Category Archives: Art Events

Missoula Cultural Council's listing of Art Events taking place in downtown Missoula, Montana. Ever attended a First Friday Missoula or Last Best Solstice? Find out more information on these annual events along with other Missoula events taking place throughout the community.

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Parking Meter Art: Installation Update

     Ever wonder what happened to those 37 Parking Meters that were left over from First Night 2017? Good news! 3 were selected to be installed into a planter on the corner of Higgins & Pine. ARTS Missoula and the Public Art Committee are thrilled that these quirky pieces have found a home downtown! The […]

Germanfest is right around the corner!

  That’s right! You read it correctly. Germanfest is right around the corner. It’s truly hard to believe we are ringing in Fall 2017.  Over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 3rd, ARTS Missoula invites you to Caras Park for Germanfest. Germanfest is a celebration of German culture and Missoula’s Sister City relationship with Neckargemünd, […]

Arts & Culture Award Winners Announced

Arts Missoula’s annual Arts & Culture Awards honor individuals and organizations whose outstanding work in the arts and humanities have made a significant contribution to the community’s quality of life. The 2017 awards will be presented at the Missoula Arts & Culture Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 28, at the Doubletree Hotel from 11:30am to […]

Roxy + SPARK! Premiers

SPARK! has teamed up with the Roxy Film Academy to bring you a showcase featuring micro-films by the middle schoolers of CS Porter, Meadow Hill, and Washington Middle School! Twelve classes in total worked diligently to come up with these bite-sized movies, which represent the integrative arts education that SPARK! is all about. Visit The […]

It’s Summertime in Montana!

If summer hadn’t officially arrived last weekend, it certainly has by now, looking at the thermometer. And while we all would like some rain to help with the fire danger, at the same time we all admit that summer is why we love Montana. Along with backpacking, fishing, rafting, biking and marathon-ing, summer is also […]

6 Reasons to Support the Arts

1. Art Can Help Create a Positive Image for Missoula Our community relies heavily on the way we are perceived in the world. With tourism and the University of Montana making up the better part of our local economy, it is essential that we present ourselves as a desirable location. While certain recent events may […]

Hidden Gems: Frontier Space Missoula

Located in the alley behind the Old Post Pub, Frontier Space Missoula is a gallery that operates almost like a speakeasy for art. The only official times they open to the public are during First Friday – though there are occasional poetry readings and other performances that happen throughout the month. An inconspicous door leads […]

Last Best Solstice Sneak Preview: MCC Takes Over First Friday

Today is First Friday and in Missoula that means art. The First Friday Art Walk began 20 years ago and has grown exponentially ever since. A truly organic event, no one person or organization is in charge. For several years the Missoula Cultural Council has collected information each month to give the public a central […]

Icons of the West: Redefined Through Art

Tomorrow night marks the opening of the Dana Gallery’s annual exhibition, “Icons of the West”. Running from May 16 to August 15, the show features over 100 works of art created to reflect what is iconically western. Everything from paintings to sculpture, bronzes, photography, and even animation will be unveiled tomorrow night. Mayor John Engen […]

Potsketch 2014: Supporting Ceramics

Tomorrow night the Clay Studio of Missoula hosts its annual Potsketch fundraiser at the University of Montana’s University Center Ballroom and this is one event you will not want to miss. So, what exactly is a Potsketch, and why should I go? It began with a simple concept. Executive Director at the time Jayson Lawford […]