Missoula has a dynamic art scene, with two first-class museums and a lively gallery community. Stroll the museums, and admire works by famous artists or discover a new contemporary one. Additionally, the First Friday Art Walks display the talents of local craftspeople and artists. Obviously the stunning Montana landscape also inspires the exquisite paintings and crafts. Therefore the diverse galleries are the perfect place to choose a meaningful souvenir. Just minutes away from Missoula’s museums and galleries, find a tranquil retreat at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Guests enjoy our mountainside location with sweeping views of the Bitterroot River and surrounding mountains. Relax in your private, luxury suite with picturesque scenery from every window. Book a spring getaway and experience the beauty of the Missoula landscape.
Missoula Art Museums
Missoula is lucky to have two excellent museums. The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is located on the University of Montana campus. It houses the most prominent collection in the Rocky Mountain Northwest. This treasure of nearly 11,000 objects covers Rembrandt to Warhol. In addition to valuable historic pieces, they are also committed to collecting art with the spirit of the American West. While The Missoula Art Museum, located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, is a space for contemporary artists. Their eight exhibition spaces showcase the work of many modern Montana artists, especially Native Americans. Expect the unexpected with shows that include video installations, abstract pieces and whole room sculptures called art environments. Both museums offer opportunities to meet the artists at exhibit openings, gallery tours and talks.
First Friday Art Walks and Galleries
Every first Friday of the month Duluth shops, restaurants and galleries host an art walk. From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm businesses serve wine, food and display the talents of our local artists. The festival-like event is a great place to shop for a souvenir. The Artists’ Shop and 4 Ravens Gallery are where to find unique, high quality crafts. Choose the perfect gift or treat yourself to handmade jewelry, pottery, woodworking, or wearable art. For more traditional paintings, drawings and sculptures, browse Dana Gallery and Monte Dolack Gallery . They offer impressive representational art of the Montana countryside and wildlife. The Radius Gallery also carries masterful landscapes in addition to whimsical surreal paintings and colorful abstracts. So come out and meet the artists, enjoy some live music and go home with a treasure from Missoula.
The beautiful Missoula region inspires our artists to create amazing paintings, drawings, sculptures and crafts. Come see the history of Montana arts and the new cutting edge interpretations in the museums and galleries of Missoula. Then surround yourself with the beautiful scenery at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Wake up to our sweeping valley views and lovely gardens each day before beginning your Missoula adventure. Reserve your suite with us today!