ARTS Missoula Star Program

About 5 months ago, ARTS Missoula began “The Arts Missoula Star Award” program. This idea came to fruition through the creativity of our wonderful board. Missoula, Montana is full of artists, business owners, volunteers, staff, students, parents, teachers, and community members that put their heart and soul into the art world of this town. Our goal in awarding ARTS Missoula Star Awards is to honor these individuals.

Each month, ARTS Missoula has been recognizing and honoring a new Arts Missoula Star for his or her important contribution to the Missoula arts landscape.  Some of the STARS are artists, some are musicians.  Some are business people who generously give of their time and resources.  Some are behind the scenes and would not be known by the general public for their contribution.  Some are educators who are making sure that the arts are a valued part of our children’s education. All have a place in our Galaxy of Valued Arts Supporters.

So far, this initiative has been valuable and appreciated! We are thrilled to be providing local hard-workers the recognition they deserve.

Here is a re-cap of our ARTS Missoula Star Award Winners to date:

September 2017: Jurgen Knoeller, Bayern Brewing

October 2017: Mindy Hammit, English and Social Studies teacher at CS Porter School

November 2017: Jen Bardsley, K-8 Art Teacher at Sussex School

December 2017: Barb West, Parent, Volunteer & Board Member at Garden City Ballet     

January 2018: Doug Grimm, Volunteer, First Night Missoula

This list includes wonderful, dedicated individuals who truly invest their time in serving the arts in our community. We are so thankful for all of our stars and look forward to future honorees.

To keep up to date on our ARTS Missoula Star Award Winners each month, follow THIS LINK! We are excited to continue this fun program. If you have any questions or a suggestion for an Art Star nomination, please call (406)-541-0860 or email becca(at) Thanks for reading!


Reminder: Our Annual Arts Missoula Awards Lunch is Thursday, March 22nd. Our ARTS Stars will be invited. To reserve a table or a seat CLICK HERE!