Category Archives: Arts & the Economy

Missoula Cultural Council’s listing of Arts & the Economy, a symbiotic relationship in Missoula, Montana. In addition to all the great Missoula Art galleries and museums, check out what else the community is doing to improve the economy through art.

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In Depth Look – What do the Arts mean for Missoula?

What do the arts mean for Missoula?  Last April, the national center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University released its annual Arts Vibrancy Index, a ranking of the nation’s most vibrant arts communities. This past June, Washington, D.C. based Americans for the Arts released Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 – the Economic Impact […]

Arts Vibrancy & Economic Prosperity in Missoula

Missoula, Montana: Arts Vibrant & Prosperous Missoula, Montana has been receiving quite a bit of buzz these days! The National Center for Arts Research released their 3rd Arts Vibrancy Index report and Americans for the Arts released their 5th Arts & Economic Prosperity study; Missoula included in both. Our little city has been truly humbled and […]

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 […]

Rebuilding Our Communities: Art on the Northside

The Northside and Westside neighborhoods are Missoula’s oldest communities and have been home to many of the City’s working class families for over a century. Once thriving from the railroad and related industries the neighborhood has been hit by a series of economic hardships. Numerous factories have closed forever (some leaving a State Superfund Site […]

PromCommon: VonCommon Studio’s Triumphant Return

Bust out your taffetta, your ill fitting tuxedo, and your corasages because it’s Prom time at VonCommon Studios. The artist collective, formerly located downtown on Main Street, has taken a hiatus to move into a bigger, better studio. The Grand ReOpening of VonCommon Studios will happen this Saturday at their new warehouse location on Wyoming […]

Rebuilding Our Economy – With Paint & Violins

You may have noticed an underlying – occassionally blatant – theme in this blog: The arts are good for business. It’s a message the Missoula Cultural Council is trying to spread. We all know the cultural value of having an arts rich community. We love living in a place where on a given weekend we […]

Business & Arts: First Friday Bhavana

If you ever been to Bhavana, it’s easy to see why owners Tommy Petersen and Kim Richardson are committed to First Friday events. The monthly art walk fits right in line with Kim and Tommy’s goals. The store itself has been meticulously designed, yet comes off effortless and welcoming – something you look for in […]