art + culture news  //  September 3, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Sept. 7 / G allery Guide

The Big Read Event Series: First Friday Parklet
Missoula Public Library
First Friday at Finn & Porter Finn & Porter
Design & Art Exhibit at Radius
Radius Gallery
Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts Showcase The Artists' Shop
"Parkscapes" Oil Paintings by Teresa Garland Warner
4 Ravens Gallery
"I am" Mask Show at Living Art Studio Living Art Studio
It came from the sky! Gecko Designs
Art Showing
127 N Higgins Street
First Friday at PureWest
PureWest Real Estate
First Friday featured maker: Candice Haster Clay
Noteworthy Paper & Press
Voncommon Group Show in the SideCar
Radius Gallery SideCar
First Friday: South Korea, A Photographic Sampling
Lake Missoula Tea Company
First Friday: Historic Signs of Missoula
Hammond Arcade "Unseen Missoula" Pop-Up Museum
Date Night
Currents Aquatics Center
First Friday at La Stella Blu with Kelsey Walsh
La Stella Blu
First Friday Opening: Season to Season by Thomas Boelman
Bernice's Bakery
Josh Taira
Clyde Coffee
First Friday with Tooth and Talon Jewlery
Bathing Beauties Beads
Our Vanishing Future: Photographs and Illustrations
Murphy-Jubb Fine Art
Enamored by a Fish
The Dram Shop
Natural Encounters - Elloie Jeter and Bob Phinney
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing
Touched: An Installation by Chris Drobnock
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Spencre McGowan - Blotto Botany
Shakespeare & Co.
MTFF 2018 Program Announcement
The Roxy Theater

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

Morgan and Merlin // Montana Repertory Theatre
September 7th & 8th, 7:30pm
[at UofM PARTV Building, Masquer Theatre]
Montana Rep invites you to their Fall Educational Outreach Tour of Morgan and Merlin. The show is written by playwright Laramie Dean and directed by Rosie Ayers.  Website!

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

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with SPARK! Here are a few fun events going on 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! Monday, September 17th, SPARK! Community Night at Thomas Meagher Bar, 6-10pm: Enjoy dinner and 20% of sales will go to SPARK! at the Meagher Bar. Click here for Facebook event! To see all the fun events going on: 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 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!

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 intepret into another art piece. 100% of this shows proceeds will go to getting MCPS students to ZACC for art classes! 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!

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 opening premiere of 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 Shakespeare & Co.
Saturday, September 15th, 1pm
Gwendolyn Nix: The Falling Dawn: Celestial Scripts
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 Risho at 406-544-0891 for more information and to make reservation.

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!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
Montana Art Festival CALL FOR ARTISTS
Due: September 15th
Call here for info:
City of Missoula Public Art Committee
Montana Rail Link Park Art Call
Submissions Due: 
Sept. 21st
Radius Gallery Holiday Show 
Submissions Due: September 23rd
Calls for Art The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
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
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