art + culture news  //  december 25, 2017
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from us at ARTS Missoula!
this week in missoula

First Night Missoula 2018
Sunday, December 31st
New Years Eve!

Go to our ARTS Missoula Website! for a complete SCHEDULE of events and all things First Night Missoula 2018.

FIRST NIGHT Online Campaign:
ARTS Missoula has started an online campaign! First Night  Missoula is a community wide celebration of the arts. Now in its 24th year, the festival spans roughly 30 venues across Missoula happening from noon to midnight on New Year's Eve. We would love for the opportunity to keep this tradition alive.

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 over 200 volunteers. Any amount is most welcome, and will help make First Night Missoula a success for the 24th consecutive year. All donations are tax-deductible.

Every dollar counts at ARTS Missoula, serving our community at First Night Missoula and beyond. Thank you for your generosity!

We are looking for volunteers to help us on New Year's Eve! Interested? Here is  More Information!
Questions? Call us at 406-541-0860

upcoming events

ZACC Gallery Openings
Friday, January 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
The Zootown Arts Community Center welcomes you to two openings: ZACC Family & Friends "Party Your Ascot" and Hallway Gallery Opening - Anxiety Spells. These two shows will be open all of January. You won't want to miss this!  Website!

Still Live No. 7 // Bare Bait Dance
January 25th-27th
[The Open Space: UM PARTV Building]
Bare Bait invites you to "Still Live No. 7". "Guest Performers Jenny Stulberg & Lauren Simpson share a language of movement where body meets art, life and abstraction head on." For tickets and more details:  Website!

The Power of Art: Art Auction // Missoula Art Museum
Saturday, February 3rd
The Missoula Art Museum welcomes you to the 46th Benefit Art Auction. The evening will take place in the University of Montana, University Center Ballroom on the 3rd floor. Make your reservations by January 20th. For more information and tickets:  Website!
regional events

Flowers, Trees & Honey Bees // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Opening: January 18th, 5-7pm
Hockaday Museum has a children's art exhibit featuring interpretations of a special garden. The exhibit runs from January 11th through February 17th. Take a look if you're in the Kalispell area!  Website!

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
December 8th - January 26th
The Emerson welcomes you to the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. The exhibit is a juried collection of art by regional and local artists. In correlation with this exhibit, the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser will take place on January 26th.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum
Adult Open Figure Drawing Classes
Alternating Saturdays

After School Art Adventure 1: Fun with Drawing
January 16th - February 20th

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

Missoula Children's Theatre
Performing Arts Classes

Classes: January 15th-February 17th
Performances: February 16th & 17th

MCT  Website!
 for more details.

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

Zootown Arts Community Center

Ladies Pottery Painting Night
Thursday, December 28th

Youth: YAAP Thursday: Illustration and Storytelling
Thursday's December 7th - January 18th

For more details and other classes: ZACC's  Website!

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Flamenco I: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Flamenco II: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Montana Book Festival Festival Director 2018
Application OPEN

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
 Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
Clyde Coffee Call for Art
Submit your Goonies themed pieces! Make sure it's family friendly, framed/ready to hang, and Goonies related.
Send a photo of the work, title, size, medium, and price to
by December 29th and bring all art in before 6:00 p.m. on January 4th. 
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana. Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
Next Step Prep Summer Session Applications OPEN!
Missoula Community Theatre
Early Application Deadline: January 15th
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31st

Auditions for The 39 Steps
Missoula Community Theatre
Auditions: Sunday, January 28th, 12:30-3:30pm at MCT Center for the Performing Arts

ongoing exhibitions

Water Maps
at  E3 Convergence Gallery
Through December 30th

Dear Viewer: Text-Based Artwork from the MAM Collection
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through December 30th
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Missoula, MT 59807