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Art Walks at the Emerson
July 14

Stop by the Emerson to kick off your Art Walk evening! Galleries and shops will be open at 5:00, one hour before other participating Art Walk galleries, with snacks and refreshments. Also, the opening receptions for our newest exhibits will be held in conjunction with this month's Art Walk. This is a fantastic, way to spend a Friday night!

Pints With Purpose
July 17

Join us Monday, July 17 at Bridger Brewing for Pints With Purpose. After 5:00, $1 from every pint purchased will support the Emerson! Cold beer on a summer day and supporting the Emerson?! Sounds like a winning combination!

Lunch on the Lawn
Wednesdays through August 16

A favorite Bozeman tradition, this free community event features live music, local food trucks, and kids' activities. Get out of the office and take in some fantastic live music or entertain your kids with special activities and room to run. This is truly an event for everyone! 

Music Lineup
July 19 - The Dirt Farmers
July 26 - The Tyler James Band
August 2 - Bridger Trio
August 9 - Too Little Too Late
August 16 - The Dead Yellers 

20th Annual Garden & Home Tour
July 28 & 29

Now in its 20th year, you can enjoy unique  landscapes and gardens throughout the Gallatin Valley on this self guided tour. The Tour will feature guest lecturers, artists, and musicians at select stops. New this year, our Tour is biking and walking friendly!

Tickets will be available for purchase starting July 17th at the Emerson, Owenhouse Ace Hardware (both locations), Cashman Nursery, and Heyday.

Mobile Mondays
Now through September 25, 2017

Start your week off right with our newest summertime event, Mobile Mondays! Grab lunch from a local food vendor, browse at some of Bozeman's fantastic fashion trucks, and relax on our north lawn shaded by trees and sculptures. We may have the very best shade in town!

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  

A reception will be held on Friday, July 14 from 5 - 8 PM in conjunction with the city wide Art Walk. Refreshments will be available and tenant studios will be open to the public.

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


Featured Tenant
angela zanolari art  
The Emerson is thrilled to welcome Angela Zanolari to Galleria Hall! Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand as the daughter of a Swiss-Italian chef and a Chinese mother, Angela has always been struck by cultural and natural diversity. Much of Angela's childhood was spent exploring the natural wonders of Thailand- from the mountains to the beaches. This passion for nature has followed her throughout her life and drove her to settle in Montana to pursue her art and enjoy the may wonderful things that Bozeman has to offer. Angela is married with two children and two French bulldogs and enjoys hiking and outdoor activities when not in the studio.  


community impact 


So far this summer, nearly 150 children have participated in our summer art camps!
Art Walks at the Emerson  
The Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson host summer Art Walks the second Friday of the summer months. Read More

Mobile Monday

Visit local food and fashion trucks and enjoy your goodies in the shade of our north lawn.   Read More 

Pints With Purpose
On Monday from 5-8PM, stop by Bridger Brewing for Pints for a Purpose when $1 from every pint sold will benefit the Emerson!
Summer Life Drawing

Draw from live models. No preregistration required, please bring your own drawing supplies.
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Art on the Rocks Series-Beer & Batik (Ages 21+)
Learn the ancient art of dying silk using wax resist! Read More

Kids' Summer Camp: Week 8 Comics & Cartoons
Enrollment for the Full Day Mini Masters and Mega Masters has reached capacity; spots are still open in the Half Day Mini Masters! Read More


Garden and Home Tour  
View unique local gardens and homes on this self-guided tour. Read More

Garden and Home Tour

View unique local gardens and homes on this self-guided tour.   Read More 

CLICK HERE to view our entire events calendar!





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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