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Missoula's Weekly Art & Culture News

APRIL 25, 2016


The end of April is near, but have no fear! There's so much to do in Missoula this week. Here's what's happening at Missoula Cultural Council...

  • MCC is participating next week, May 3, in Give LOCAL Missoula, an annual day of giving for our local non-profits. Please consider giving a $10+ donation to help keep our train on the tracks! Also, consider supporting one of the many great organizations in Missoula.
  • We are seeking 2-D or 3-D artists to display their works in our downtown office May 31-June 28. Proposals are due May 6, and the selected artist will be notified by May 13. We will host an opening reception on First Friday, June 3, from 5 - 8 PM for the chosen artist. We are located at 327 E. Broadway, downtown Missoula. Visit the bottom of our homepage  for more details in the "Call for Artists" section, titled First Friday at MCC.

Thank you for your continued support of Missoula Cultural Council. Have a great week!


Local Missoula Art & Culture News

UM Composers Showcase


On Monday, April 25, join the UM School of Music for the UM Composers Showcase.

  • Artist Lecture, 10 AM, UM Music Recital Hall
  • Composers Showcase, 2:10 PM, UM Music Recital Hall
  • Composers Showcase, 7:30 PM, UM Music Recital Hall

For more information, visit the School of Music website, call 243-6880, or send an email


Celebrate Islam Dinner & Discussion


For Celebrate Islam Week, attend a Dinner & Discussion Monday, April 25, at 5 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (202 Brooks St.) Catered by India Curry House. Tickets cost $10. To reserve a seat, send an email. For more information, email Chelsey Porter.




Fact & Fiction Book Reading


On Wednesday April 27 at 7 PM, come listen to Ken Ilgunas read from his book, Trespassing Across America. The reading takes place at Fact & Fiction in downtown Missoula.


Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves-both physically and mentally.



UM Presents Romeo & Juliet 

The University of Montana is pleased to present Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved plays. Romeo and Juliet runs in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus April 27 - 30 and May 3 - 7.

 For tickets to Romeo and Juliet, call the UMArts Box Office at 243-4581, Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or order tickets online!


MCT Presents Mary Poppins



The Missoula Community Theatre is taking you and your family to new heights with Mary Poppins.  Bring the whole family to enjoy this musical favorite which runs April 28 - May 1, May 4 - 8 and 11 - 15.  (Thursday, April 28 is MCT Premiere Night).

Tickets to see your favorite flying nanny are flying out of the box office, so get yours today at  Call 728-7529 for more information.


UM Spring Lecture Series This Week


On Wednesday, April 27, come listen to American delegates from the 2016 Sports United Professional Exchange Program in Laos: "Sports Diplomacy: Engaging Youth Across Nations." 


A special offering of the U.S. Department of State's Sports United Initiative to Laos. This lecture will take place from 12:10 - 1 PM in the University Center, Room 330, at the University of Montana. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Missoula College Culinary Arts Students to Host Annual Capstone Dinner


Students in the Culinary Arts Program at Missoula College of the University of Montana will host their annual Capstone Dinner on Saturday, April 30, at Missoula College, located at 909 South Ave. The event, which is open to the public, will begin with a reception at 5 PM followed by dinner at 6 PM.


This year, students pay homage to the food and wine of the Provencal region of France and have crafted a menu titled "Voilá: a Culinary Journey of Coastal Mediterranean France."


The dinner will feature classic dishes such as fresh shucked oysters, terrines, canapes, salade nicoise and roasted guineafowl with ratatouille. The dessert will be an interpretation of the classic napoleon. Each course will be paired with wine. Throughout the evening there will be live music by Doctor Doctor, and a live and a silent auction will be held. 


Students are seeking both monetary and silent auction donations. Interested donors or participants can call Susan Graham, Missoula College cashier, at 243-7870 or email. For events, visit their Facebook page.


USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships


Mismo Gymnastics, in partnership with the Adams Center, the Tourism and Business Improvement District, and the Sports Commission, is hosting the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships in Missoula, April 29 through May 1. Held at the University of Montana Adams Center, the meet, featuring over 450 of the top Level 9 athletes in the country, is the highest level gymnastics competition ever to be in Montana. 24 states, all part of western half of the United States, will be represented at the meet.


The event is expected to attract a delegation of over 1,400 athletes, coaches, and families, and will bring over $1.3 million to the Missoula community. Community members are encouraged to come support these incredible athletes over the weekend. Tickets are available to purchase through GrizTix. Day and full weekend passes are available. The event will feature amenities such as apparel sales, concessions, and more.

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Events To Look Forward To...

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on National Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library




The University of Montana, recently named Montana's host for the "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio exhibition will be on display in the Montana Museum of Art and Culture and open to the public May 9 - 31.


The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare's fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare's plays. Without it, we would not have 18 of those plays, including "Macbeth," "Julius Caesar," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest" and "Antony and Cleopatra."


"We are thrilled we will be able to showcase the folio on campus in May 2016," said Julie Biando Edwards, an associate professor at the Mansfield Library. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the community. We're especially pleased that parents and families visiting for graduation will be able to see it." The MMAC will be the only location in Montana to display the folio during its tour around the country.


UM and its partners will offer related programming while the First Folio is on campus. A current schedule is available online by clicking here.


MCT's Biennial Rummage Sale


Every two years, MCT, Inc. throws open the cupboards, clears the basement shelves and offers up everything from one-of-a-kind costumes to hand-crafted treasures during the MCT Rummage Sale! The 2016 sale takes place Friday, May 6 from 12 - 5 PM and Saturday, May 7, from 8 AM - 12 PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts (200 N. Adams St.) The public is invited to use the Lobby entrance and make their way to the third floor via the stairs or elevator to shop 'til they drop.


At the MCT Rummage Sale, there is always a huge and eclectic variety of goods from vintage clothing and unique costumes in children and adult sizes, furniture pieces, jewelry, musical instruments, fabric remnants, wild and crazy props, decorations and much, much more. Need a table saw, a wig, or perhaps an artificial plant? You might just find them at MCT, along with bangles and bottles and boxes of bows. Come do your shopping so everything goes!!!


Many items have been reused, recycled and repurposed here at MCT, so it's time they find a new home! Bring your dollars, your quarters, your creative the MCT Garage Sales, there are hundreds of finds! In keeping with a traditional garage sale, cash is preferred, but checks will be accepted. No credit cards, please. 


Gifts of Song Concert


Enjoy an afternoon spring concert with The Montana A Cappella Society on Sunday May 8 at 3 PM in the Corvallis Methodist Church. The whole family is invited to a very special concert on Mother's Day.  The concert, Gifts of Song, will feature many favorite tunes as well as a selection of delightful contemporary songs and is sure to have something to please everyone.


So if you are a mom, know a mom or have a mom come enjoy the afternoon with- Gifts of Song!

Be sure to join us for homemade cookies and refreshments after the concert.


The concert supports H.E.A.R.T. Ministries with a free will donation. H.E.A.R.T (Hamilton Emergency Assistance Response Team) is a local nonprofit, their stated mission statement: "H.E.A.R.T.exists to respond first to law enforcement, volunteer fire personnel, other emergency personnel and health care providers. Second, the response is to the victims, family members, and observers of a tragedy situation who may be adversely affected by the crisis." H.E.A.R.T. Ministries founded Shepherd's House- a residential, transitional, sober-living home for women located in Hamilton.


5th Annual Doggie Dash Fun Run


Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 5th annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sunday, May 15, at Silver Park (900 Cregg Lane).  The pet expo is from 11 AM to 2 PM, the 1-mile and 5k races start at 11 AM.


The Doggie Dash Expo features an agility course, groomers, trainers, dog walkers, boarders, pet retailers, veterinarians and much more.  Browse a variety of pet services and gear, and meet featured pets up for adoption from local shelters. The expo is free, but donations to Missoula Animal Control are greatly appreciated.


Runners and walkers may enter one or both races; all paid racers receive a Doggie Dash t-shirt.  Kids 10 and under may race for free, but must pre-register.  Register for the 1-mile and/or 5k race by May 1 for the lowest entry fees-$20 per person.  Race registration from May 2 to May 15 is $25. 


All dogs must be leashed.  Proceeds benefit homeless pets at Missoula Animal Control. To register, visit or phone 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park.  A printable registration form is available at  

Gallery Highlights




Keep up-to-date on Missoula's gallery scene at MCC's online gallery guide!



Missoula Art Museum

Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies

April 1 - August 13

Holly Andres: The Homecoming

April 8 - August 20

Frank Stella: Henry Garden

April 18 - August 20

Hellgate's Finest Fine Art 2016

March 29 - May 26

Larry Thomas: Ammophilia

March 4 - July 23

Gesine Janzen: Floodplains

February 19 - June 25

Gennie DeWeese: The Process of Painting

February 12 - May 21

Modernist Ceramics from MAM's Permanent Collection 

February 19 - May 21

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM


Zootown Arts Community Center

Last Best Printfest  | Month of April

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday

11 AM - 6 PM


E3 Convergence Gallery

Ivette Kjelsrud: My Inner World  | April 1 - 30

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 5:30 - 8 PM

Saturday 12 - 6 PM


Radius Gallery

Surface + Substance: Intersections in Clay

April 22 - June 11

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday

11 AM - 6 PM

Gallery 709

Nancy Seiler: New Acrylics

Month of April

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturdays 10 AM to 3 PM


Berkshire Hathaway MT Properties

Traffic Signal Box Gallery Show

Month of April


Bathing Beauties Beads

5th Annual Bead Challenge: Year of the Woodland Creature

Month of April | Cast your vote!


Brink Gallery

group de brink: bye  | Month of April

Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday

10 AM - 3 PM




Surface & Substance: Intersections in Clay at Radius Gallery


This spring Radius Gallery is holding its first all-ceramic arts show, Surface & Substance: Intersections in Clay. Many thanks go to Adrian Arleo and Julia Galloway for their curatorial guidance. The exhibit features sculptural and functional ceramic works by 11 exquisite artists from across the state. The exhibition will be on display April 22 - June 11. Radius is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am- 6 pm. For more information check out our website or call us at 406-541-7070.




Holly Andres: The Homecoming at MAM


The Missoula Art Museum is honored to share this exhibit by Portland, OR photographer Holly Andres. Displayed in MAM's stately Carnegie Gallery, Holly Andres: The Homecoming features photographs selected from three large and several smaller suites of photographs.


Missoulians will have several opportunities to meet and interact with Andres thanks to a week-long residency during which she will create a commissioned piece for the museum's collection thanks to a generous grant from the Pleiades Foundation. In addition, MAM is partnering with the University of Montana School of Art to present a Distinguished Artist Lecture by Andres in conjunction with the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund. Andres will be a School of Art visiting artist concurrent to the MAM residency. Andres feels a special affinity to her alma mater; under the guidance of various UM art professors she developed her lifelong commitment to art.


Exhibition:  April 8 - August 20

Distinguished Artist Lecture:  May 3, 7 PM

First Friday:  May 6, 5 - 8 PM

Artist Reception & Gallery Talk:  May 6, 7 PM


MAM is always free admission.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. 

Classes & Workshops



Upcoming Classes at MAM


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Folded Origami Accordion Books with Susie Risho, May 14, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, FREE

Build a colorful handmade book with a series of special folds and hidden images. Susie will share her love of books with you. All family workshops are free of charge and are on a first come, first served basis!


Color Woodcuts for Adults with Gesine Janzen, May 21, 11 AM - 5 PM, $60/65

You will produce color reduction woodcuts from a single block. Using a process that starts with drawing, carving, layering on color, and then printing, you will repeat the cycle, each time carving more away from the block and layering on consecutive colors until the image is complete. This can be a very spontaneous and effective way to build an image.


For information on all museum art classes visit




Upcoming Classes at ZACC


Boys Rock Camp:  Mondays & Wednesdays, April 11 - May 18, 4 - 6 PM

In this camp, boys will build self esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge, and so much more!

Open to boys age 8 through 15. $235 /$225 for members | Registration required


Screen-Printers for Beginners:  Tuesdays, April 19 - May 17, 6 - 8 PM

This dynamic five-week class is the perfect introduction and further discovery into the world of screen-printing! Learn the fundamentals of screening on paper and fabric. All inks, photo emulsion, and some paper included in materials fee.  $115 /$105 for members | Registration required


Dig In! Relief Printing for Beginners:  Mondays starting May 2, 6 - 8 PM

Using wood, tools, our imagination and hands, we will carve our way into discoveries about who we are, where we are, and what is changing in us and our world.  Basic skills such as how to hold and sharpen tools, make marks, amplify the power of black and white, print by hand and press will be covered into this introductory class. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to print at home and at ZACC's community printshop. Materials not included, and estimated at $65 per person. You will be expected to buy and use your own set of carving tools, woodblocks and paper. Materials list given at registration. $125/$115 for Members


Optical Illusion Drawing Class:  May 4, 6 - 8 PM

Students will explore symmetry and 3-point perspective.  Once you know the rules you can alter, flex, and bend them in order to create a dynamic piece art artwork that will capture the viewer's eye and holds it!  Make something that defies all reason and logic! $5 for members


Forts!:  Thursdays, May 5 - June 9, 2:15 - 5 PM

In this exciting unit, YAAP artists will research the many forms of alternative building techniques used around the world.  We will use these inspirations to build forts of all sizes that we can either explore ourselves, gift to fairies or leave for insects!  $90/$80 for Members


Please visit ZACC's website for information about registration.


Upcoming Art Workshops by Nancy Seiler


Nature Journaling Series: Expand your nature journaling skills by exploring different natural history topics. $50 per class (materials list and directions are provided with registration)


Trees:  April 26, 5 - 8 PM

Skies:  April 28, 5 - 8 PM

Color Mixing Greens:  April 30, 1 - 4 PM

Landscapes:  May 3, 5 - 8 PM

Rocks:  May 28, 1 - 4 PM

Lakes & Creeks:  June 4, 1 - 4 PM

Butterflies:  June 23, 5 - 8 PM

Moths:  June 30, 5 - 8 PM

Memorial Day Memory Box Workshop:  

May 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Painting on a Gelli Plate & Monoprinting:

June 11, 1 - 4 PM


Acrylic Extravaganza!

June 18 - 19, 9 AM - 5 PM


Most workshops are located at 330 Brooks Street.  Register online or call 370-1254.


Spring Aikido Intro Class for Beginning Adults


Try the martial art of harmony with an orientation on Saturday afternoon, May 7, followed by four guided basics classes. For more information visit, call 549-8387 or come by the dojo (208 E. Main, Located on the 2nd floor of the historic Union Hall Building). Preregistration required by May 5.


MCT Offers Summer Day Camps for Kids


The Missoula Children's Theatre is ready for summer day camp fun with your Grades 1-12 kids!  Convenient, online registration is now available for Blackbeard The Pirate (June 20-26), The Pied Piper (July 5-10) and The Wiz of The West (July 18-24).  To learn more and enjoy early registration discounts, visit today!

Contests, Calls, and Postings



Open Art Call: Missoula Cultural Council


We are seeking 2-D or 3-D artists to display their works in our downtown office May 31 - June 28. Proposals are due May 6, and the selected artist will be notified by May 13. We will host an opening reception on First Friday, June 3, from 5 - 8 PM for the chosen artist. We are located at 327 E. Broadway, downtown Missoula. Visit the bottom of our homepage for more details in the "Call for Artists" section, titled First Friday at MCC.


Open Art Call:  Missoula Food Bank


Missoula Food Bank is seeking an artist to design a donor recognition art piece to be displayed in a newly constructed building in Missoula. The purpose of this display is to celebrate donors for their contributions to Missoula Food Bank's capital campaign to build the new facility.


The theme of Missoula Food Bank's capital campaign is "1 in 6" - the number of people in Missoula County who used our services in 2015. A media kit is available with MFB's type face, campaign logo, photos and other visual collateral here. Though MFB would like to see submissions reflect the feel and theme of the campaign, literal translations are not required. 


A rendering of the vision of the piece will be unveiled at Out to Lunch and Downtown Tonight in early June, 2016. The piece will be completed no later than December 31, 2016 and will be unveiled at a Grand Opening Ceremony in early 2017 on a date to be determined.


For consideration, artists must submit proposals by May 2. View the art call here.


Open Art Call: Radius Gallery Juried Art Exhibition


2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition 


Radius Gallery invites artists to submit original artwork to its 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be held Jul 30 - Sep 16 in Missoula, Montana. This year's theme is The Changing Moment. 


The exhibit is designed to showcase outstanding 2D and 3D visual fine art by a wide variety of artists. We welcome unexpected interpretations of the show's theme, and hope for submissions that collectively will showcase a range of subjects, styles and media. 


Deadline:May 29, 2016 - Midnight MST 




Public Art Call: Traffic Signal Boxes


The City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Missoula County to apply for a public art project to create art on traffic signal boxes (TSB) located throughout Missoula. The goal of the project is to use local traffic signal boxes as "canvases," greatly enhancing Missoula's visual surroundings.


Proposals are due June 3. Previously painted TSB's can be viewed at the city's website. Past TSB models are on view at Berkshire Hathaway MT Properties through the month of April.


View the application online or email Grace Stopher or Kathi Olson with questions.




Seeking Participants: ZooTown Fringe


Zootown Fringe Festival is thrilled to report this year's dates:  August 16 - 21. Registration begins March 1 ending on June 30.


Zootown Fringe Festival is a unique opportunity to see exciting and entertaining contemporary works in an atmosphere that encourages artists and audiences to take risks.  Unlike curated festivals, the open-access nature of Zootown Fringe Festival creates an opportunity for anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event to be a part of Missoula's fastest growing performing arts festival.  


Last year Zootown Fringe Festival presented over 40 performances over 6 days.  In line with our mission, 100% of box office sales are paid to the artists. Zootown Fringe Festival is proud to be a new member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, an elite group of festival producers which gave back $3.2 million dollars in tickets sales back to artists in 2016.  CAFF member's guiding principals are as follows:

  • Participants will be selected on a non-juried basis, through a first-come, first served process, a lottery, or other method approved by the Association.
  • The audience must have the option to pay a ticket price, 100% of which goes directly to the artists
  • Fringe Festival producers have no control over the artistic content of each performance.  The artistic freedom of the participants is unrestrained.
  • Festivals must provide an easily accessible opportunity for all audiences and all artists to participate in Fringe Festivals.

Visit the Fringe's website for more information on how to register as an artist.




Accepting Submissions: Montana Book Festival


The Montana Book Festival is now receiving submissions for this year's festival in Missoula, September 21 - 25. Visit their website to apply to the festival.


The Montana Book Festival is a celebration of literary arts held each fall in downtown Missoula that seeks to provide a dynamic, evolving forum for literary engagement, as well as to foster literary community and enthusiasm for the written word by among readers of all ages.


Humanities Montana Seeks Program Officer


Humanities Montana, a vibrant statewide nonprofit organization, seeks a program officer to begin June 13 in their Missoula office. The position description and required skills are provided here. Please submit a resume and a detailed letter of application indicating how your training, experience, and talents fit the position description.

Include the names and contact information for at least three references who can speak to your effectiveness in a work place setting.

Regional Art & Culture News



Benefit Concert: George Winston


On Wednesday, May 18, at 7 PM at Bozeman's Emerson Cultural Center's Crawford Theater, renowned pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert in support of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman-based nonprofit organization. This benefit concert will feature George's Summer Show, including spring and summer songs, melodic folk piano songs from his recordings, Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts" pieces, and songs inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition.


Tickets are $20 per person. They can be purchased in advance at Cactus Records (online and in the store) and at the door. George Winston will also be holding a food drive for the Gallatin County Food Bank before the concert.  Non-perishable food will be collected at the door.


For more information about the May 18 benefit concert in Bozeman, please call Hopa Mountain at 586-2455 or email.


Crown Guitar Workshop Scholarship Available


The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (COCGF) scholarship applications are due on Tuesday, May 31 to attend the seventh annual Crown Guitar Workshop held on August 28 - Sept. 4. Students, teachers and performers of all ages who reside in Flathead, Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Ravalli counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The workshop will be held at Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT. Please call 855-855-5900 for more information, or click here to visit online.

Art News in the News



Prince Loved Ballet. Here's Why Misty Copeland, the Joffrey Ballet & Their Fans Love Him Back.


The ballet world has had no better superstar friend than Prince, who gave the art form money, celebrity and irresistibly danceable music-and treated it with respect.


Read on at The Washington Post....




Construction on new Missoula Art Park downtown set for July


If all goes according to plan, construction is set to begin this summer on a $683,000 art park in downtown Missoula that will feature large sculptures, contemporary lighting, bench seating, a restroom and new trees.


The Missoula Art Park will be 8,000 square feet of public space that will give tourists a unique spot to relax and provide artists with a venue for large-scale outdoor works and education. Read on at the Missoulian...




The Global Search for Education: More Materials for the Arts


Materials for the Arts is one of those organizations you look at and say to yourself -it's so obvious - collect surplus materials from businesses and individuals and redistribute them to nonprofits with ongoing arts programming and schools - why doesn't every community have a recycling program like this one? Read on at Huffington Post...




2 Art Worlds: Flush MoMA, Struggling Met


The diverging fortunes of the New York City museums illustrate the current state of the art community, which is dominated by Modern and contemporary art...  Read on at New York Times

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Missoula Cultural Council serves as a resource for the coordination, development and support of art and culture for the benefit of the Missoula community, with the goals of: 

  • Advocating for public and private support of the arts and cultural activities.
  • Encouraging collaborative efforts among local arts organizations.
  • Educating community leaders and policy makers about the economic benefits of the arts.
  • Celebrating the value of diverse cultures and helping our community understand its place in the world.

Press releases for upcoming events may be sent to






Membership at Missoula Cultural Council


When you become a member of the Missoula Cultural Council, you support all of our wonderful events and our creative community. As a member, you demonstrate a shared commitment to our mission. Most importantly, your contribution helps to ensure the future of the arts in our community. Whether you share a passion for the performing arts, visual arts, or the humanities, the Missoula Cultural Council has it all. But we can't do it without your help. Join us today!


The da Vinci

City of Missoula

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation


The Beethoven

Southgate Mall



The Rembrandt

Missoula Parking Commission

Montana Arts Council


Missoula Federal Credit Union

Gallagher Western Montana Charitable Foundation

Charles Engelhard Foundation


The Rudolf Nureyev

Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center

University of Montana

First Security Bank

Good Food Store


Montana Cultural Trust



Kay Cassens

Community Medical Center


Phil Hamilton & Janet Whaley

Sun Mountain Sports

Max & Betty Swanson Foundation

L.E.A.W. Family Foundation

PayneWest Insurance


The Beverly Sills

A&E Architects

Fact & Fiction

Northwestern Energy

Bayern Brewing

First Interstate Bank

Roemer's Tire Factory

Beaudette Consulting Engineers


Western Montana Clinic


The Mark Twain

Bernice's Bakery

Boone Karlberg

Cathy Capps & Tom Rickard

Dye & Moe

First Montana Bank

Headwaters Printing

Muralt Family Foundation

Montana Ace Hardware

Nutritional Laboratories

Republic Services of Montana

Sirius Construction

Zip Beverage

The Louis Armstrong

4 Ravens Gallery

Brink Gallery

e3 Convergence Gallery

Hide & Sole

Doug & Caryl Klein

MCT, Inc.

Missoula Children's Theatre

Missoula Community Theatre

Missoula Writing Collaborative

Monte Dolack Gallery

Nancy Seiler Studio & Gallery

UM Gallery of Visual Arts

A Carousel for Missoula

The Artists' Shop

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Flaherty Financial Services

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

L.A. Design & Pirnie Art Showroom

Missoula Downtown Partnership

Montana Art & Framing

Cherie Newman

String Orchestra of the Rockies

Jim & Marci Valeo

Barney Jette Jewelry

Dana Gallery


Humanities Montana

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

Missoula Economic Partnership

Montana Public Radio

Montana PBS

Opportunity Resources

Terrazas Law Offices

Zootown Arts Community Center

Boyle, Deveny, & Meyer

Doc's Sandwich Shop

Mark Heyka

International Choral Festival

Missoula Art Museum

Missoula Independent

Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Portico Real Estate

The Bookstore at UM

Missoula Cultural Council Board & Staff


Frankie Flaherty


Vice President

Greg Boris


Immediate Past President

Pam Walzer



Micki Frederikson



Gwen Landquist

Board of Directors

Laura Bovard

John Combs

Greg Johnson

Greg Nemoff

Katie Patten

Inay Todd

Jacque Walawander



Tom Bensen  |  Executive Director

Matt Anglen  |  Program Director

Grace Stopher  |  Public Art Coordinator


Missoula Cultural Council | 327 E. Broadway | P.O. Box 7662 | Missoula, MT | 59807

406.541.0860 |

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