art + culture news  //  july 30, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / August 3 / G allery Guide

First Friday at Finn & Porter Finn & Porter
First Friday at PureWest PureWest Christie's International Real Estate
First Friday Featured Maker: Whiskey Tango
Noteworthy Paper Press
Artist: Sukha Worob Missoula Art Museum
First Friday  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
Jaime Moe, Jewelry Art Opening
Bathing Beauties Beads
"A Calligraphic Journey", Rebecca Smith
The Artists' Shop
Moon at the Bottom of the Pan: Art Opening
The Public House
Steve Fletcher Photographs
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing
People You May Know
Academy Gallery
First Friday with ZACC at La Stella Blu
La Stella Blu
First Friday: Angela Anderson and Isaac Operandi
Lake Missoula Tea Co.
Reception: Kirk Jackson - Variation through Repitition
The Clay Studio of Missoula

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

The City of Missoula Public Art Committee has two Calls for Art OPEN for submissions:

Please email with questions

Julia Galloway Artist Talk // Radius Gallery
Thursday, August 2nd, 5pm
Local ceramicist, Julia Galloway has work featured in Radius Gallery's current exhibition,  Wild: Blue. Galloway will be discussing "The History of Blue" during her talk. Please rsvp to Lisa Simon at  Website!

"Summer Sing: Schubert" // Missoula Community Chorus
Sunday, August 5th
[at University Congregational Church]
The Missoula Community Chorus welcomes everyone to join in the singing fun at "Summer Sing: Schubert" at the University Congregational Church. For details and to sign up to participate:  Website!

I Love NY // Missoula Children's Theatre
August 9th - 11th
MCT welcomes you to this years camp production of,  I Love New York . Young performers have come from all over the world to audition for MCT's summer camps. Take a break from the heat and enjoy a fantastic musical set in NY.  Website!  

Open Studio Tours // Zootown Arts Community Center
August 10th-11th, 10:45am-4pm
ZACC invites you to their latest program! Open Studios Missoula! Artists of all mediums are encouraged.  Website & More Details!

MADE Fair Marketplace // Western Montana Fair
August 7-12
Visit artists, artwork and non-profits at the Western Montana Fair this August! The multi-day event will be located in the Western, MT Fair Commercial building.  Website!

Brunswick Artists' Studios 40th Anniversary Exhibit
July 13th - August 18th, 2018
Celebrate 40 years of art in the Brunswick Artists' Studio (223 West Railroad St, Downtown Missoula). Over 90 artists that have exhibited in this historic building over the past four decades have work up in the Brunswick Gallery from July 13th through the middle of August. Don't miss this incredible event! [Free & Open to Public]  Website!

PINA // Cultures in Motion: World View Film Series
Monday, August 20th, 7pm
Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula, in collaboration with the Roxy Community Theater, Soft Landing and the International Rescue Committee invite you to the opening premiere of a new global film series titled: World View - Cultures in Motion. Join us on Monday, August 20th, 7pm for PINA (Germany). Facebook Event!

2018 River City Roots Festival // Missoula Downtown Assocation
August 24th & 25th
It's that time of year again! River City Roots is right around the corner. Get ready for a weekend of Music on Main, Family Friendly Festival and more! For details:  Website!

Summertime High Tea // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Sunday, August 26th, 4pm
[Hosted in Lolo, MT]
Enjoy an evening of live music, food and tea using cups and plates made by the Clay Studio. All proceeds will go towards long term artists-in-residence at the Studio. Cups and Plates will also be for sale.  Tickets & Website!

NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index IV: Hotbeds of America's Art & Culture 2018
In this year's Arts Vibrancy Index, Missoula, Montana was ranked the 10th most Arts Vibrant medium sized community in the US. How incredible! The National Center for Arts Research accumulates data from nonprofit arts and culture organizations as well as their communities in order to accurately draw their research. For more information here is the full document:  2018 Arts Vibrancy Report!
in this issue
partners + affiliates
City of Missoula Public Art Committee
Submissions Due: Aug. 31st
Montana Rail Link Park Art Call
Submissions Due: 
Sept. 21st
Radius Gallery Holiday Show 
Submissions Due: September 23rd
Call for Art
Clay Studio of Missoula
small & mighty
DUE: November 9th
More Information on both Art Calls!
Apply to be an artist or non-profit in the Bozeman MADE Fair!
Applications Due: Sept. 1
Missoula Symphony Orchestra Season Tickets on Sale 
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.
regional events

Beau Theige's Custom Guitars// Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Show Runs: July 13th - August 3rd
[Bozeman, MT]
The Emerson in Bozeman, MT invites you to stop by on one of your summer road trips! Check out this innovative show by Beau Theige made up of guitars!  Click through for more details  Website!

National Parks Paintings: FITZ Maurice // Hockaday Museum of Art
Show Runs: June 8th - August 4th
[Kalispell, MT]
The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, MT welcomes you to take a walk through their latest exhibition by international and classically trained artist, FITZ Maurice. This summer will feature art presentations and artist led tours featuring this show.  Website!

2018 Equine Art Extravaganza // Dunrovin Ranch Montana
Saturday, August 18th 
[Lolo, MT]
The Equine Art Extravaganza is a contest where artists use live horses as canvases. This event is indicative of the notion that, "Many cultures use artistic expressions to honor the role horses have played in their evolution." The event includes meeting artists, fine dining, music, poetry and more! To attend please follow the link: Info & RSVP Here!

classes, workshops, + tours

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]
August 5th:  Lhanna Writesel & Paxton Marler 

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Full Day! Ceramics & Geology Camp
August 13th-17th
(Ages 7-12)

Teen Throwing Class
August 20th-24th
(Ages 11 and up)

The Clay Studio's SUMMER CAMPS [sculpting animals, wearable ceramics, beginning ceramics, etc.] are currently open for registration. 

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

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 →

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

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
[Classes Resume in the Fall]

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