• Call to Artists

    Call to Artists

    First Night Missoula wants you! We are looking to host your creative projects, performances, and bands. Sign up at the link below!

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  • New Zealand Day

    New Zealand Day

    Join us for a day of all ages rugby as we celebrate our Sister City Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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  • Montana Book Festival

    Montana Book Festival

    Happening September 21 through 25 in venues across Missoula, the Montana Book Festival is a celebration of Montana’s great literary heritage. Follow the link below to learn more about this year’s events.

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  • SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

    SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

    A collective impact project bringing arts education, arts enhancement, and arts integration to every student in the Missoula County Public School system K-8.

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  • Missoula Gallery Guide

    Missoula Gallery Guide

    Check out all the art happenings throughout Missoula in one convenient spot. Updated monthly to keep you up to date on the latest exhibits.

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The Missoula Cultural Council was formed in February 1991 as the result of a two year public planning process. A written report, The Fabric of Missoula, provided the basis for the formation of Missoula Cultural Council as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The first of its kind in Montana, the Missoula Cultural Council is a local arts agency as defined by the National Endowment for the Arts. Soon after its formation, Missoula Cultural Council was designated an official cultural agency for Missoula County and the City of Missoula. Today, the Missoula Cultural Council supports and promotes a wide range of cultural Missoula events, including First Night Missoula, Last Best Solstice, First Friday Missoula, as well as hosts online Missoula art galleries, Missoula museum and Missoula events directories.

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Artists & Resources

Looking for a musician for your event? Want to learn how to Salsa dance? Need a venue for your performance? Want to host a First Friday Missoula, but don’t have an artist? Whatever the need, the Missoula Cultural Council Artist Directory has got you covered. Listings for individuals and organizations specializing in the visual and performing arts as well as the humanities can be found here. Artists can also find a host of resources here, including links to granting organizations and other support systems for Missoula Artists.

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Support Missoula Culture! Become a Member

Whether you share a passion for the performing arts, visual arts, the humanities or events like First Night Missoula, the Missoula Cultural Council’s mission serves it all. But we couldn’t promote Missoula culture and Missoula arts without your help. Don’t hesitate to become a part of our creative community. Join the Missoula Cultural Council today and help our programs grow!

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Calendar of Missoula Events

Provided by MissoulaEvents.net, the Missoula Cultural Council hosts a community calendar of Missoula events tailor-made for arts and culture lovers. Find out what’s going on in your community, or submit your own event and we’ll help you promote it through our Missoula events calendar.

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Call for Artists

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. Dimensions of the TSB are generally 56” H x 44” W x 26” D. Art should cover all exposed sides and top of the box. In addition, artists are required to paint the concrete bases in a solid color or colors complimentary to the design. Bases measure approximately 24” H x 44” W x 26” D. Designs should take into consideration that TSB will be visible for short glimpses by passing vehicles and some will have more pedestrian traffic than others.

This year, the committee acquired funding to commission FIVE artists/artist groups to create art on FIVE local traffic signal boxes. The locations include:

1. Reserve St. and I-90 Interchange*
2. Reserve St. and South Avenue*
3. Reserve St. and Mount Avenue*
4. Reserve St. and Kent Avenue*
5. Brooks St. and Dore Lane

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Questions? Contact Grace or Kathi
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

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June 3, 2016 | First Friday & Month Long Exhibition

The Missoula Cultural Council is seeking 2-D or 3-D artists residing in Missoula County 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.

Artists may propose a solo or collaborative show. 2-D work must be ready to hang on a wall (framed work must have wire on the back). We have limited shelving for 3-D work, and it must be free-standing. The Missoula Cultural Council will help install the work on May 31. The Missoula Cultural Council can also work with the artist to produce a digital promotional package and press release for the First Friday event. Print promotional materials will not be provided by MCC. Artist will receive 100% sale if any artwork is sold while on display at Missoula Cultural Council. Please send the following in order for your proposal to be considered:

- Digital images of work
- Description of the work with thumbnails (include size, title, medium, date completed, price if for sale)
- Artist statement and/or biography
- Artist resume
- Link to website, if applicable

All proposals can be e-mailed to Grace Stopher. If you have any questions about this art call, please contact Grace or Matt at 406-541-0860.

Deadline: May 6
Notifications: May 13

Do you need artists for an upcoming show or project? Submit your call for art at the link below and we'll help get the word out. Include a brief description, links to applications or contact info, and the deadline.