art + culture news  // February 4, 2019
This Week in Missoula
Arts Missoula's Arts & Culture Awards Lunch is this April! Nominations for Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, Cultural Vision and Cultural Ambassador are due February 12th.
Stephanie Land // Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm
Author, Stephanie Land, will be reading from her new memoir, "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive". Stephanie lives in Missoula and her work has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post and more.  Website!

ZACC's 7th Annual "Mini" Benefit Show & Auction // Zootown Arts Community Center
Opening: Friday, February 8th, 5:30-8:30pm
Get ready for second Friday at the ZACC! Artists include Amber Flaherty, M. Scott Miller and Randy Zielinski.  Website & Details!

Valentine's Appreciation Creation // Turning the Wheel Missoula
[at Western Cider]
Sunday, February 10th, 2-4pm
Turning the Wheel Missoula welcomes you to a Valentine Collage Cards for your friends and loved ones. $5 donation per card maker. Enjoy Cider, Donuts and Valentine creating!  Website!
Upcoming Events
Pour Your Heart Out // Iron Pour
Thursday, February 14th, 5-9pm
Head to the University to create your own Iron Cast Art piece! All proceeds benefit Free Cycles Community Bicycle Shop. This activity coincides with Jesse Blumenthal & Anne Yoncha's Thesis Opening Shows at the Gallery of Visual Arts (Social Sciences Building).  Facebook Event!

Ravel & Romance // String Orchestra of the Rockies
Sunday, February 17th, 7:30pm
[at the UofM Recital Hall]
String Orchestra of the Rockies welcomes you to their February show, "Ravel & Romance".  Enjoy the romantic French Impressionism of the Ravel quartet arranged for the orchestra.  More Info!

The Falconaires // United States Air Force Academy Band
Tuesday, February 19th, 7pm
[at Dennision Theater, UofM Campus]
You are invited to a free concert by the Air Force Falconaires Big Band at the Dennision Theater on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm. 

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
February 15th - 24th
"Receiving nearly 2,000 entries from 78 countries, BSDFF 2019 will present over 150 films at The Wilma, the Hellgate Elks Lodge and the MCT Center for the Performing Arts for ten days in February" - BSDFF. Big Sky Documentary Film Fest will be here before we know it! Purchase a weekend pass, all screening pass or other viewing options before they sell out. Click here for details:  Website!
Regional Events

Hockaday Museum of Art // Open Art Calls & Opportunities 
[Kalispell, MT]
The Hockaday Museum of Art has quite a few great opportunities available right now. 
Artist Wilderness Connection Program - Applications due February 16th. More Details HERE!
Plein Air Glacier: Paint Out 2019 - Applications due March 8th. More Details Here!
Arts in the Park - Application due March 25th. More Details HERE!

"Of dreams" by Tory Elena // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
[Bozeman, MT]
February 8th - April 26th
Quite a few new exhibitions are opening at the Emerson this February. One being, "Of dreams" by Tory Elena in the Lobby Gallery. The features the artist's dreams day and night. For more details on this show and others at the Emerson Center, follow this link:  More Info!

Classes & Workshops

Community Chorus
Sing with the Pura Vida Community Chrous this Spring!
February 13th - May 15th
at Salvation Army, Missoula
Wednesday's 7-9pm

Playing With The Band 
(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 →

Painted Color Ceramics

No Sitting Fee for February business hours Painting!

*Wanderlust teepee or Bloom Canvas Workshop* Saturday Feb 23rd 6pm 

For more details on Painted Color Ceramics & Classes: Website!

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

partners + affiliates

Missoula Art Museum Training for Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

City of Missoula Public Art Committee CALL FOR ART
Van Buren Soil Wall
Submissions Due: March 31st, 5pm
The University of Montana's Creative Pulse Graduate Program is beginning their application process. Apply TODAY!
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.
Arts & Culture Awards Lunch
Nominations Due February 12th
KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.