the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture


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Tango to Argentina With Us
January 25, 2019
Tickets are available now for our annual Celebration of the Arts! This exquisite annual event features a four-course seated dinner, live music, fine art, live and silent auctions, and local quick draw artists creating unique works to auction off at the end of the night. Last year's Celebration was sold out so don't delay! 

The success of Celebration of the Arts is essential to support the Emerson's art education programs, community events, and building projects and we would not be able to host this event without sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:  Sonja Bahr at 
(406)587-9797 x100 or 


17th Annual Holiday Bazaar
November 15, 16, & 17, 2018

New this year, our Holiday Bazaar will be three days in conjunction with Broad Comedy in the Crawford Theater! This celebration of local and regional artists features fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, decorative items, and much more! Get your holiday shopping done early and find unique gifts from local artists at the Emerson's Holiday Bazaar! 


Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018

Galleria Hall is the perfect place to shop this Small Business Saturday! This Saturday after Thanksgiving, find something unique and support your neighbors by shopping at locally owned small businesses. Celebrate your community with the small businesses that make it special!   


Christmas Stroll at the Emerson 
December 1, 2018

Kick off your Christmas Stroll celebration at the Emerson! Join us for free gingerbread house making in the Emerson Ballroom, live dance performances in the Crawford Theater, and special activities throughout the building. Then, be the first to see Santa when he lights our giant tree outside the Emerson building before he leads the parade downtown. Christmas Stroll activities at the Emerson are free and open to the public! 


Winter Art Education Class  Registraion 
Beginning December 3

Mark your calendars for our Winter 2019 Art Education class registration! Whether you're looking for a class or camp for your child, or want to try something new, the Emerson has a class you're sure to love! Registration opens for Emerson members on December 3 and nonmembers can register beginning December 10.The class schedule will be available on our website December 3 and classes begin after January 7. 


Gather at the Emerson

Are you looking for a venue for your holiday party or an upcoming event in 2019? The Emerson offers a variety of beautiful spaces available for rent! READ MORE

Lindsey Mulcare Photography  
Lindsey Mulcare is a photographer and writer sharing her Emerson space in studio 222B with her two border collies, Sis and Snort. Lindsey shared, "I am so happy to be here at the Emerson surrounded by a vibrant community of artists and creatives that inspires and motivates me to explore new ways to create and connect! I am driven by stories, and I'd love to hear yours - stop by and say hello!" 



Jessie Wilber and Lobby Galleries
Lepidoptera Ceratopsidae by Louis Habeck
September 14 - November 30, 2018

These exhibits feature drawings and sculptures combining two different species - insects and dinosaurs. Mr. Habeck explores the marriage of these creatures by altering and merging their horn and frill structure as well as their decorative ornamentation. The Lobby gallery will show drawings of his unique species and the Jessie Wilber will display sculptures made from foam and resin. This is sure to be an enriching and educational exhibition integrating art, science and a whole lot of fun! 

"Diabloceratops" by Louis Habeck.        Work by Louis Habeck

Weaver Room Gallery
Natural Wood by David Lustig 
September 7 - November 25, 2018 
"Windfall" by David Lustig

"Getting outside is good for the soul. Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. Using a variety of natural media, I attempt to capture a memory of nature and to recall its beauty and tranquility. I feel very lucky to be able to create art using nature's palette, and that it allows my family to get out and explore the rivers and forests of Montana." - David Lustig

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


A Life in Wonderland
An evening of dazzling images and stories with Yellowston'e legendary "winterkeeper", Steven Fuller.
12th Annual Bozeman Bluegrass Festival
Nov. 9 & 10
Now in its 12th year, this will be the biggest Bozeman Bluegrass Festival yet!  
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Broad Comedy
The Broads are Back! The show that started here in Bozeman returns home with a new line up of riotous and outrageous hilarity!

Fall Life Drawing (ages 18+)
Draw from live models! Drop ins are welcome and participants should provide their own drawing supplies. 
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Little HeARTs
This weekly art class is especially for the little ones! Drop ins are welcome, but preregistration is encouraged to reserve your spot. 
Art on the Rocks Series- Mic Ultra & Mick Jagger
Paint a portrait of your favorite rock-star or band logo while enjoying refreshing lagers.




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   |