roxy for will be a screening of the mov ie, A River Runs Through It and special guest, Actor Tom Skerritt. For more information here is a link to the Website!
regional events

Enchanted April // Hamilton Playhouse
Hamilton, MT
August 25-27
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
"Matthew Barber's Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners." Kick off the end of summer with a show at the Hamilton Playhouse. For tickets and more info, head to this  Website!

My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action Reception // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Opening: Thursday, August 24th, 5:30pm/ Website!
Don't miss YAM's new exhibition. The show includes superheroes in a "pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. My Hero! celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything." For more details, Yellowstone Art Museum's website is linked above.

Crown Guitar Festival // Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
Big Fork, MT
August 29th-September 2nd
Are you heading to Bigfork the first weekend of September? Make a stop and check out the Crown Guitar Festival & Workshop. It is all about guitar, music, and fun. For more details, here is the  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum


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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Michael deMeng Workshops
Radius Gallery

Punk Fiction Dream Journal
Saturday, September 30th

Alternate Evolutions in Storyland
Sunday, October 1st

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

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Nature Journaling: Water Ripples & Rings
Saturday, September 9th

Acrylic Extravagana
September 16th & 17th

Zootown Arts Community Center

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend programs, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Volunteer at River City Roots Festival
Call for Entries, "Montana Monologues"
By the Montana Playwrights Network
Deadline: Sept. 15

Call for Art GlowFest at the Fort
Missoula Parks & Rec is currently looking for Artists to show work at Glowfest. Showcase is Free and open to all regional artists.
Show/Exhibit: Sept. 8th
Work due: Sept. 6th at Currents.
Click  here!
 for more details.

Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Call for Entries
Regular Deadline: Sept.1st
Late Deadline: Oct. 6th
Follow this link! for more information & to submit your film.

Call for Artists!
Kulture Kava, Coffee, and Kombucha is looking for art to fill walls.
Looking to feature 1 artist at a time. Submit images of 6-8 pieces of work. Work will be on display for 30 days.
For more information & to submit your work, email:  here!

Call for Art at Draught Works Brewery
Draught Works is looking for solo artists or group shows. Please submit 6-8 images of different art pieces and a link to your website if possible.
For more information & to submit your work email:  here!

Missoula Community Theatre
Open Auditions for
 Mamma Mia!
Sunday, August 27th:
ongoing exhibitions

James Todd: Looney Toones and Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through September 9th

Joshua Kuensting: Current Explorations
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through August 25

Wilde Soul
at The Artists' Shop
Through August 31st

Summer Juried Exhibit, "Let it Enfold You"
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through August 26th

Chris Pappan: Ghost Images
at Missoula Art Museum
Through August 26th

at The Radius Gallery
Through September 23rd
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