• First Night Missoula 2015

    First Night Missoula 2015

    Follow the link for the only New Year’s Eve plans you’ll need to make. With over 80 performances running all day and all throughout Missoula including many family friendly activities, and admission only $15, First Night Missoula is your best bet for New Year’s Eve. Follow the link for a complete schedule and to get your admission buttons.

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  • First Night Spotlight

    First Night Spotlight

    First Night Spotlight, Missoula’s most popular youth singing competition, will take place at 8 pm at the Wilma Theater on New Year’s Eve. Preliminary rounds have already taken place and a number of talented youth will take the stage to compete in this year’s event. Buy tickets and learn more about the competition at the link below.

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  • 10:15 pm @ the Dennison Theater

    10:15 pm @ the Dennison Theater

    Tom Catmull’s latest project, Radio Static is this year’s featured artist for First Night Missoula. Learn more about Radio Static and the other 80 performing acts happening on New Year’s Eve!

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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

American Made Tattoo

American Made Tattoo is developing a gallery for monthly featured artists and first Friday art openings. Our calendar is open from January to June 2015. If your interested in showing please contact Corey Grace via facebook or call 406-721-3830.

Contact on Facebook or Call 406-721-3830

Guild Gallery

Guild Gallery is seeking artists to showcase their sophisticated work at our location. Home of your local Guild Mortgage Company since 2011, they feature 1,868 square feet of beautiful wall space in the historic Lambros Center at the south end of the Hip Strip. Artists should submit photos or link to portfolio and have enough work (or a collaborative partner) to fill the space. Art will be hung prior to First Friday and remain hung for the month.

Please email art curator Genevieve King for more information.

Loft of Missoula

The Loft of Missoula is proud to showcase some of Western Montana's most brilliant artists in a venue that is unparalleled in its beauty, functionality and versatility.

We have over 2700 square feet of space so artists must have enough art to fill the space (roughly 20-25 pieces depending on size), or have another artist to collaborate with. Art will be hung prior to the First Friday showcase and will remain hung for the month.

We have spots open in 2015 so email art curator Genevieve King soon as spots will not last!

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.