art + culture news  //  december 4, 2017
this week in missoula

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!

First Night Spotlight Auditions will be held as follows:

Big Sky [at Big Sky] // December 6th, 3:15pm
Hellgate [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 3:15pm
Sentinel [at UC Theater] // December 9th, 11:30am
Willard [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 2:00pm
Deadline: December 4th!
For more details please click through to our  Website!

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

"Tapestry by Candlelight" // Turning the Wheel Missoula
Friday, December 8th, 6:30-9pm
[At Yoga Fitness Center 123 W. Alder]
Turning the Wheel Missoula invites you to an evening reflection through a body based wellness exercise. For more details, please contact 

This week at Shakespeare & Co.
Saturday, December 9th, 1pm
James Greene will join us from Florida for a reading from his new book,  Brave Punk World.   Click through to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!  for more details.

Light, Beauty, Peace - Holiday Concert // Dolce Canto
Saturday, December 9th, 7:30pm
[University of Montana Music Recital Hall]
Dolce Canto invites you to their annual Holiday Concert at 7:30pm on December 9th, in the University of Montana campus Music Recital Hall. This program encourages listeners to meditate on the notion of hope and reflect on life's beauty. Click to this  Website!  for more details and to purchase tickets.

HandMADE Montana Fair - Missoula // Adams Center
Sunday, December 10th, 11am-6pm
Get excited for this year's Montana Made Fair! This is Montana's largest modern art and handcrafted market and features over 200 artists as well as non-profits. Get your holiday shopping done early!  Website!

"How the Grinch Stole Circus" // MASC
December 9th, 6pm
December 10th, 1pm
Join MASC Artisans in this incredible theatrical and aerial based show where the Grinch attempts to steal the Circus! For details and ticket information head to MASC's  Website!

A Christmas Carol: The Musical // The Missoula Community Theatre
November 30th - December 17th
A holiday classic,  A Christmas Carol: The Musical, will be debuting at the MCT this winter. Head to the MCT  Website! to purchase your tickets before they sell out.

This Week at the Roxy Theater
Monday, December 4th, 7pm
A Very Long Engagement (Show in conjunction with Over There! Montanans in the Great War, exhibiting at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture)
Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30pm
NT Live: Follies
Wednesday, December 6th, 7pm
Thursday December 7th, 6:30pm
Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

For more details and upcoming showtimes, head to the Roxy Theater's  Website!

upcoming events

Joyeux Noel // An International Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 12th, 7:3opm
[At St. Anthony's Parish, 217 Tremont]
Take part in this fun audience sing-along event of the International Choral Festival and University of Montana School of Music. For additional information, follow this link:  Website!

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Country Club
Wednesday, December 13th, 10am
You are invited to December's Art Associates of Missoula Monthly meeting at the Missoula Country Club. This meeting will be the Holdiay Bazaar and Cookie Exchange/Fundraiser. Please bring 3 dozen cookies to exchange. The event is free and open to the public. Please call (406)-544-0891 for more details.

regional events

Culture Crawl Hamilton
Hamilton, MT
Friday, December 8th, 5-8pm
Don't miss Hamilton's second Friday event! The evening includes openings such as: Artfully Re-Purposed Weavings, Montana Bliss Artworks, Art City, Art Focus and more. Also, be sure to get a punch card from any location, visit 5 locations, and be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to Montana Bliss Artworks. 

"Peter and the Wolf" // Glacier Symphony
Whitefish/Kalispell, MT
December 9/10
Glacier Symphony: Orchestra and Chorale invite you to "Peter and the Wolf", a holiday concert for the whole family. The show will also include costumed dancers from Kalispell's Noble Dance. For more details: Website!

Holter's 30th Birthday Bash // Holter Museum of Art
Helena, MT
Saturday, December 9th
Holter Museum invites you to their 30th Birthday Celebration. The day includes yoga in the cave, cake, movies, and more.  Website!
Holiday Vaudeville X! // The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
December 8-17
Go check out the show! " HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE X!  is the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts'  tenth  annual holiday variety show...  One of the Shane Center's most popular events, this two-hour variety show is a high-energy romp through the cherished chestnuts of the season." Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Basic Monoprinting with GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 16th, 1-4pm

Nancy's  Website!

Missoula Art Museum
Adult Open Figure Drawing Classes
Alternating Saturdays

Teen Artist Workshop: Layering Color, Layering Meaning
December 20th

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

Workshops with Bobbe Almer

December 9th
Watercolor, "Aurora"
Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
  Contact →

Zootown Arts Community Center

DIY Holiday Class: Pendant Jewelry
Wednesday, December 6th

DIY Holiday Class: Glass Fused Ornaments
Wednesday, December 13th

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

Lakebottom Sound: Explorations in Improvised Music (Round 2)
October 23-December 11
Mondays, 7:30-9pm
829 S Higgins St
to register

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
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
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. 

Five Valley Chorus, The Sweet Adelines 
Practice for Holiday Open House
Tuesdays, Oct. 17th - Dec. 19th 
[River Valley Church]
Women of all ages are invited to practice and join the singing fun!
For more info call: 543-8137
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:
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!
 Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
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!
ongoing exhibitions
Over There! Montanans in the Great War
At The Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through December 16th

Holiday Exhibition and Sale
At The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through December 22nd

Resist the Industrial Santa Complex
at  Radius Gallery
Through December 24th

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

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