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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 […]

ARTS Missoula Awards Nominations

Happy New Year everyone! 2018 has officially arrived and ARTS Missoula is thrilled to now be focusing our attention on this year’s annual ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch. Established in 1999, the Arts Missoula Arts and Culture Awards demonstrate the importance of the arts as they relate to Missoula’s quality of life by honoring those who have […]

First Night Missoula 2018 Updates

First Night Missoula 2018 Updates The ARTS Missoula office is in full swing preparing for First Night Missoula 2018! We have TONS of exciting performances lined up for the entire Missoula Community on New Year’s Eve. Events include: Burning Mini Van, Caroline Keys & the Lanesplitters, First Night Spotlight, Soft Landing Music & Dance Showcase, […]

First Night Spotlight Auditions

COMING SOON First Night Spotlight Auditions This year’s First Night, New Years Eve celebration is right around the corner! ARTS Missoula Staff is hard at work planning events and coordinating details for December 31st, 2017. One of our main shows, First Night Spotlight, is in the works for this year and AUDITIONS ARE SOON! Auditions will take […]

First Friday Event Resource

First Friday Event Resource Hello Missoulians! Are you a business owner looking to advertise for your First Friday event? Are you a local looking for an accurate schedule for an upcoming First Friday? You’re in the right place! With so many art activities happening in Missoula all the time, we understand it can get overwhelming […]

Missoula Arts Connection

Missoula Arts Connection Wednesday, August 23rd Missoula Arts Connection was a small get-together that occurred last month.  This public gathering was an opportunity for the art community of Missoula, and anyone interested in the arts, to come together and discuss what our destination, Missoula, means in the larger picture. Missoula has truly become an “Arts […]

ARTS Missoula

As of September 1, 2016, the Missoula Cultural Council will officially change its organization name to Arts Missoula. The name change was approved earlier this summer by the organization’s Board of Directors. “Our new name more accurately reflects who we are and what we do,” said executive director Tom Bensen. “This organization is dedicated to […]

Spotlight: VonCommon Studios

Nestled in an unsuspecting corner at Wyoming and Johnson streets, you may notice a little door in a string of warehouses with a blue sandwich board nearby, ushering you inside to VonCommon Studios. You’re standing in Missoula’s distinct artist collective, VonCommon, which was founded in 2010 as a place for local artists to have affordable […]

Building a Thriving Missoula: Creating A Sense of Place with Art

The City of Missoula is currently engaged in developing a growth plan – known as Our Missoula. The plan, as you would expect a city wide plan to do, encompasses nearly every aspect of life in Missoula. What we at the Missoula Cultural Council are most excited about however, is the attention being paid to […]

Zootown Fringe: Keeping Missoula Weird One Festival at a Time

Right now the Zootown Fringe Festival is in full swing. With over 60 performances and art instillations scheduled throughout Missoula and through the weekend, this is the summer’s biggest art event. And it is completely unjuried and uncensored. Anyone with an idea and an application can stage whatever they want for this festival. It’s a […]