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 keeping track of it all. We are here to help!

Often, visitors and even locals are confused about where exactly First Friday is and who is in charge. Truth is – no one is in charge! ARTS Missoula helps to advocate for First Fridays and get the word out to the public regarding show openings and events. However, we do not orchestrate the evening. First Fridays happen through the dedication of artists, downtown businesses, galleries, museums, etc. – and their drive to draw audiences to their event. This structure allows for a ton of flexibility and freedom, but can also cause confusion as to where you should look if you are interested in participating in First Friday!

Recently, many Missoula non-profits, galleries, museums, venues, etc. have joined together to begin adding events to ONE calendar. Linked HERE! Of course, not everyone is using this to post events. But, there are a good number of organizations that are consistently using it [including Missoula Art Museum, Clay Studio of Missoula, Radius Gallery, etc.]. Plain & Simple, our advice is: if you are interested in participating in First Friday in any way (artist, venue, gallery, art-viewer, visitor, etc.) please go to This Website! This site allows for galleries to post their events and for art-viewers to view an accurate schedule of events for the evening. This website is what we use to populate our First Friday eNewsletter AND our Gallery Guide on our website. This website and the ARTS Missoula Gallery Guide on our website are the SAME resource. They are automatically populated by each other. See links below:

ARTS Missoula Gallery Guide

Missoula Events Website

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or need help with navigating. The goal is for First Friday to be fun, easy and accessible to all!


Call: (406)-541-0860