art + culture news  // november 19, 2018
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the Arts Missoula Board & Staff! We wish you all a safe, relaxing and fun holiday.
this week in missoula

Dancing in Jaffa// Cultures in Motion: World View Film Series
Monday, November 19th, 7pm
[at Roxy Theater]
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 premiere of a new global film series titled: World View - Cultures in Motion.  Join us on Monday, November 19th, 7pm for Dancing in Jaffa (Israel). Facebook Event!

Montana Art Festival // Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula
November 23rd-25th
Explore this year's Arts Festival the weekend after Thanksgiving! This is a fine arts and crafts show that takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn. Click here for more details:  Facebook Event!

The New ZACC! // Zootown Arts Community Center
Have you heard the news? The ZACC is moving to a new location: the Studebaker Building downtown. Their plans for a community art hub are INCREDIBLE. " The ZACC envisions a community in which art plays a central role in enriching lives, community engagement and education."-ZACC
The Arts Missoula office will be moving into this space as well. We are so thrilled to be a part of this partnership! Please visit the New ZACC Website:  HERE! for additional details and to help support.
Small Business Saturday // Radius Gallery 
Saturday, November 24th, 10am - 5pm
Radius welcomes you to shop on Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving! Select a handmade cup from the Clay Studio or UofM School of Art Ceramics, throw in a downtown gift card, then Radius will wrap in freebies (gift cards, coupons, candy, etc.). Don't miss this or other local shopping on small business Saturday!  Website!
Small Business Saturday // Shakespeare & Co. 
Saturday, November 24th, 4pm
Shakespeare & Co. welcomes author, Hank Green for a reading and signing of his debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable ThingWebsite!
Arts Missoula Office News
Year Without a Summer, Art Erupts: From Missoula to the World -Virtual Gallery Opening
[Event Recap: Wednesday, November 14th, 4pm]

Big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us last week for the opening of the Virtual Gallery, "Year Without a Summer, Art Erupts: From Missoula to the World". Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Global & Cultural Affairs, Courtney Blazon, local Missoula artist, and Becca MacLean, Public Art Coordinator, presented and discussed the online gallery with the crowd present in the Branch Center. It was such a pleasure to share this project with the community! Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula is excited to have the opportunity to bring local Missoula art to the globe; specifically our sister cities. "It was rewarding to see the community coming together to witness and celebrate local art with global access. We are now able to utilize innovative virtual reality software to bridge distances between local and global communities, promoting cultural awareness all the way to our sister cities in New Zealand and Germany ", Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula. Courtney Blazon's art series, Year Without a Summer, incorporates many global themes that bridge together different countries as well as components of political science, creative writing, world history, natural history, climate science, and much more. "I am excited and thrilled to be part of this global project with Arts Missoula!  Makes me proud to be an artist here in Missoula!", Courtney Blazon, Missoula Artist. 

We would like to thank KUFM Radio, the Branch Center and the University Center on the University of Montana campus for their support and resources. Also, thank you to Barbara Koostra, the Executive Director of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture for her support  during this project. Lastly, thank you to Kunstmatrix, in Berlin, Germany, the website platform used for this pilot program. 

The virtual gallery is now posted on the Arts Missoula website: HERE. We invite you to explore on your own computer! We plan to make final touches to the gallery, create an informational Youtube video with Courtney to provide further details, and ultimately to send it to our sister cities in Palmerston North, New Zealand and Neckargemund, Germany! Stay tuned for updates on this exciting endeavor. Please call the Arts Missoula office, (406)-541-0860 with questions.

upcoming events

Steven Rinella, The MeatEater: Fish and Game Cookbook // Fact & Fiction

Monday, November 26th, 7pm
Head to Fact & Fiction for a conversation and book signing with Steven Rinella and Chris La Tray on "The MeatEater" Cookbook. Tickets are limited and are available for sale in store only.  Website!

Elf the Musical! // Missoula Community Theatre

November 29th - December 16th
It's that time of year! Join MCT in a fun and festive performance of Elf this winter.This is the first ever production of this show in Western Montana. For tickets and more details head to MCT's  Website!

2 for $15 First Night Admission Button Sale // Fact and Fiction

Saturday, December 1st, 10am-5pm
Fact and Fiction Books is generously hosting Arts Missoula on Saturday, December 1st where First Night Admission buttons will be two for $15 (regular price = one for $10). First Night Missoula will also receive a portion of Fact and Fiction Book Sales that day. Join us!  Facebook Event!

classes, workshops, + tours

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

Missoula Art Museum

A Cappella Christmas
Five Valleys Chorus, Sweet Adelines
Sing with the five valleys chorus Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm at River Vallery Church
 October 23rd - December 21st!
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 →

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Saturday Family Workshops
December 1st

Fantastic Animals with Elisha Harteis
(Ages 5+)
November 29th - December 20th

For 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

partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
with interest.
Missoula Symphony
 Orchestra Season Tickets 
On Sale 
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
ongoing exhibitions
"Three Women Artists"
at The Artists' Shop
Through November

#MeToo: Permitted Expressions
at the ZACC
Through November

at 4 Ravens Gallery
Through November 30th

New Work for Autumn 
at the Dana Gallery
10th Anniversary Show
at Gallery 709, Montana Art & Framing
Through November 21st
The Teapot Show III
The C
lay Studio of Missoula
Through November 30th
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Kathle en Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three
at Missoula Art Museum
Through December 15th
Holiday Show
Radius Gallery
Through December 24th 

The William A. Clark Collection: A Homecoming
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through June 15th, 2019

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P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807