art + culture news  //  December 31, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Jan. 4/ G allery Guide

[January 1st]10am "The Art of Silk" - Georgine Lisa Archer The Artists' Shop More Information
5pm First Friday: "Under the Stars" by Laura Blue Palmer Bernice's Bakery More Information
5pm MAM's 47th Annual Benefit Auction - Exhibition Opening Missoula Art Museum More Information
First Friday: Art, Wine, Food and Community! Alpine Physical Therapy - Downtown Clinic More Information
5pm Maker Friday: Grass Carrots Noteworthy Paper & Press More Information
5pm Parent's Night Out Currents Aquatic Center More Information
5pm Stephen Glueckert, "I Know Jack" Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art & Framing More Information
5pm Dance in Black and White 4 Ravens Gallery More Information

For more details visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula
First Night Missoula // Monday, December 31st, noon to midnight

Join us NYE for 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, an Iron Pour and more! CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT PROGRAM!
Purchase your Admission Buttons:
This year is the 25th Anniversary of First Night Missoula. Buttons are $15 on New Year's Eve. 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 still have a few shifts available if you are interested. 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. Call us at (406)-541-0860 to sign up.

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.

Iron Art Workshop // First Night Missoula
Monday, December 31st, 4-7pm
[at Free Cycles]
Registered participants can drop in to Free Cycles between 4 pm & 7 pm where they will be led through the process of creating their own iron 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!

The New ZACC! // Zootown Arts Community Center
Have you heard the news? The ZACC is moving to a new location: the Studebaker Building downtown. Their plans for a community art hub are INCREDIBLE. " The ZACC envisions a community in which art plays a central role in enriching lives, community engagement and education."-ZACC
The Arts Missoula office will be moving into this space as well. We are so thrilled to be a part of this partnership! Please visit the New ZACC Website:  HERE! for additional details and to help support.

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!

Ballet Beyond Borders // Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
January 9th - 12th
"Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is proud to announce the return of Ballet Beyond Borders to Missoula, MT  January 9 - 12, 2019. The BBB Grand Prix Dance Challenge incorporates excellence in ballet with all forms of dance expression and presents world class dance talent for four days in Missoula, Montana, where we are deeply connected to nature. Our dance challenge serves to inspire artists and help each dancer reach the core of what that represents." -BBB, More Details!

City of Missoula Proclamation: January 9th-12th is recognized as Ballet Beyond Borders Week in the City of Missoula, MT.

Second Friday // Zootown Arts Community Center
Friday, January 11th, 5:30-8:30pm
[Image: Art by Linda Cohen, Motherboard]
Stay warm all through January and visit the ZACC during second Friday to view their two new shows! In the main gallery view: Jadyn Velazquez: Post Modern Realities. In the Hallway Gallery visit: Linda Cohen: Steampunk Industrial Exhibition. Website!

Arts Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, January 16th, 10am 
[at the Missoula Art Museum]
Alan McQuillian, Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, will be featured discussing "Aesthetics and Ethics in Photography" during January's Arts Associates Meeting.  For more information call Susie at 549-0752.
partners + affiliates
Arts Guild Call for Artists
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition.
January 7th Deadline to Submit
 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee AUDITIONS at Missoula Community Theatre: 
January 20th, 2019
Missoula Art Museum was recently selected to take part in the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) first-ever diversity internship program. The new program enables MAM to offer a paid, 12-week internship to a Native student in summer 2019. In addition to working with MAM's Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, the intern will attend the AAMD's annual conference in New Orleans and a professional development gathering in New York City.  The application process opens January 1, 2019 and submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019, with notifications by April 1, 2019.
  KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows! Purchase your season tickets.
classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

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

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 →

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352
African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Cente r
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Missoula Art Museum

Mosaics with Patty Franklin
Hamilton, MT
January 14th & 28th

ARTS Missoula | (406) 541-0860 |
327 East Broadway
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807