First Fridays Missoula

October 7 is First Friday in Missoula

Sierra Club Director Bruce Hamilton will speak about Ansel Adams at MAM on October 7. Photo by Neil Chaput de Saintonge.

Missoula is fun to visit any day of the week, but on the First Friday evening of each month, the downtown positively comes alive. This is true in the middle of the summer and it’s true in the middle of the winter. It’s true when it rains, when it’s clear, and when it snows. Missoulans don’t let any kind of weather keep us from enjoying something we want to enjoy. It’s one of our best traits.

Art galleries and shops in the heart of downtown Missoula stay open late. New exhibits go up and frequently the artists are in attendance. Many galleries feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. People wander in and out of galleries, lingering in some, taking a quick tour of others.

Let First Friday inspire a weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Infuse yourself with culture on Friday evening, and relax on Saturday. Seems an ideal way to rejuvenate for the week to come.

Please see First Fridays Missoula for the most up-to-date information on gallery openings and exhibits.

Please see our Missoula Bed and Breakfast reservations page to book a room.

Missoula’s First Friday, August 5, 2011

Missoula’s First Friday is just days away, on August 5, 2011. This Friday promises to be exceptional, with several Artist’s Receptions and special events. It will be a great time to be at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.

See Monte Dolack at work painting on August 5 at The Monte Dolack Gallery.

Monte Dolack will paint at the Monte Dolack Gallery on August 5, and his painting will be sold at auction to benefit Animeals. To bid on the painting, please go to before September 1, 2011.

See the some of the many faces that use Missoula’s MOBASH Skatepark at The Brink Gallery. The exhibition “5” celebrates the first five years of the skatepark that Tony Hawk & co. christened in 2006. There will be an opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. for local photographer and creator of the exhibit, Andrew Kemmis.

The Missoula Art Museum is holding an Artist’s Reception for Wendy Red Star’s first solo exhibit, My Home Is Where My Tipi Sits. The reception runs from 5 – 8 p.m., and the Wendy Red Star will give a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.

New watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb and music by Stan Angien will be at the Murphy-Jubb Fine Art gallery.

Check out plain air paintings of the local landscape and studio works by a variety of artists at the Dana Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception August 5 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Meet artist Karen Lee from 5 – 8 p.m. at The Artists’ Shop, where her watercolors tell “A Traveling Show – Images From Near and Far”.

Yellowstone Photo features National Park photographs by Ken Dvorak. Meet the photographer and enjoy refreshments from Big Sky Brewing and Pattee Creek Market from 5:30 to 8:30 on the 5th.

Much more art will be on view at the galleries of downtown Missoula. Don’t try to see it all on Friday night; enjoy a weekend of art and culture while staying at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast this weekend, August 5 – 7, 2011.

More information about the Artwalk is available at First Fridays Missoula.

My Home is Where My Tipi Sits

My Home is Where My Tipi Sits is an upcoming exhibition at Missoula Art Museum. This is Wendy Red Star’s first solo exhibition, and MAM is pleased to be hosting it. The museum hopes many folks will come to town for this; we hope that those who do will stay in our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.

Wendy Red Star's exhibit at MAM runs August 5 - November 27, 2011.

Wendy Red Star was born in Billings, Montana, and raised on the nearby Crow Reservation. She has lived in urban California and now resides in Portland, Oregon, but her art reflects her deep roots in the Crow Reservation of Montana. Her photographs depict everyday life on the reservation: cars, basketball hoops, sweat lodges and government houses.

Missoula Art Museum is hosting an Artist’s Reception for Wendy Red Star on August 5, 2011, from 5 – 8 p.m. Red Star will talk about her work that evening at 7 p.m. This event coincides with Missoula’s First Friday Art Walk, when all of the art galleries and museums in Missoula stay open late. It’s generally a festive occasion.

Whether you are traveling from eastern Montana or the East Coast of the U.S., you are sure to find Missoula a vibrant, interesting city. We enjoy nothing more than sharing our home town with guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Hope to see you soon.

More information about Red Star’s exhibit is available at MAM.