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Thanks to you, we just completed four sections of roof renovation totaling $48,049!

Completing the roof renovation is a BIG job, and we need YOUR help to finish! In order to complete the south section (white area) of the roof, we still need to raise $26,800.
Please consider a donation
to help us complete this renovation.

Lunch on the Lawn
Wednesdays , July 10-August 14
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Our favorite Bozeman tradition is back this month! Join us for live music and delicious food from  
Totally Tasty, Bubby's Cuppa Jo, Batter Queens,  
and Genuine Ice Cream!  

Art Walks at the Emerson
July 12 

Grab some friends and start your weekend off right at Art Walk! See what's new in the Emerson and other Downtown businesses. Our galleries and shops will be open at 5:00, one hour before other participating Art Walk galleries, with snacks and refreshments. 

Garden & Home Tour 
July 26, 27, & 28         

Garden & Home Tour is at the end of the month,  
and we've added an extra day for extra enjoyment! Tickets go on sale July 8 at Owenhouse Ace Hardware (both locations), Cashman Nursery & Landscaping, Kenyon Noble in Bozeman, and the Emerson. Interested in volunteering? See below! 

 July Artist- Penny Jamrack Jewelry & Art

This month's Jewel Box Gallery artist is Penny of  
Penny is originally from England and lived in several countries before making Texas her home in 1977.  Penny makes jewelry, mosaics and paintings in several media, approaching all her compositions with an artist's trained eye. In Austin, Texas she paints with the Lakeway Painters group and in Bozeman with Southwest Montana Arts Society. Her work has been exhibited and sold at several venues in both Texas and Montana, as well as Atwell Gallery in Perth, Western Australia.
Are you interested in calling the Emerson home for a month?
LEARN MORE about showing and selling your work in this short-term Gallery space. Individual artists of all medias and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

 The Coin Laundry 

Jennifer Ford is the owner of  
The Coin Laundry!  
The Coin Laundry is screen printed clothing, housewares and accessories with a retro inspired kitschy vibe. Jennifer hand screen prints and designs everything using Earth friendly water based inks and solvents. She grew up in an old haunted house on Cape Cod, so her love for vintage style and quality came early. Jennifer tries to inject that feeling into everything she makes. She feels lucky to play and create the weird world in her head every day and share it with customers! She says the Emerson is such a great space because it's full of history and artists of all stripes, and Jennifer excited to be a part of the greater community.   


Garden & Home Tour   
July 26 - 28           

We're seeking volunteers for our  
22nd Annual Garden & Home Tour!   
This is a terrific opportunity to share your love of gardening with others, and support the Emerson!  
Shifts are 4 hours long.  
 For questions, please email events@theEmerson.org.  
Applications are due July 12th.  

Schools & Seniors in the Gallery Program  
September - November 2019          

Lead exhibit tours and hands-on projects for various youth and senior groups. Fall program runs September - November  and features eclectic exhibition of Montana modernists. Schedules vary and are based on your availability! Training sessions provide thorough information on the exhibit and the tools needed to lead a tour and follow-up art project. First training session will be held at the end of August! 

Little HeARTs Docent Program  
Fall 2019          

Lead weekly art projects for parents and their 2 - 5 year-olds each Wednesday! Starting in September, this one hour course provides an artistic outlet for toddlers with the support of their parents/ guardians. This position is great for someone who loves little ones and wants to encourage creativity. Training, supplies, and support staff will help you along the way to make Wednesday mornings the cutest time of your week!  


Jessie Wilber Gallery 
Of Shadow & Light   
Jerry Locati      
July 12 - August 30, 2019
Jerry Locati sees in "Shadow and Light". Whether it is the int rica te architectural detail or the way he captures the subtle proportions in his graphite dr awings, the edge between architecture and art is a fine line defined in shadow and light. Locati has put pencil to paper to create works that celebrate composi tio n, light and texture in a new way. Focusing his eye on wildlife and figurative subjects, he renders small and large-scale images alike, depicting the beauty of the human form or the inspiring power of nature. Utilizing a mosaic of blocks, refocusing the eye typically off-center, he lets an intricate puzzle unfold subtly within the frame of e ach block. The technique isolates complex details in a larger scene, simplifying an image for the viewer, while deepening its interpretation."Architecture is based in art. I gr ew up drawing and it di dn't take me long to realize I wanted to create art in the form of architecture. Now I find equal inspiration from both." - Jerry Locati

Weaver Room Gallery
Paper Landscapes
Michele Lauriat  
June 28 - August 23, 2019  
"While in a landscape I look for patterns of all scale - repeating blades of g r ass, branches that share a direction or bend, or a sense of geometric order in an area of erosion. These repetitions that I find in nature are also found in a great deal of art, music, and design. Patterns hold the stories of our lives together too; t hey give us an anchor, a roadmap, and momentum. If we do not step outside our patterns every once in a while, however, we can be devastated by an unexpected disruption. Therefore, in my search for repetition, I also look for places where patterns fall apart or overwhelm themselves and become chaotic or distorted - or simply end." - Michele Lauriat

Lobby Gallery
The Female Gaze
Jamie Azevedo
July 12 - August 30, 2019

Jamie Azevedo has always had a sense of wonder abo u t th e world she inhabits and has appreciated the art of sharing a good narrative. This inspired her to become a storyteller and so she pursued acting. While living in Manhattan , NY she was introduced and fell in love with the world of visual art. Trans itioning from the stage to two-dimensional work allowed her to have complete creative control as well as deeply explore the mes such as interconnectedness and

mutuality. Through this form of telling stories, she is also able to superim pose many of the lovely and funny conversations she has had with others in h er work. She is inspired by the metaphysical world, history, meditation, laughter, mind-bending conversations, the game of "what if," her amusing family, quirky humans, philosophy, and the ludicrous yet jubilant journey that we are all on together.


Please join us for an opening reception in conjunction with the July Art Walk on Friday, July 12 from 5 - 8PM.

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


Bozeman Film Society
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace captures Aretha Franklin's 1972 gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California. The film creates a truly transcendent experience that encapsulates a phenomenal singer sharing her gift with the world.      
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Full Draw Film Tour
Real Hunts. Real Films. Real People. This isn't grandpa's outdoor TV.  
Bring a buddy, your wife, and your kids to watch the best bow-hunting films on the "Big Screen!" Enjoy a cold one and who knows - you may just take home a new bow!
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22nd Annual Garden & Home Tour
July 26-28, This year's tour focuses on the experiences we find and create in our outdoor living spaces. Join us for a peek into our some of our community's most memorable horticulture and design throughout the Gallatin Valley.


Art on the Rocks -
Pinot & Portraits
6:30PM - 8:30PM
If you are creative but need direction and don't want the commitment of a multi-week course, this class is for you!
Let your favorite poison inspire a new passion! Learn the art of drawing the human face. Cost includes supplies and 2 signature cocktails. Preregistration necessary.  
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Kids' Summer Camp - Week 7
This week's theme: BOOKWORMS! Immerse into the art of written word, through poetry, comics, and famous stories. Full day camp for ages 8-12 is sold out.  Space is available in the Mini Masters (ages 4-7) full day camp.    
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Kids' Summer Camp -
Week 8
This week's theme: HAPPY CAMPERS! We love camping! Let's embrace the great outdoors and the abundance of recreation it provides. All age groups are sold out.    
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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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the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

111 South Grand Ave.   |   Bozeman, MT   |   406.587.9797   |   office@theEmerson.org