art + culture news  //  july 3, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / July 7 / G allery Guide

Stephanie Frostad and Julia Galloway: Sonnets
The Radius Gallery
Windows into Cuba
4 Ravens Gallery
Let it Enfold You - Summer Juried Exhibition E3 Convergence Gallery
Main Street Montana
A&E Architects
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"Flora, Fauna & Folderol" - Mosaics by Patty Franklin
The Artists' Shop
First Friday: Courtney Blazon 
Zootown Brew
Work-Signt by Tyler Brumfield
Frontier Space Gallery
Families First Children's Museum
First Friday Free
"Vessel" - Recent Works by Seth Charles The Clay Studio of Missoula
Natural Interest Landscape Paintings by Monte Dolack Frame of Mind
In memory of Mary Beth Percival
Frame of Mind
Sherman Alexie reading and signing of, You don't have to say you love me
Fact & Fiction Downtown - Event at UC Ballroom

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week in missoula

Play It Missoula! Pianos // Missoula Downtown Foundation

MDF has officially rolled out pianos on to the sidewalks of downtown Missoula! "Three pianos painted by local artists were recently debuted in Downtown Missoula.  They are located in the new Missoula Art Park adjacent to Adventure Cycling Association (150 E. Pine); at Mountain Line's Downtown Transit Center (200 W. Pine); and near Worden's Market & Deli (451 N. Higgins).  The pianos are tuned and ready for play." Be on the lookout for these fun pieces, public i nteraction  with the pianos is welcome. Click fo More Information!   

This Week at The Roxy Theater
Wednesday, July 5th, 8pm
Blue is the Warmest Color
Thursday, July 6th, 11:00am
The Lego Batman Movie

For more information on showtimes and tickets, head over to The Roxy Theater's,  Website!

James Todd: Looney Toones, Artist Tour // Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Thursday, July 6th, 5:15pm
"Join the MMAC Thursday for a special tour of Looney Toones with featured artist and former chair of the University of Montana School of Art, Jim Todd". Tour will take place in the Meloy Gallery at the PARTV building. Head to their, Website! for more information.

Arts and Economic Prosperity in Missoula// Americans for the Arts Report
Arts Mean Business! Americans for the Arts has released a report on Arts and Economic Prosperity here in Missoula. It includes data on "the economic impact of nonprofit art and cultural organizations and their audiences".
We are so thrilled to have been a part of this report & proud of our little town. Missoula, Montana is taking the art world by storm. Take a moment to check it out!

Link to Full Article!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

upcoming events

Coming up at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Tuesday, July 11th, 6pm
Philip Schaefer, Publication Party and reading of,  Bad Summon . (Event at Montgomery Distillery)
Wednesday, July 19th, 7pm
Keith McCafferty will be reading and signing, Cold Hearted River.

For more info, here is Fact & Fiction Downtown's,  Website!

Montana Conversations: Speakers Bureau // Northern Rockies Heritage Center
Tuesday, July 11th, 7pm
Join the NRHC as they host Montana Conversations program "Meagher of the Sword: Montana's First Acting Governor" with actor and singer/songwriter, Neil Lewing. For more information head over to NRHC's website, Website!

Inside Out: Neo-Outsider Art a Group Show by Montana Artists // Zootown Arts Community Center

Friday, July 14th, 5:30pm
Join the ZACC in welcoming a new exhibit! This show consists of 6 Montana artists. Their work is spontaneous, playful and intense; encouraging new ways of thinking. This show will be up for your viewing pleasure the entire month of July. Here is a link to the ZACC's  Website!

6th Annual Northside/Westside Block Party // Zootown Arts Community Center
Saturday, July 15th, 3-9pm
The Northside/Westside Block Party is an annual event in honor of the Northside and Westside neighborhoods of Missoula. North First Street between The ZACC and The Northside Kettlehouse will be closed down July 15th from 3-9 pm. There will be food, beverages, musical guests, and activities for all ages! For more information on this fun evening, head over to the ZACC's  Website!

Hog's Exit- Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA by Gayle Morrison // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, July 19th, 6pm / Website!
MAM Voices in Contemporary Art Book Club invites you to join author Gayle Morrison who will lead the discussion about the true story of the late Jerry Daniels, known by his CIA call sign, "Hog".This book club coincides with the exhibit, "From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection." 

regional events

Summer Pops at Rebecca Farm // Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Kalispell, MT
July 7th & 8th, 5:30pm, Concerts at 7:30pm/ Website!
Glacier Symphony welcomes you this weekend to bring friends, family, and a picnic to enjoy summer concerts on Rebecca Farm. For more information, check out the website listed above.

39th Annual SummerFair // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
July 7th, 8th, and 9th/ Website!
If you are in the Billings area the weekend of July 7th, 8th, and 9th, be sure to check out the SummerFair, hosted by the YAM! The weekend will be full of artists, community groups, food vendors, live music, and more. Check out the website linked above for more details. 

Arts in the Park // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
July 14th-16th/ Website!
The Hockaday Museum of Art invites you to their annual Arts in the Park Festival. It is the premiere arts, crafts, and music festival in Kalispell. There will also be food vendors! Head to the website linked above for more details.

Sweet Pea Art Show // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
July 14th- September 1st /  Website!
Sweet Pea Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!  This year, a  juried art show will be  held in the Jessie Wilber and Lobby Galleries. The exhibit will recognize  great artists from our region that have supported Sweet Pea and the  Emerson for decades.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels
The Clay Studio of Missoula

Teen Figure Sculpting (Ages 12-18)
July 24-28

Beginning Throwing: 5
Week Intensive
(beginners and students that need a refresher)
Monday's July 24-August 21

For a complete list of summer programs and classes head over to The Clay Studio's  Website!

Michael deMeng Workshops

Punk Fiction Dream Journal
Saturday, September 30th 

Alternate Evolutions in Storyland
Sunday, October 1st

Check out the Radius Gallery's Website! for more information.


Missoula Writing Collaboartive
Summer Camp registration is now open!
July 10-14 and 17-21
Camps Include:
Words with Wings
The Rattlesnake Writing Studio
Register, here!

Acrylic Extravaganza!
with Nancy Seiler
July 29 & 30

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

Zootown Arts Community Center
Bob Ross Night
July 26th  6-8pm

Families First Children's Museum

Fun Activities/Parenting Workshops!

Kinetic Sand
July 11th, 11am - 11:30am

Homemade Wind-chimes
July 12th, 11am -11:30am

For more activities head to their,  Website!

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