art + culture news  // december 24, 2018
Happy Holidays from the Arts Missoula Board & Staff! 
Thank you all for an amazing year. We could not do what we do without your support! 
this week in missoula
Iron Art Workshop // First Night Missoula
Monday, December 31st, 4-7pm
[at Free Cycles]
Register now for the unique opportunity to create your own art with materials most often limited to an industrial scale. Registered participants can drop in to Free Cycles between 4 pm & 7 pm where they will be led through process of creating their own mold using scratch blocks & simple tools. The end result will be a relief tile which, when the iron is poured over and the mold is cooled, will produce a 6in by 6in iron tile displaying the inverse of your design.
Iron will be poured on site in the Free Cycles courtyard while some of Missoula's best local bands perform onstage inside Free Cycles. The registration fee ($25) includes admission to all First Night Missoula events.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Support Arts in Education // SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning
Support SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, an initiative of the Kennedy Center through their 100 for 100 campaign. You can help send an entire Missoula County Public School classroom to an arts experience by giving $100 (or just $8.33 per month for one year!)  Donate here!

Letter B at the Top Hat 
Monday, December 31st, 10:15pm
Letter B will be performing at the Top Hat to ring in the New Year! A portion of proceeds will go to SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning. Thank you SO much Logjam Foundation. More details & tickets here:  Website!
First Night Missoula // Monday, December 31st, noon to midnight

What is First Night?
First Night Missoula is a community built festival that highlights talented local and regional musicians, performers, and other artists in several venues throughout Missoula. Join us this New Year's Eve to celebrate 25 years of entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through the arts. We have tons of new exciting performances this year including the UofM Circus Club, a Comedy Showcase, Bluegrass Showcase and more! CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT PROGRAM!
Purchase your Admission Buttons:
This year is the 25th Anniversary of First Night Missoula. We have rolled our prices back to $10 per button ($15 on NYE). An admission button gets you into ANY First Night event (unless otherwise specified). Spotlight will not be requiring additional tickets. All you need is your First Night admission button. You can purchase First Night Buttons through our website, HERE! OR at button outlets, listed on our website.

First Night Missoula requires LOTS of volunteer help.  We have volunteer check-in shifts, ushering and administrative shifts. We value our volunteers and their time! Each volunteer receives a free First Night Admission button to enjoy performances before and after their shifts. Interested in helping out? Thank you so much in advance. Click here to sign up: VOLUNTEER! or call us at (406)-541-0860.

Support First Night: 
At Arts Missoula we have always focused on paying our First Night artists, for without them there would be no celebration. In addition, there are the costs of technical assistance, venue rental, insurance, marketing, and providing food and beverage for our volunteers. While many First Night celebrations across the country are shutting their doors, we're looking for your help to keep this community event alive. All donations are tax-deductible. Click HERE! if you are interested in supporting First Night. THANK YOU.
Regional Events

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
On display through January 25th
[Bozeman, MT]
The Emerson Center in Bozeman is holding their fourth annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. This is a juried collection of original art that honors artists who have contributed work to the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser. This culminating event takes place Friday, January 25th.  Website!

  50 Works for 50 Years the Hockaday Collection // Hockaday Museum of Art 
On Display: December 7th through February 23rd
[Kalispell, MT]
Heading to Kalispell for the holidays? Check out their current show that presents their collection of art from the last 50 years!  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(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 →

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Wassail Clay Cup Workshop 
Friday, January 11th, 6-9pm

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

partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Arts Guild Call for Artists
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition.
January 7th Deadline to Submit
More Holiday Gift shopping to do?
Everything in Radius Gallery is 20% off through December 24th!
KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
ongoing exhibitions

Annual Family & Friends Show
at the ZACC
Through December
Holiday Show
Radius Gallery
Through December 24th 
The Art of Silk
at  The Artists' Shop
Through January 31st
Harold Schlotzhauer: Living in a Good Dream
at Missoula Art Museum
Through February 9th

The William A. Clark Collection: A Homecoming
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through June 15th, 2019

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327 East Broadway
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807