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Emerson e-news: August       

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Art Walks at the Emerson

August 11

Start your Art Walk at the Emerson! Galleries and shops will be open at 5:00, one hour before Downtown galleries, with snacks and refreshments.

Also at this month's Art Walk, Gallatin Art Crossing's annual reception and fundraiser will be on the Emerson's north lawn from 5:30-8:00PM. Again this year, local artists will be on hand welding personal scrap metal sculpture as part of the fundraising activities.

Help celebrate public art in our community!


Lunch on the Lawn
Wednesdays through August 16

Don't miss the last two Lunch on the Lawns of the summer season! A favorite Bozeman tradition, this free community event features live music, local food trucks, and kids' activities. 

Music Lineup
August 9 - Too Little Too Late
August 16 - The Dead Yellers 


Fall Art Education Classes
September through November

Have you thought about taking an art class at the Emerson? Now's your chance! Enrollment is now open for Emerson members and nonmembers can register Monday, August 7. Classes are offered throughout the day and evening and a variety of media is offered including jewelry making, painting, ceramics, and more! Classes fill up quickly so take a look at our class schedule and sign up soon!

Gallatin Art Crossing's 2017 People's Choice voting is now open! The Emerson' s north lawn wouldn't be the same without Raven the Messenger. Show the Emerson some love and  


Love the emerson?

Consider joining our fantastic team! We are looking for a new Events & Membership Coordinator and Arts Instructor. For more information about the positions and how to apply, click HERE.   
Featured ExhibitS


Jessie Wilber and Lobby Galleries
Back to our Roots - Sweet Pea Juried Group Show
July 14 - September 1, 2017

Sweet Pea Festival is celebrating its 40th Festival! The past 40 years has brought about many great changes to the organization and its annual events. This year, to commemorate the growth of the Festival, they are going Back to Our Roots at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. A juried art show will be held in the Jessie Wilber (the old Sweet Pea office!) and Lobby Galleries this summer. This exhibit will highlight and give recognition to great artists from our region that have supported Sweet Pea and the Emerson for decades. 

Shift by Kendra Minter  

Weaver Room Gallery
Bozeman Remembered- Photography by Charles Bolte
July 14 - August 25, 2017

Charles Bolte is working to depict the growth of Gallatin County not by showing his distaste for it, but instead seeking perspective of current longtime residents. He interviewed several Bozeman natives to capture a bit of personal history about this place so many are now yearning to call home.

Dee Mast by Charles Bolte  

All of our galleries are free and open to the public. 


Featured Tenant
Billie Rose Agee  
Billie Rose has called her second floor studio at the Emerson home for almost two years. If you attended the Emerson's Garden & Home Tour last weekend, you had the opportunity to see Billie Rose paint in one of the featured gardens. And, at the Emerson's Annual Open House & Birthday Celebration in May, you may have been lucky enough to snack on some of Billie Rose's delicious pancakes!

Billie Rose developed her love of nature growing up in the small town of Prunedale, California. She developed her creative voice and honed her skills at Humboldt State University, graduating in 2015. Shortly after graduating, she moved up north to explore bigger mountains in Bozeman, Montana where she currently lives with her cat, Margo.

Lunch on the Lawn  
This week, boogie down to local blues / rock band Too Little Too Late.  Read More
Art Walk

The Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson host summer Art Walk the second Friday of the month throughout the summer.   Read More
Lunch on the Lawn
This is our last Lunch on the Lawn for the season! Come enjoy some roots of rock with the Dead Yellers. Read More

Summer Life Drawing

Draw from live models. No preregistration required, please bring your own drawing supplies.
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Kid's Summer Camp: Green Earth

Art on the Rocks Series- Prosecco & Plein Air
Try painting or drawing from scenes outside of the Emerson building. Read More
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View our entire class schedule HERE!





Emerson History

The Emerson is a thriving arts and community center located a block from historic downtown Bozeman. The building was originally an elementary school built in 1918, attended by thousands of Bozeman youth before its closure in 1991.

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Support the Emerson

At the Emerson, we are grateful for the generous community support that allows us to serve as a vital arts hub in Bozeman. Over 250,000 people have come to the Emerson each year to attend performances, take classes, and participate in community events.


Volunteer with the Emerson

As a community arts hub, the Emerson relies on the time, energy and enthusiasm donated by community volunteers and interns. You can get involved by becoming a docent, by helping with events, children's classes or in our office.

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