We are a non-profit organization that promotes the Francophone language and culture in our community. We offer language classes and sponsor events that represent all French speaking countries.
Alpine Artisans is a group of over 150 artists and supporters of the arts dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in the Seeley/Swan/Blackfoot Valleys. Alpine Artisans sponsors the annual Loon and Fish Festival Memorial Day weekend, Open Book Club book readings and signings throughout the year, a year-round self-guided Tour of the Arts featuring open studios, Two Valleys Stage performing arts series, arts education outreach activities, and numerous other cultural events throughout the year.
Martha Powers Swanson
P.O. Box 841
Seeley Lake, MT
Art Appraisals provide professional and confidential art appraisal documents for private clients, legal services, insurance companies, museums and institutions in Missoula and throughout Missoula. All appraisal report documents are written to both the standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and The Appraisal Foundation.
Art Associates of Missoula
A nonprofit corporation serves as a fundraising service and support group to benefit the Missoula Art Museum. We offer memberships, workshops, programs, give financial scholarships to art students at the University of Montana, promote and stimulate interest in the visual arts throughout Missoula County with a special emphasis on the Fifth Grade Art Experience.
Programs are held every third Wed. at 10 a.m. Sept. through May, usually at the MAM in the Art Associates of Missoula Educ. Center Classroom.
P.O. Box 1678
Missoula, MT 59806
Susie Risho 549-0752
Contact for the Fifth Grade Art Experience:
Kim Birck 406-543-4452
Attitudinal Healing and the Arts Inc.
Provides Attitudinal Healing support groups at no charge, and workshops
and retreats in the areas of attitudinal healing, the arts, and their
relationship to each other on a fee basis. Participants discover how
to let go of fear, conflict and feelings of isolation, and choose instead
peace and love.
Daniel Comstock, DMA, director. 406-728-6501.
The Clay Studio
1106 Hawthorne, Unit A
Missoula, MT 59802
The Clay Studio of Missoula (CSoM) is a nonprofit community center for the ceramic arts. Our organization’s goal is to provide the general public with affordable access to high-quality ceramic art instruction. We strive to fulfill this goal by: 1) offering a wide array of ceramics classes and workshops to adults and children of all levels of skill; 2) providing local ceramicists with inexpensive access to studio space and professional quality equipment; 3) hosting resident artists from across the country who are able to share their ideas, experiences, and techniques with our students; and 4) holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary ceramic works in our studio gallery.
College Music Society
The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.
A women’s chorus that sings an international repertoire of songs of peace, hope and justice. The only requirement is an ear for music; previous choral experience is not necessary. The group performs at various private and public events as well as its own concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday, 7-8:30 PM
102 McLeod Ave. in Missoula.
Contact Michel, 406-543-6443, or
The Crystal Theatre
515 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, 59801.
Performance, film and special events venue available for rent.
Contact Brae Bullard at 406-327-1515.
The mission of DalyJazz is to present a monthly venue to hear the best in jazz and creative performance in a small setting. Geographically improbable, DalyJazz was founded on the premise that a private, non-commercial venue could offer jazz musicians a welcome sanctuary, and in turn provide an ideal habitat for a community of listeners. Musicians and music come first at DalyJazz. If musicians are relaxed, delighted and inspired - more likely than not - you will be, too. Come hear for yourself!
DancingFlix.com has a rental library of hundreds of dance DVDs available to customers in online subscription packages. We specialize in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Street but also carry all other genres (instructional and performance).
We are both a gallery and a museum--a great resource for dancers and teachers looking for inspiration, education and entertainment.
117 Apple House Ln.
Downtown Dance Collective
The mission of Downtown Dance Collective is to make dance available to everyone of any social or economic status, age, gener or artistic or cultural background. All styles, at varying levels for the artist to the non-dancer alike. The DDC is an atmosphere in which students and instructors have artistic choices, share in the artistic process, and learn the value of artistic expression. We 1) provide resources for emerging artists in the community to grow and nurture their dreams; 2) bring in artists and companies from around the globe to inspire and educate; and 3) provide a venue for informal performances and activities.
121 West Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Fact & Fiction
First Friday Gallery Night
On the first Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, galleries and museums in downtown Missoula host First Friday Gallery Night--an opportunity for all to enjoy new art exhibits, to socialize with artists and gallery owners, and to experience the energy of a lively downtown Missoula evening. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments create a wonderful experience for both tourists and residents, and several downtown restaurants offer menus of locally-grown foods.
First Friday Info
First Night Missoula
A community New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts, produced by the Missoula Cultural Council, featuring hundreds of performing, visual and literary artists. Missoula’s theaters, schools, dance halls, churches and businesses are transformed into showcases for the diverse talents of Montana’s artistic, ethnic and cultural communities. First Night is alcohol and drug free.
1121 E. Broadway, suite 106
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT, 59807
Five Valley Chorus of the Sweet Adelines International
Local chapter of the international, nonprofit organization for women
who sing four-part barbershop harmony. The 55 member Missoula chapter
practices and performs throughout the year. Rehearsals are Tuesdays,
7-9:30 PM at the First Baptist Church, Woody and pine streets.
Call Corrin Magruder at 406-549-5868 or
Peg McDaniel at 406-543-4956 or
e-mail Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groundswell Media Productions
Groundswell Media Productions, located in Missoula, Montana, offers affordable, custom website creation. We specialize in design services for entrepreneurs, artist, musicians, small business, startups, and non-profits which want to create a competitive edge in the Internet market.
In addition to web design we offer various media design services
* logo and graphic art design,
* scanning photos and slides,
* CD and DVD Duplication and
* video and audio transferal to the web,
* VHS to DVD transferal
P.O. Box 8225
Missoula, MT 59807
Headwaters Dance Co.
A professional, modern dance, repertory, touring company based in Missoula.
We present work by choreographers from all over the country, as well
as creating our own. We tour throughout the Northwest offering evening
performances and educational and community outreach.
Artistic director: Amy Ragsdale.
For bookings: the Kristin Lee Agency
Heaven’s Harmony Children’s Music
311 Brantly Hall, UM
Missoula, MT, 59801
Humanities Montana is Montana’s nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Montana Center for the Book is the state’s affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Both sponsor the Montana Festival of the Book.
International Choral Festival
Since 1987 the International Choral Festival has presented to Missoula some of the finest choirs in the world during a summer week of concerts at downtown venues. Friendships bridging continents are established through home stays with local families. The eighth International Choral Festival is scheduled for July 15-18, 2009.
International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festival
Open: M-F, 9am-5pm and weekends for special events at the historic Roxy Theater in the heart of downtown. We feature award-winning wildlife, cultural, and environmental films from around the world, as well as special wildlife programs, film & video workshops for all ages through our Montana Film Academy & a unique wildlife gift shop. We also host two annual international film festivals, the International Wildlife Film Festival every spring and Montana CINE International Film Festival in the fall.
K. Ross Toole Archives, Mansfield Library
University of Montana
Missoula, MT, 59801
Adult piano lessons to learn to play for fun and relaxation.
Call Gary Bowman at Morgenroth Music for more details and session times.
Lively Times was created in 1993 by co-publishers Susan Bearse and Kristi Niemeyer. Each month Lively Times gathers information, sells ads and constructs the most comprehensive arts and entertainment paper in the state - all from their nifty headquarters near the tiny town of Charlo. Lively Times strives to connect Montana's thriving arts & entertainment community.
Using the arts and nature to support healing.
MCT Center for the Performing Arts
425 E. Broadway
Missoula, MT, 59801
Home to the largest touring children’s theatre program in the nation, visiting nearly 1,000 communities worldwide. A full season of outstanding Community Theatre, local children’s productions, and a performing arts summer camp on Flathead Lake, attended by over 200 of the most talented young people from around the world.
Missoula Calligraphers Guild
Missoula City Band
Rehearsals each Monday evening 7-9 PM Sentinel High School Band Room,
901 South Ave West. Gigs each Wednesday 8-9 PM at the Bonner Band Shell,
corner of Ronald and Hastings Avenues. Participation is open to all
adult music makers and selected high schools students by recommendation
Please contact 728-2400 Ext 7041.
Your comments, suggestions and ideas are encouraged.
City Band Hotline 728-2400 ext. 7541 for weekly updates.
Missoula Community Chorus
Founded in 2001, the chorus now has more than 100 voices, and under the direction of Ronald Wilcott, the no audition chorus, and its satellite group the Missoula Community Chamber Chorale, perform several times a year. Holiday appearances in December and our Singing valentines are especially well-received and fun! Interested musicians can contact us through our website. New singers are admitted, space permitting, in September and January.
Missoula Community Concert Band
For two decades, this 50-60 piece
band provides an opportunity for adults to play symphonic wind ensemble
music. Monday evening rehearsals are held at the Sentinel High School
band room. The group meets twice a year, fall and early spring, for
seven week sessions that culminate in a concert on Sunday afternoon
Missoula Community Theatre
Missoula Community Theatre (MCT) produces five outstanding community theatre productions each year. While best known for musical theatre, MCT also produces one non-musical drama or comedy each season and an opera with the University of Montana every other year. Performances are held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.
Brian D' Ambrosio
200 N. Adams St., Missoula, MT 59802
Missoula Folklore Society
MFS is dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the
music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of contemporary and traditional
cultures through concerts, jam sessions, dances, festivals and workshops.
MFS members receive discounts at concerts and dances. Newcomers (singles
and couples) are welcome to attend monthly contra dances on the first
and third Saturdays of each month. Contra dances are held on the second
floor of the Union Club, October through May. All dances are taught
from scratch, accompanied by live music, and are open to the public
of all ages. MSF also sponsors regular concerts throughout the year
by traditional and contemporary musicians.
Check out www.montanafolk.org for upcoming concerts and dances.
For more information contact Robert Logan
Missoula Full Moon Drumming
A monthly public gathering to celebrate community through rhythm. Extra
drums and instruments are available. The evenings are a mix of established
rhythms and jams, as well as chanting, singing and dancing. People can
participate or just listen. Events are held on or about the evening
of each full moon.
Summer drummings at Jacob’s Island, and the rest of the year at
546 South Ave. W
For dates and times call 406-880-3283.
Missoula Gaelic Cultural Society
Promotes and preserves the Gaelic culture in the region through language,
dance, music and social gatherings. Sponsors of the annual three-day
Montana Irish Festival, featuring language, music, dance, history, drama,
Missoula Mendelssohn Club
This 60-member men’s choral group performs throughout western
Montana and has toured internationally. Founders of the Missoula international
Choral Festival. Rehearsals Monday, 7 PM,
University of Montana Music Building, Room 218.
To join, call Don Carey, Director.
Missoula Quilters Guild
The Missoula Quilters' Guild is a creative group of local quilters who
love to share their art form. We meet the second Wednesday of the month
from September through May at the Quality Inn at 3803 Brooks Street at
7:00 pm. The Guild is dedicated to promoting the
appreciation of the art of quilting and contributing to the growth of
expertise and knowledge of quilting. We sponsor workshops and retreats
as well as a bi-annual quilt show. All persons interested in quilting
are encouraged to attend a meeting.
2814 Brooks, Box 325
Missoula, MT 59801
Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Missoula Symphony Association
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale presents five pairs of
concerts annually, autumn through spring, and offers a wide variety
of outreach activities including summer concerts. The Missoula Symphony
Guild provides music, scholarships, contributes to the orchestra, and
sponsors educational and social events.
320 E. Main
P.O. Box 8301
Missoula, MT, 59801
Missoula Writing Collaborative
Helping children learn to love writing, the Collaborative trains and employs professional poets and prose writers to teach creative writing, reading, and speaking skills to children and youth ages 8-18 in school classrooms. Serves Missoula and surrounding communities, and Helena. A two-week summer writing camp, Words With Wings, is held annually on the University of Montana campus, and evening workshops are taught weekly at Talbot Youth Homes. Megan McNamer, Executive Director Sheryl Noethe, Artistic Director.
10 Brunswick Building
223 W Railroad St.
Missoula, MT 59801
Po Box 9237
Missoula, MT 59807
Missoula Youth Symphony
Students from Missoula and outlaying high schools perform a variety
of local concerts throughout the year.
Auditions in September.
Audition materials available in the summer.
William Hollin, Director
406-728-2400, ext 6068
Who is MAT-Missoula?
MAT-Missoula is a dynamic member of the Missoula artistic community. In addition to being a part of a 501(c)(3) regional Montana theatre company, MAT-Missoula is also a local entity! We employ hundreds of volunteers yearly - from actors to technicians to box office staff! In addition, we connect with the lives of the Missoula community daily, through publicity, outreaches, workshops, and productions. We are also a part of the Missoula economic community, raising and spending money locally and located in the heart of downtown Missoula on Higgins in the Crystal Theatre! MAT-Missoula is a “family” of artists and we want you to be a part!
Montana Arts Council
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.
Montana Cappella of Voices & Instruments
The MONTANA CAPPELLA of Voices and Instruments is a Missoula-based ensemble, which emphasizes historically informed performances, from the Middles Ages through the Baroque. Additional music from all eras provide a delightful variety for audiences of all ages. Dan Comstock is the founder/artistic director.
Montana Oldtime Fiddlers Club
Promotes old-time fiddling and keeping the fiddling world alive. Two
summer fiddle camp sessions run the first two weeks of June.
Contact Dick Pederson.
Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association
A Montana non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass music. Western Montana is rich in bluegrass music and the MRBA is at the heart of the bluegrass community, hosting a one-day bluegrass festival in April featuring some of the northwest's finest bluegrass bands.
We take advantage of our beautiful surroundings and fine weather by holding a number of bluegrass campouts throughout the summer. These campouts feature some of the hottest jams around, some fine potluck meals and wonderful fellowship. They are some of our most popular activities. We have a winter series of jams at Ruby's Inn and Convention Center the 2nd Saturday of the month Dec-March.
Montana Watercolor society
For any level adult artists in watercolor and water media. For membership
information, contact Ron Paulick, membership chair, 708 56th St S.,
Great Falls, MT 59405 or e-mail
For information, contact
Montana Watercolor Society
Missoula, MT 59806
Montana Web Designers & Developers Association
Montana nonprofit association of Internet based developers, firms, programmers, industry insiders and innovators. Membership information available.
P.O. Box 8225
Missoula, MT 59806
Montana Writer’s Guild
Group for published and unpublished writers of fiction, nonfiction,
and poetry of all kinds. The guild provides a supportive atmosphere
where writers can share their work and receive constructive criticism,
and has sponsored writing workshops and talks by local authors. The
guild has published anthologies of its members’ work, “A
Blend of Voices,” and “Montana Voices.” Membership
dues are $12 yearly. The guild meets monthly; call Kate Kronen, 406-721-1749, for more information.
Mountain Press Publishing Company
1301 S. 3rd St. W
(P.O. Box 2399)
Missoula, MT, 59801
Open: M-F 9-5
Discover an independent publisher devoted to providing quality non-fiction on geology, earth science, birds, plants, and history for adults and children. Also carry reprints of Will James' classic cowboy fiction. Many Montana-related titles available.
Montana Repertory Theatre
The Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a professional touring company in 1967 to provide professional theatre to our own and neighboring Western states at an affordable cost. The Montana Rep is one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country. Our mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
Missoula's Premier source for Live HD programming. MorrisProductios Brings unique live events to the Roxy theater including the Metropolitan Opera's acclaimed "Live in HD" series as well as London's National Theatre's NTLive.
Nashville Songwriters Association International
Meets once a month in Missoula and consists of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and amateur, who are committed to protect the rights and the future of the profession of songwriting; elevate and celebrate the songwriter; and to act as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. For more information and meeting location, contact Western Montana’s Regional Coordinator, Mardi Milligan.
Old DeSmet Schoolhouse
6105 Highway 10 West
The Old DeSmet Schoolhouse located 2 miles west of the Missoula airport is available for party rental. Great spot for Birthday parties, Anniversary parties, Reunions, or Company Gatherings. Schoolhouse includes a bathroom, kitchen, and plenty of parking.
The Pimlico Group, LLC
The Pimlico Group LLC is a new Film, Television and Theatrical Production Company. We are making our debut with John Patrick Shanley\'s Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award Winning Drama \"Doubt\" at the Crystal Theater (
515 South Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801)on May 7th 2008. The show runs through May 24th, at 8pm every night except Sundays and Mondays, and we offer a 2 pm matinee on Saturdays. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available at the door, and for purchase online at www.doubtmt.com starting March 20th, 2008.
Future plans for The Pimlico Group, LLC include the opening of a 300 seat professional venue, and a full service Sound Stage and Editing Suite. You can look forward to semi-annual theatrical productions, Broadway Tours, Feature and Short Film Productions and Festivals, as well as our \"New Work Series\" that will feature fully produced theatrical productions from up-and-coming playwrights in our region.
Quiet Drum & Percussion
Blends worldwide percussion instruments, softer drums and voice for
a meditative musical evening. Flutes, violin, udu, harps, Tibetan bowls
and bells and smaller percussion instruments make up the musical mix.
Largely improvisional. All musical talent and experience levels welcome.
For dates and times call John or Susan Hancock, 406-721-2789 or
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
2704 Brooks St.
Missoula, MT 59801
Since 1988 Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre has provided audience members of all ages with a unique dance experience. The company performs throughout Montana, the West, and internationally under Artistic Director Charlene Campbell. The RMBT school offers classes for ages 3 through adult. RMBT is honored to represent Montana in China during the Olympic summer of 2008 on a diplomatic tour to 8 cities.
The Rocky Mountainaires Chapter of the
Barbershop Harmony Society
Chartered in 1969, the male chorus performs in four-part barbershop harmony a variety of vocal music, including uptunes, novelty tunes, and ballads. Available for performances. Annual show in May. Meets 7:00 PM Tuesdays at the Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 South 3rd West. The chorus welcomes men of all ages who like to sing.
Call Steve at 370-4653
Rocky Shoals is one of the ensembles that make up Montana Cappella of Voices & Instruments. The group is focused on Sea Chanties, with an broad emphasis on historically informed performances. Chantyman, Will Abbot, both a sailor and historian.
Slumgullion is a publishing collaboration project that strives to empower young or underrepresented voices and promote literacy and the humanities.
-- We provide classes, writing workshops, and creative literacy events for all ages.
--We have a bicycle-powered bookmobile, host live Typing events like the Rapid Memo Typing Service, and create live publications on demand.
--Debby Florence also teaches zine-making through the Flagship after school program at Hellgate Highschool. If you would like a zine class or demonstration in your school, please contact her.
319 Main Street
The Stevensville Playhouse was founded in June of 1989. Located in beautiful downtown Stevensville, right on Main Street, the building was originally a movie theater. From famous musicals like Oklahoma! and Little Shop of Horrors, to interactive dinner murder mysteries, to locally written comedies, dramas, and musicals, we are the little theatre that can.
Phone: 406 777 2722
Encourages the preservation of personal and oral histories; promotes the art of storytelling; informs the community of story-keeping events; sponsors classes and workshops. Volunteers welcome for the Listening to Patients project. Contact:
Judy Wright, 406-549-9813
Susie Risho, 406-549-0752 or
Michelle Wheeler, 406-327-7400
String Orchestra of the Rockies
The String Orchestra of the Rockies, now in its 24th year, is the only professional ensemble of its kind in Montana. SOR, as the orchestra is affectionately known, draws upon the talents of the finest string players in the Big Sky Country. Many internationally acclaimed guest artists have shared the stage with the String Orchestra of the Rockies, thrilling audiences with their musical reach and flexibility. The group regularly plays to a full house as they treat listeners to music as varied as Montana itself.
Tangled Tones Music Studio
2005 South Ave. West
Missoula, MT, 59801
Tangled Tones Music Studio is devoted to providing an environment for all musicians to learn, teach, record and perform the music they want to play. A large common space is available for use as a group lesson area, performance area and is open to the public to be used for any artistic function. Tangled Tones' goal is to provide a place for musicians and artists to network and create.
Timothy Gordon Appraisal
Art appraiser/broker. Expert appraiser to collectors and galleries. Appraising all art works. Brokering rare art. Specializing in all mediums and genres.
Turning the Wheel Missoula
Turning the Wheel Missoula is a non- profit organization dedicated to making the healing power of creative expression accessible to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Using an innovative body centered model and utilizing writing, wordplay, movement, song and collage, we gently guide participants through a series of experiences that leave them feeling deeply empowered and connected to themselves and others.
The University of Montana Department of Music
UM Music Building
Missoula, MT, 59801
The University of Montana Department of Music offers a Faculty and Guest Artist Performance Series, and student ensemble concerts; including band, orchestral, percussion, vocal, keyboard, composition and music technology programs. The department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in providing quality education and outreach to the Missoula
The World Affairs Council of Montana
A cultural and educational non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the world to Missoula and Montana to the world. Part of a national network, the World Affairs Councils of America, the Montana Council connects students, business leaders and community members with opportunities to foster global awareness through engaging K-12 Global Education Classroom Initiatives, community Distinguished Speaker Programs, Business Luncheon Series events, and Council on the Radio programming.
201 West Main St.
Ste#101 Missoula, MT 59802
The World Theater and Event Center
Features family based concerts, stage shows and plays for the community.
The Good News Diner Show which is presented under a theme name three
times a year takes place at the theater. This long-running musical variety
show directed by Chris Evans is now produced by We Productions. The
theater seats 225 people and comes complete with lobby and snack bar.
For more information about upcoming shows or rental details, call
Joyce Chicoine at 406-728-2287 or
Jim Ramsey at 406-251-7073
Young Audiences of Western Montana
Sponsors workshops for children and parents, and in-school performances.
200 North Adams St or Box 9096,
235 N. 1st Street
Missoula, MT 59801
As a nonprofit arts community center providing facilities and expertise, the Zootown Arts Community Center delivers all ages arts education, fosters sustainable community development, and promotes accessible, life-enriching art experiences for Missoula residents and visitors. By bringing working artists, artists-to-be, children, and community members together, we emphasize the richness of our own community and strengthen our organization. ZACC is located on the northside of missoula in a historical district. Since 2008, the Zootown Arts Community Center has served as the central bridge between community and art in Missoula. The founders of the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) sought to develop a place where all aspects of art from creation to experience were housed in a single space shared by the community. The space they envisioned now exists as the ZACC. A nucleus of creative activity, this multi-use facility provides opportunities in arts education for all ages. The ZACC has 6 studios available for rent by local artists or small businesses, and acts as a safe, creative community center. ZACC houses a drop-in paint your own pottery studio, glass fusing studio, retail shop, and printshop which is open to the public 12-6pm Monday through Saturday.