• Call to Artists!

    Call to Artists!

    We’re gearing up for our third annual Last Best Solstice: Art on the River and we need you! Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply to be a part of this all day art festival and auction.

  • First Friday – April 4, 2014

    First Friday – April 4, 2014

    Make the most of First Friday with our Gallery Guide! Find First Friday shows, month long exhibitions and other cultural events.

    Gallery Guide
  • Artist Directory

    Artist Directory

    Get noticed with our brand new artist directory. Sign up for free and let us help you get your name out there.

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The Missoula Cultural Council (MCC) 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 MCC as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is a local arts agency -- the first in Montana -- as defined by the National Endowment for the Arts. Soon after its formation, MCC was designated as an official cultural agency for Missoula County and the City of Missoula.

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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, but don’t have an artist? Whatever the need, the MCC 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 including links to granting organizations and other support systems in Missoula.

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Support Culture! Become a Member

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

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Calendar of Events

Provided by MissoulaEvents.Net, the MCC hosts a community calendar tailor made for the arts and culture lover. Find out what’s going on in your community, or submit your own event and we’ll help you promote it.

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Your complete source for art exhibits happening around Missoula. Updated monthly, the Gallery Guide contains information about art shows and exhibits happening in museums, galleries and other locations throughout Missoula. Complete with First Friday reception information and now available in a mobile friendly format, the Gallery Guide is the perfect companion for a night out in Missoula. All listings are free to artists and organizations. Sponsorship of the printed and web guide are available at only $150 for one month.

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A New Year’s Eve celebration of art and culture. Each year the MCC puts together anywhere from 80 to 100 performing artists for a festival that spans 12 hours and as many as 30 venues throughout Missoula. Originally from Boston, First Night began as an alcohol free, family friendly alternative for New Year’s Eve. First Night Missoula offers a wide range of performances of dance, theatre, music and art in every genre. We are currently accepting applications for this year's festival. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2014.

First Night 2015 Application
Preparations are currently underway for this year's Last Best Solstice: Art on the River, an annual festival celebrating Missoula's visual artists. More information to come on how you can get involved.
The MCC is dedicated to connecting art, culture, and community through education, advocacy, and celebration. Each year we bring you unique events to celebrate our creativity. We do our best to keep you informed of issues facing the arts community, as well as events and exhibits happening throughout Missoula. We work with local government and national organizations to ensure the future of the arts in Missoula. And we couldn't do it without your support. Countless Missoulians lend their time, effort, and resources to help us in reaching our goals. Join our creative community and consider becoming a member of the Missoula Cultural Council.

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