If you love arts and culture, then you’ll enjoy the many museums and galleries in Missoula, MT. But what if you want to do more than just look at the art? What if you actually want to get your hands dirty, learn something new or make your own art? Then you should certainly make a visit to Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) at 235 North 1st Street W on Missoula’s north side. ZACC is a nonprofit which brings together working artists and artists-to-be of all ages to foster arts education, creative experiences and sustainable community development.
With this mission in mind, Zootown Arts Community Center is a hub of rich cultural activity. They offer a wide range of classes for both children and adults as well as support for working and aspiring professional artists. ZACC welcomes both Missoula residents and visitors to participate in their programs. Workshops are often free or have only a small fee or donation. Many are offered on a monthly basis. Take a Glass Fusing class for only $15. Or try one of the printmaking workshops offered monthly: relief block printing and silkscreen printing. No previous experience is necessary. Just bring a shirt to print on. (A donation for ink is also much appreciated!)
ZACC also hosts fun events with their DIY Printmakers Series. There’s always something new every second Tuesday on DIY night. For example, on August 14th it’s Warhol + Wine. You’ll make your very own Andy Warhol screen print while enjoying wine with your fellow printmakers. Become a member of Zootown Arts Community Center and there are even more free classes available.
Drawing, handbuilding with clay, bookmaking, scrapbooking and painting are just some of the classes that are free with a ZACC membership. ZACC also offers a poetry group, studio spaces, mentorships, internships and other services to support the arts in Missoula and beyond. Click here for a calendar of their classes and events.
During your stay at our bed and breakfast inn, Missoula cultural experiences such as Zootown Arts Community Center are a great way to get in touch with your creative side.