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During this year's Give Big Gallatin Valley, a generous donor agreed to match all donation we received, up to $38,000, to help complete our roof project. We're excited to announce we were able to meet this entire match. THANK YOU!  
We have contractors scheduled to begin multiple sections of the roof this month. However, we still need to raise an additional $28,000 to complete the entire roof restoration project.  
Please consider a donation today to help us finish this roof project!

Mini-Masters Half-Day Summer Art Camps
Monday - Friday , 9AM - Noon
Our half-day camps for 4-7 year olds give kids a morning filled with creativity while you have a few hours to yourself. This fun week is capped off with a Friday Art Show! Ten weeks to choose from with a range of themes in a variety of medias. To register, call (406)587-9797 x105.

Summer Art Education      

We still have a few spots available in two of our weekly summer art education classes for teens and adults: Art 101 and Drawing Fundamentals. We also offer Life Drawing on a drop in basis each week. Or try one of the classes in our Art on the Rocks Series (preregistration required).   

Compassion Project Silent Auction      

The Compassion Project's Partner Artist program was designed to support and empower local artist by commissioning artwork that celebrates, honors, describes, or envisions compassion as a quality or presence in our community. The Partner Artist exhibit is on display in the Emerson's Lobby Gallery through July 5 and all works are available for purchase in support of the Emerson! Works can be bid on via our online auction platform, or in person.    

June Community Partner       

Rootstock Acupuncture's mission is to cultivate the potential for new growth and abundance. This core belief drives every interaction with their clients and community. And for the month of June, Rootstock Acupuncture is generously helping the growth of the Emerson! Book a New Client Intake & Treatment Session by June 30, 2019, and Rootstock will donate 20% of the fee to the Emerson!  

BZN International Film Festival
June 6-9         

This year's BZN International Film Festival spotlights women who understand that film is a powerful medium to convey their dreams and passions. The event kicks off in the Emerson Ballroom with a special Opening Night Reception. The festivities continue at the Emerson and throughout Bozeman for the weekend.  

Art Walks at the Emerson
June 14 

Art Walks are a great way to start your weekend and the Emerson is the best place to kick off your Art Walk evening! Our galleries and shops will be open at 5:00, one hour before other participating Art Walk galleries, with snacks and refreshments.  

Lunch on the Lawn  
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14

We're busy planning for another great season of Lunch on the Lawn! Hosting this free community event series would not be possible without our generous sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about Lunch on the Lawn sponsorship, please contact Sonja Bahr at (406)587-9797 x100 or community@theemerson.org.   

Garden & Home Tour 
July 26, 27, & 28         

Mark your calendars! This year our popular tour will focus on the experiences we find and create in our outdoor living spaces. You will also find artists and musicians in select stops. Tickets go on sale July 8 at Owenhouse Ace Hardware (both locations), Cashman Nursery & Landscaping, Kenyon Noble in Bozeman, and the Emerson. 

 June Artist- Quill Bill Creations

The Jewel Box Gallery is now open in Galleria Hall! This pint-sized space will feature a different artist each month. Bill Mendoza of Quill Bill Creations was our first artist featured in the Jewel Box Gallery in May and will be held over through June. In July, we look forward to welcoming Penny Jamrack Jewelry & Art! Penny will use the space to paint and make jewelry while being available in the gallery as much as possible for demonstrations and sales.
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.

 LeeAnn Ramey Art

Originally from Nashville, LeeAnn worked in the music industry as a graphic designer for over 25 years. She began painting full-time when she relocated to Bozeman five years ago with her husband and two daughters. She is a contemporary painter and loves the prospect of discovering something new when she paints - whether it's experimenting with acrylics, oils, textures or subjects, she wants to explore and have fun! LeeAnn is excited to join the Emerson and be downtown in the arts community on a daily basis. And her awesome black lab, Maggie, will become an official shop dog!  
LeeAnn's grand opening is set for the June 14th ArtWalk. Please join her to celebrate with some bubbly and give aways.  Leeannrameyart.com subscribers and Emerson members will receive a one-time 20% off coupon, valid through 12/31/2019.    


Jessie Wilber Gallery 
Stone Sage Sheep  
Zuzanna Karczewska   
May 10 - July 5, 2019
Zuzanna Karczewska's work focuses on the various dimensions of place. She creates abstract, organic forms which appear to be living, breathing organisms. She uses local wool, plant dyes, stones, sticks, water, and heat to create unique works actually made of the landscape rather than just a representation. The color, energy, and texture of these pieces ground them to the environment while the process of felting and the use of local materials expand upon the concept of place. Looking at them for the first time, you can hear yourself thinking "What are these things!?", "Where do they come from?", "Have I seen them in nature before?". Come see, and decipher for yourself.

Weaver Room Gallery
The Compassion Project - Installation 
Community Art Project  
April 12 - June 21, 2019  
View 4,000 representations of compassion based on what participants learned in The Compassion Project workshops. Pieces are displayed throughout the Emerson's Weaver Room, West Wing, and 2nd floor hallways.  
You can also learn more about each block!  
  • Download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play or scan this QR code.   
  • Search the block #.  
  • Read the Artist statement. 
  • Save your favorites.

Lobby Gallery
The Compassion Project - Partner Artists
May 10 - June 28, 2019

The Partner Artist program is designed to support and empower local artists in the Gallatin Valley by commissioning artwork that celebrates, honors, describes, or envisions compassion as a quality and or other presernce in our community. These works will be auctioned off at the June 14 Art Walk in support of the Emerson. 

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


Sustaining The New West Conference
Hosted by Future West, this year's theme is "Bold Visions-Inspiring Actions," and the major focus is on envisioning and identifying actions we can all take to achieve a sustainable future.  
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BZN International Film Festival
June 6-9, various independent films highlighting this year's themes will be screening all across Bozeman, including exclusive opportunities for passholders such as panels, an opening reception, discounts at local businesses, and much more.
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Acoustic Life Festival
June 13-15, whether you're looking to play on stage with a band or write a song and explore the blues, this weekend workshop has something for you!   
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Art on the Rocks - Coors & Ceramics (ages 21+)
Grab some friends and enjoy a fun and creative night out! This evening you can create functional art out of clay while sipping a nice cool Coors.  
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Kids' Summer Camp - Week 1
This week's theme: A BUG'S LIFE! Itty-bitty, creepy crawly, incredible, powerful BUGS! Learn what it's like to live the bug's life! Full day camps are full, space is available in the Mini Masters (ages 4-7) half day camps!  
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Kids' Summer Camp - Week 2
This week's theme: KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Knights, princesses, kings, and queens! Immerse into medieval times during this camp. Space is available in the Mini Masters (ages 4-7) half day and Mega Masters (ages 8-12) full day camps.   
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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