art + culture news  //  january 29, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Feb. 2  / G allery Guide

Student Art Show at Learn Inc.
Learn Inc.
First Friday Art Opening: Elements by Katie Machain
Bernice's Bakery
Cruikshank/Traer: "Mindscape/Landscape" E3 Convergence Gallery
Montana Anna Jewelry Designs
Bathing Beauties Beads
Laura Blaker - Main Street Montana Art
ROAM Leasing Space
Homestead Fever - Lee Silliman Photographs
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing
First Friday 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties 
Nicole Hill, Meredith Lynn & Lee Running
FrontierSpace Gallery
"Harnessing the Power and the Magic" - (Clay Studio of Missoula) The Artists Shop
First Friday with Missoula Family YMCA
La Stella Blu
"Internal Variables" by Alasdair Lyon Clyde Coffee -
Keith Vandepol
The Public House
Amanda Krolczyk presents, "Cross Sections" 4 Ravens Gallery
International Cup 2018 Reception
The Clay Studio of Missoula

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

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

We are accepting nominations in these 5 categories: Cultural Achievement, Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, and Cultural Vision. Nominations are DUE February 1st. For more information and to submit a nomination click:  HERE!

  IWFF: An Evening with Working Dogs for Conservation // The Roxy Theater
Monday, January 29th, 7pm
The International Wildlife Film Festival presents an evening  of short films and discussion about our relationship with dogs, hosted by Working Dogs for Conservation. For more information please email 

Membership Awards Banquet // Missoula Downtown Association
Wednesday, January 31st
[at Missoula College]
"The Missoula Downtown Association will recognize fifteen individuals and businesses who have contributed to a healthy, vibrant Downtown Missoula in 2017 at its annual Membership Awards Banquet, at Missoula College (1205 E. Broadway)."  For info please call (406)-543-4238.

On Golden Pond // Montana Repertory Theatre
Feb. 1, 3, 7:30pm
[Montana Theatre, PARTV Building, UM Campus]
Montana Repertory Theatre welcomes you to On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson. For tickets and information please click here:  Website!

UM Dance Days // University of Montana Dance Program
February 2nd & 3rd
The University of Montana Dance Program invites regional high school and colleges to join in two days of dance! This will take place in the PARTV building and will include classes & a Benefit Concert. [Benefit Concert showcasing choreography from staff, students, and guests. 7:30pm Feb 2nd & 3rd, PARTV Building]. To register and for 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. For more information:  Website!

Coming up 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!

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!
in this issue
partners + affiliates
Director of Global and Cultural Affairs
SPARK Director
Job Openings: ARTS Missoula
Details: HERE!
Tell Us Something
Call for Stories: "Right Place, Right Time"
Pitch Deadline: February 20th
Live Event: March 20th
Call 406-203-4683
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:
Montana Book Festival Festival Director 2018
Application OPEN

Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

A rt/Literature/Photography
Oakwood SDSU

regional events

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." 

5 0th Annual Art Auction // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Saturday, March 3rd, 5pm
The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is thrilled to present this 50th Anniversary milestone and the YAM's most significant fundraising event. The evening consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a "Quick Draw", cocktails, and catering! Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

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

For more details & to register:  Website!

Watercolor Workshop
Bobbe Almer
February 10th
The Clay Studio of Missoula

Daytime Open Instruction
Monday's January 8th - March 19th

Family Workshops
Saturday, February 3rd
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!

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

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

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

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

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