Give Big to the Emerson This Week
When you GIVE BIG to the Emerson, you are supporting:
  • Life long experiences through our award winning adult art education, children's summer camps and youth internship program.
  • Welcoming public spaces for our community to connect.
  • Fine art exhibits that are free and open to the public.
  • Live performance art in a nurturing, safe, and welcoming place for performers of all genres to take the stage.
  • And you are ensuring that one of Bozeman's oldest and finest landmarks is able to continue to serve the community it loves for many more years to come!
Big News for Give Big!

As an Emerson founder, Tim Crawford's love for the arts was palpable. In honor of his life well lived, well loved, and the Emerson's 30th birthday all Give Big donations will be matched up to $30,000! 
Give Big Gallatin Valley 2023

  • When: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 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
You're Invited
Emerson Open House & 30th Birthday Celebration
May 12 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Free
Join the Emerson in celebration of 30 incredible years of service to the Bozeman community. Experience our exhibits and meet the artists, tour studios, shop Galleria Hall, and reconnect with this beloved hub of arts & culture
Art Education at the Emerson
Life Drawing - 2 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 in 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 5 - 12
  • That's Wild
  • July 31 - Aug 4 | Ages 5 - 8
  • Mythic Monsters
  • Aug. 7 - 11 | Ages 5 - 12
Summer Youth Interns
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - WE WANT YOU! 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
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."

Twilight in the Park 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.”

Poema 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."

Autolycus the Wolf by Martijn Caspar Swart
Join the Emerson
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.

Our lease cycle begins July 1 and spaces fill fast. Hurry and get your name on our waiting list today!
Thank you in advance for supporting the Emerson and our mission to make art & culture accessible to all!