art + culture news  // september 10, 2018
this week in missoula

National Arts in Education Week 2018 // SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning
September 9th - 15th

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with SPARK! There are lots of events going where you can support Arts in Education:  Tuesday, September 11th, SPARK! Community Night at Caffe Dolce, 5-9pm: Take a night off from cooking and 10% of the proceeds will go to SPARK! at Caffe Dolce. Click here for Facebook event! To see all the fun events Click here!

MOUNTAIN // Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 
Friday, September 14th, 8:30pm
[at Bob Ward's, outdoors]
Join the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and Bob Ward's for a screening of, Mountain. The film begins at 8:30pm but beginning at 4pm, beer, wine and local food trucks will be present! For more info:  Website!

Choose One // Bare Bait Dance
September 14th - 16th
Bare Bait Dance is opening their season this September with, Choose One. "Choose One is a raw, intimate dance-theater performance that sets up Colorado-based dancers, Lauren Beale and Brooke McNamara (Creators/Performers), in a context both fabricated and completely real." -BBD. Purchase your tickets online here:  Tickets & Website!

Montana Greek Festival
September 14th & 15th
Head to 6th Street for this years Montana Greek Festival, Athens under the Big Sky. The two day event will be complete with Greek food, dance & music!  Facebook Event!

Androcles and the Lion // Missoula Children's Theatre
September 13th & 14th
Missoula Children's Theatre is thrilled to present a "fast-paced, funny version of Aesop's story". This performance is MCT's Annual Theatre for Young Adult Audiences (TYA) production.  More Info! Come to MCT early on Friday, September 14th from 4:30-6pm to hang out with SPARK! teaching artists!  More Info Here!

Missoula Monster Project // Zootown Arts Community Center & SPARK!
Opening: Friday, September 14th, 3:30-8:30pm
[at ZACC]
This show is a collaboration between kindergarten classes and adult artists. Kindergartners from three MCPS Schools created original monsters that adult artists intepreted into another art piece. 100% of this shows proceeds will go to getting MCPS students to ZACC for art classes! Website!

Tuscan Inspired Dinner & An Evening of Song and fun // Montana A Cappella Society Event! 
Saturday, September 15th, 7pm
[at Sapphire Lutheran Homes]
You are invited to a 4 course dinner along with A Cappella Songs, raffles and door prizes. This is a fundraising event for the Society's upcoming trip to Italy!  Website!
From Russia with Strings // String Orchestra of the Rockies
Sunday, September 16th, 7:30pm
[UofM Recital Hall]
Join the String Orchestra of the Rockies in welcoming guest artist, Julian Schwarz, major chellist of the twenty-first century. It is sure to be a great show! For more details please click through to SOR's  Website!

upcoming events

WAR/DANCE // Cultures in Motion: World View Film Series

Monday, September 17th, 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 second film in a new global film series titled: World View - Cultures in Motion. Join us on Monday, September 17th, 7pm for War/Dance (Uganda). Facebook Event!

Coming up at Fact & Fiction

Tuesday, September 18th, 7pm
Chris Hedges,   America: The Farewell Tour [event at University Center Ballroom]. Head to Fact & Fiction's  Website! for more details and other event listings.

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.

Tuesday, September 18th, 7pm
Professor Emeritus Roger Dunsmore, On the Chinese Wall: New & Selected Poems 1966-2018
Wednesday, September 19th, 7pm
Alec Cizak,  Breaking Glass

For more details and other Shakespeare & Co events:  Website!

Arts Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 19th, 11am
[at the Keep Restaurant]
The Art Associates of Missoula Annual Kick-off Luncheon & Art Share will be at the "The Keep", 102 Ben Hogan Drive, Missoula.  Cost of luncheon is $22 in advance.  Reservations must be made by September 12, 2018.  Call Susie at 406-544-0891 for more information and to make reservation.

Artists on Guston: John Buck and Jay Schmidt // Missoula Art Museum

Wednesday, September 19th, 6pm
MAM welcomes you to a conversation led by artists to reflect on Philip Guston's, Cigar. The talk will be followed by a Q&A. For details and upcoming events, check out MAM's  Website!

Gallery Talk // Radius Gallery
Thursday, September 20th, 6pm
Ty Best and Becky Broeder, collaborators in the current Radius exhibition: Design/Desire will be giving a 10 question led gallery talk later this September!  Website!

MCT Dance-A-Thon // Missoula Community Theatre
Saturday, September 22nd, 1-9pm
MCT invites you to their annual dance-a-thon fundraiser! Join the party on Saturday, September 22nd. Stay on the dance floor for 8 hours and dance through your favorite decades. The event benefits access to the arts for all ages and abilities!  Website!

Soft Landing Welcoming Week Events!

September 14th - 23rd
Celebrate the second annual welcoming week with Soft Landing and Imagine Nation Brewing. This week long cultural celebration includes: A Taste of the Middle East - September Supper Club, Advocacy Day, Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and much more! Click through to their  Website! for details and dates.

En Canto // Lakebottom Sound Series First Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 29th
[at Free Cycles]
Lakebottom Sound Series presents, En Canto, a Brazilian musical group, performing at Free Cycles this September. For more details on En Canto click here! For more info on Lakebottom Sound click here!

Musical Myths // Missoula Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, September 29th, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 30th, 3pm
Missoula Symphony is beginning their new season! Musical Myths features trumpet soloist, Brandon Ridenour. Don't miss this!  Website & More Info!

regional events

Second Friday // Culture Crawl
[Hamilton, MT]
Friday, September 14th, 5pm
Head to Hamilton for Second Friday culture crawl! "Pick up a Culture Crawl Punch Card, visit at least five venues, turn it in and be eligible for a $50 gift card from Art City. Enjoy a beautiful fall evening in Downtown Hamilton and put a little art in your life!"
Calls for Art // The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
[Bozeman, MT]

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit
 (Emerson's yearly fundraiser)
Submissions Due: 5pm, October 28th, 2018

17th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Submissions due: 5pm, October 12th, 2018

For more information on both Calls for Art, please click through to the Emerson's  Website!

Rivers of Flame: Montana Tributaries // Holter Museum of Art 
[Helena, MT]
Hockaday invites you to their new exhibition, in conjunction with "Cultural Confluence e" wood fire symposium in Helena (October 18th -20th). Exhibition open:  September 14th - October 26th Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Children's Theatre

MCT has lots of exciting Fall Children's Theatre programming including fun production & theatre skills classes!

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

Missoula Art Museum
Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]

Bi-Monthly Mosaic's with Patty Franklin at Backroad Cider
Hamilton, MT
September 10 & 25

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula
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

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

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Montana Art Festival CALL FOR ARTISTS
Due: September 15th
Link to Facebook Event!
Call here for info:
City of Missoula Public Art Committee
Montana Rail Link Park Art Call
Submissions Due: 
Sept. 21st
Click here for Calls!
Radius Gallery Holiday Show 
Submissions Due: September 23rd
Calls for Art
Clay Studio of Missoula
small & mighty
DUE: November 9th
More Information!
Missoula Art Museum Call for Art, 47th Benefit Auction.
Submissions Due: 
October 5th
More Info!
Missoula Symphony
 Orchestra Season Tickets 
On Sale 
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows!
Renew/Buy your season tickets NOW! 
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!