art + culture news  //  f ebruary  5, 2017
this week in missoula

ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch

Thursday, March 22nd is the 2018 ARTS Missoula Art and Culture Awards Lunch. 

For more information click  HERE!  To inquire about reserving a table please call (406)-541-0860.

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.

Tuesday, February 6th, 7pm
Shakespeare & Co. welcomes Montana author, Molly Caro May. She will be reading from her new book,  Body Full of Stars. She will be accompanied by, Melissa Bangs, Missoula based storyteller and mother. For more details & other Shakespeare events:  Website!

"A Springtime of Irish Music & Song" // UM Irish Studies Program
UM's Irish Studies Program invites you to the following Missoula performances.
Thursday, Feb. 8: McCague, fiddle, UM Recital Hall.
Thursday, Feb. 22: O'Mahony, button accordion, UM Recital Hall.
Saturday, March 10: Ó Riabhaigh, Uilleann pipes, UM Recital Hall.
Saturday, March 24: Ó Maonlaí, traditional and contemporary music, UM Recital Hall.
For a complete list of performances & more details:  Website!

Annual Mini Benefit Show - Sneak Peek // Zootown Arts Community Center
Friday, February 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
This year's Mini Benefit Show's theme is "Outer Space". This show will be on display at the ZACC until February 22nd [and then will be at the Wilma for the main Gala Event, February 24th].  Website!

Handel's Julius Caesar // MCT Center for the Performing Arts & UofM
February 9th - 11th
[at MCT]
Check out this years bi-annual collaboration between MCT, UofM Opera Theatre & UM Symphony. Shows will be February 9th -11th. For showtimes & tickets:  Website!

Writer Gina Ochsner // Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall [UM]
Friday, February 9th, noon & 7pm
Writer Gina Ochsner will be lecturing and reading from her new book, "Mistakes I Have Made and Great Advice I Wish I Had Taken to Heart". All events are free! For further details please email:

upcoming events

"Jazz for Lovers" // UM Jazz Program
Wednesday, February 14th
[UM Recital Hall]
"Join us for the swinging sounds of nationally recognized vocalist Greta Metassa along with her group including (Missoula's own) bassist Clipper Anderson." For more details please email

Ghost Date Night // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Friday, February 16th, 6pm
The Clay Studio invites couples to try their hand at couples throwing. Meanwhile, the film "Ghost" will be projected on the wall. The studio will provide pizza, treats & fun! To reserve your spot please call (406)-543-0509.

Hercules! // Missoula Children's Theatre
February 16th & 17th
The Missoula Children's Theatre welcomes you to the Hercules Performing Arts Class performances. Students Grades K-12 have been working hard all month to put this show together! Check it out.  Website!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
February 16th-25th
The 15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, (the largest documentary film festival in the American West), is February 16-25, 2018. "In addition to screenings, BSDFF hosts the Big Sky DocShop, a five-day filmmaker's forum that includes panels, workshops, and the popular Big Sky Pitch for works in progress."  Website!

Heros and Legends // String Orchestra of the Rockies
Sunday, February 18th, 7:30pm
[at UM Music Recital Hall]
String Orchestra of the Rockies invites you to their performance featuring tenor soloist Brian Stucki. For performance details:  Website! Tickets available at

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, February 21st, 10am
The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be at 10am on February 21st at the MAM. "Theo Ellsworth, cartoonist and self taught artist will talk about different aspects about his work.  Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public".  Please call 544-0891 for details.

regional events

Hamilton's Culture Crawl // Second Friday 
Hamilton, MT
Friday, February 9th, 5pm - 8pm
"Hamilton's Culture Crawl is 2nd Friday February 9th from 5:00 - 8:00. Visit  This Link!  for listings of venues and featured events. Pick up a punch card at any venue, visit 5 and put your card in for a $50.00 gift certificate."

50th Annual Art Auction // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Art Auction: Saturday, March 3rd
The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is thrilled to present this 50th Anniversary milestone and the YAM's most significant fundraising event.  Website!

Design and Maintenance of Diverse Garden Landscapes with Bibler Gardens Staff // Hockaday Museum of Art

Kalispell, MT
Wednesday, February 7th, 5:30pm
"On Wednesday, February 7th, Bibler Gardens staff will lead a presentation on the creation and upkeep of the site's exceptional gardens and arboretum. The hour-long presentation followed by a question-and-answer session will begin at 5:30 p.m."  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Playing With The Band - Winter/Spring Session
February 5th-May 31st
Want to play in a band?
Learn from professional musicians/instructors.

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Watercolor Workshop
Bobbe Almer
February 10th

Missoula Art Museum

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

UM Dance Program, Creative Movement Classes for Children
February 1st - April 26th
PARTV Building, UM

For more details & to register:  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

Free Silk Screening Demonstration
Friday, February 9th

2 Hour Class: Encaustics
Sunday, February 11th

2 Hour Class: Glass Fusing Orientation
Wednesday, February 14th

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

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

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

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Winter Wood Fire
Tuesdays, January 9th - March 20th

Family Workshops
Saturday, March 3rd

Ceramics for Ages 9-12
Thursday's February 15th - March 8th

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Director of Global and Cultural Affairs
SPARK! Director
Job Openings: ARTS Missoula
Details: HERE!

Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
Community Judging for International Wildlife Film Festival
February 5th &6th
Tell Us Something
Call for Stories: "Right Place, Right Time"
Pitch Deadline: February 20th
Live Event: March 20th
Call 406-203-4683
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
A rt/Literature/Photography
Oakwood SDSU
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
ongoing exhibitions

International Cup 2018
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through February 23rd

at Radius Gallery
Through February 24th

at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through February 24th

Artists of  Opportunity
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through February 24th

Harnessing the Power and the Magic
at the Artists' Shop
Through February 28th

Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode
Decades: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through May 26th
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