This Week We're Highlighting Art Education
Art Education reflects our history, traditions, culture, and ourselves by providing an opportunity to reflect on who we are and what we believe in. Through the arts we develop the kind of creativity, ingenuity, and performance skills that enhance our lives.

Engaging with art is essential to the human experience. By the time toddlers are walking they are communicating through artistic expression. Among adults, participating in art directly contributes to a healthy society, such as increased community engagement, and a greater tolerance for the people around us.

The arts challenge us with different points of view, compels us to empathize with others, and gives us the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be human.
Mark Your Calendars

2023 Gallatin Valley Give Big

  • When: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM from May 4 - May 5
  • Where: Join the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and 22 of our fellow arts organizations downtown Friday, May 5 in front of the historic Ellen Theater
  • Donate: ANYWHERE! Online giving begins 6 PM, May 4
Art Education at the Emerson
RAD Metals Studio
The Emerson is ecstatic to open Bozeman's premiere community metals studio. Custom design by the Emerson's own Erik Hansen, Jason Baide, Susan Denson Guy, & Suzy Rea.

Please stay tuned for upcoming classes and workshops.
Life Drawing - 5 More Classes!
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Draw from live models! Artists of all ability levels are welcome. Participants should provide their own drawing supplies; however, 8 drawing ponies are available - First come, first served.
Summer Art Camp
Limited Availability
The Emerson offers week-long summer camps for ages 5–12. Each week will include 2D, sculpture, and mixed media projects. Every camp culminates with an artist reception on Friday afternoon. Emerson camps are filled with innovative art projects that are designed to let your child’s creativity grow! 

Camps hours are Monday thru Friday from 9am – 3pm. No camp the week of July 4th.

There is space remaining is the following camps:
  • Comic Characters
  • June 12 - 16 | Ages 9 - 12
  • July 24 - 28 | Ages 5 - 12
  • Raiders of the Lost Art
  • July 10 - 14 | Ages 5 - 12
  • Aug. 14 - 18 | Ages 9 - 12
  • Mythic Monsters
  • Aug. 7 - 11 | Ages 5 - 12
Summer Youth Interns
Share your love of art and build leadership skills as a youth intern during Summer Art Camps!

  • Assist teachers and campers
  • Be a role model for young artists
  • Great resume builder
  • Be a part of the Emerson and our community
You're Invited
Become an Emerson Tenant
The Emerson is home to 58 artist studios, sales galleries, and small creative businesses. Every spring we have treasured tenants moving on to new adventures and new excited artists ready to move in.

If you would like to be considered for a studio space at the Emerson, please fill out an inquiry form. This will let us know all the wonderful things about you and get your name on our waitlist.
Current Exhibits
Lobby Gallery
The Hour between Dog & Wolf
by Martijn Caspar Swart
"As my paintings have developed over the years they have become increasingly both rough and sensitive. These are a recent collection of paintings throughout that development in search of a masterpiece. The greatest portraits capture the essence of character, the eyes like windows to the soul."

Olaf the Raven by Martijn Caspar Swart
Jessie Wilber Gallery
A Sense of Place | by Kathleen Rabel
“For many Springs, I returned to Penedo, an ancient village in Portugal, to work in my studio at Vivenda Santa Iria. There, I found angles of light, shadows and reflections in which I experienced a separate dimension of observation. Calçada-paved lanes, rough shadowed whitewashed walls, quiet people moving through light connect me to the sense of sanctuary that I seek in this work. The place and the spirit of the people who live there have clarified my vision of the human spirit that the modern world can obscure.”

Alfama by Kathleen Rabel
Weaver Room Gallery
Mythologies | by Martijn Caspar Swart
“The inspiration for these paintings are Mythologies which show us the most universal and deep-rooted aspects of human experience. It is how we remember who we are and what we are capable of. After all, the full breadth of humanity includes much greatness and much suffering, everything in our nature is sublime."

Hymn to Khloris by Martijn Caspar Swart
Upcoming Events
April 14 | 7:00 PM
April 15 | 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
$7 Balcony | $10 Main Floor
Anderson School Presents: Seussical

Anderson School continues its tradition of exceptional performances with the whimsical and heartwarming production of Seussical™. This full-length Broadway musical ignites the imagination of all ages, encouraging everyone to be willing to think new and big thinks.
Emerson 30th Birthday & Open House
May 12 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the Emerson for some refreshements in celebration of 30 fabulous years of art, education, live performances, and community!
Thank you in advance for supporting the Emerson and our mission to make art & culture accessible to all!