art + culture news  // March 4, 2019
This Week in Missoula
Megan McNamer // Shakespeare & Co. 
Thursday, March 7th, 7pm
Megan McNamer will be reading from her novel, 
Home Everywhere  at Shakespeare & Co. Megan lives in Missoula and has published work in Salon Magazine, The Sun, Sports Illustrated and more! 

Bestiarum Vocabulum // Radius Gallery
Opening Reception: March 8th, 5-7pm
Show Runs: March 8th - April 13th
Join Radius Gallery on March 8th for the opening reception of their March to April exhibition, featuring animal-themed works of 15 artists.  Website!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee // Missoula Community Theatre
March 7th-17th
Watch six 7th grade spelling bee contestants (played by adults) in this hilarious March musical performance at MCT! (pg-13).  More Details!
"August: Osage County" // University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance
March 6th - 10th 
[UofM PARTV Building]
    "August: Osage County" is the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning story of family secrets old and new." -UofM. The University of Montana invites you to "August: Osage County", with shows through March 10th.  More Info & Tickets!

Zootown Arts Mini Benefit Show // Wilma Theater
Saturday, March 9th, 5:30pm
This year's theme is "Pattern Pizzazz" at the ZACC vmini-show. Head to the Wilma Theater to bid on art, enjoy dinner, music and a silent auction!  More details here!

Upcoming Events

Dance, Words Dance // Bare Bait Dance
March 14th - 23rd
[Open Space Theater, PARTV Building on Campus]
Tickets are on sale NOW for the upcoming Bare Bait Dance production of "Dance Words Dance". "DANCE | words | DANCE explores the vastly fertile territory of pairing text with movement. " - BBD  More Details & Tickets!

Spring 2019 World View Film Series - Cultures in Harmony
[at the Roxy Theater]
Monday, March 18th, 7pm
Back by popular demand, the World View Film Series by the Office of Global & Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula presents the Spring World View Film Series - Cultures in Harmony. Films run February - June and represent counties including South Africa, Estonia and more. Monday, February 25th at 7pm is the first film, "Afghan Star" (Afghanistan) Sponsored by Rideg Law Firm, US Bank & the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center.  More Info!
Tell Us Something // Wilma Theater
Monday, March 18th, 7pm
Catch the March edition of Tell Us Something! Live storytelling will commence on the theme of "Stranger in a Strange Land".  Tickets & Details!

Tapestry: A Guided Movement Improvisation Lab
March 15, 6:30 pm // Yoga Fitness Center 123 Alder Street
Tapestry is a guided movement improvisation class, for ages 16 and older. It is designed to inspire creative collaboration, personal awareness and the aliveness that is integral to well being. The evening will include movement, an art activity, and tea and snacks at intermission. As we prepare to enter spring, we invite you to reflect on your winter lessons and journey forward in community. $25 min. donation. Registration
Webinar & Film Series // Friends of Jung
"The Missoula Friends of Jung organization invites you to a timely new discussion series examining the transformative power of women's anger." Seminars occur Mar. 27th, (both at Missoula Public Library), Apr. 10, May 9 (both at The Red Willow Center). For details on films & more info please contact

Regional Events

"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. Artwork 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!

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

partners + affiliates

Missoula Art Museum Training for Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Montana Book Festival is OPEN for Submissions. The Festival will take place September 12th-15th.
Tickets go on sale MARCH 1st for "The Light Show" by Living Art Montana. This is an art auction fundraiser to support workshops at the Living Art Studio for people dealing with Cancer, Chronic Illness or Grief.
TICKETS are on sale now!
Socotra Music Festival
at Missoula FairGrounds on April 20th seeks festival art gallery applicants! Submit 6-8 images of work & artist bio. Submit work & Questions to:
Submissions Due: March 5th, 5pm
Calling artists from all disciplines: Western Montana place-based arts & ecology artist-in-residence program, OPEN AIR.
Applications Due March 10th
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 [Arts Integration] Graduate Program is accepting applicants. Apply TODAY!
2019 Dunrovin Ranch Equine Ranch Extravaganza
Dunrovin Ranch would like to invite you to participate in an extraordinary art contest that involves using live horses as art canvases! If you are interested please email by April 19th. Designs due May 31st.
Ketchum, ID Arts Commission is seeking submissions for an outdoor public art piece for "Art on Fourth", Ketchum's summer sculpture exhibition.
Applications Due: April 1st
Ketchum, ID Arts Commission is also seeking artists for an Interactive SCULPTURE.
Applications Due: March 25th
HandMADE Montana Summer Fair Applications Due APRIL 1st
  KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.