The Brink Gallery

Missoula’s First Friday Gallery Night

How many more fabulous First Fridays will we be able to enjoy in Missoula before the snow strikes? One? If we’re lucky? After all, snow is predicted for this Friday, November 4, 2011.

Snow doesn’t cancel First Fridays – Missoulans are far too hardy to allow that. If anything, the first snow of the season is likely to inspire a celebratory mood. There is something so beautiful about those first snowflakes. We wonder if they’ll stick, and if the first snow truly marks the start of winter weather.

Sounds like the perfect time to attend the First Friday Gallery Night. Perhaps it’s also the perfect time for a cozy retreat at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast?

First Friday Highlights, November 4, 2011:

  • Master silversmith Haddon Hufford at MAM from 5 to 8 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m.
  • War Torn: The Art of Ben Steel at Montana Museum of Art & Culture, featuring some of the only surviving images of the Bataan Death March.
  • New work by Kendahl Jan Jubb and music by Stan Anglan at Murphy-Jubb Fine Art.
  • Missoula artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar attends the opening of her Ideal Girls, Ideal Women, gouache paintings on rag paper. The Brink Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m.

More than 20 other venues will be exhibiting the work of artists, including cafes, restaurants, and pubs. For a complete list, please visit Missoula First Fridays. Bundle up and take to streets. This is a great time to start holiday shopping or become inspired for home made gift ideas. It’s also fun.

Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is already full on Saturday night, but we have availability on First Friday Gallery Night. We suggest you head to Missoula soon!



Missoula’s First Friday February 2011

February’s First Friday in Missoula looks to be a good one. We still have a couple of rooms available in our Bed and Breakfast Missoula on Friday, February 4, 2011. Why not be spontaneous, and come to Missoula for a weekend of art and culture?

Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin, and other European Masterpieces, at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

First Friday at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana takes place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on February 4. Listen to live music by Dan Dubuque while gazing upon “Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection”. Also open for viewing is “Three Centuries of European Prints” from the MMAC permanent collection. Surprise giveaways, tasty treats, and discounts at the MMAC store make First Friday at MMAC extra fun.

See the premier of Flathead Moon, “a new limited edition archival digital print”, downtown at the Monte Dolack Gallery between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.. Refreshments will be available for all. Oil paintings by Marvie Redmond will be on display at Montana Art and Framing, and The Brink Gallery is exhibiting Strange Angels, by Michael deMent. He writes of his creations that they “remain ethereal and otherworldly yet with a dose of the familiar and tactile”.

In addition to the many galleries in downtown Missoula, First Friday events extend to such venues as Top Hat Lounge’s DIY Bazaar, Butterfly Herbs, and the Crystal Theatre. For a complete list of Missoula First Friday events, please see the Missoula First Friday website.

Continue to explore the arts throughout your weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast, or enjoy a different kind of activity, like downhill or cross-country skiing.