Zootown Arts Community Center

Spend Valentine’s Day in Missoula

mints smallStill looking for a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Why not come and visit our our scenic and secluded bed and breakfast, about 10 minutes outside of the heart of downtown Missoula. We still have  rooms available for Valentine’s Day weekend – Check out  Bitterroot Room  Rose room and the Sagebrush Suite.

The Bitterroot Room has beautiful views of the surrounding Ponderosa pines and the Bitterroot river. Enjoy a two person whirlpool tub and heated tile flooring inside the log-cabin style room.

The Sagebrush Suite also provides views of the beautiful Missoula Valley, including the city in the distance and of one the first ranches in this area. Private and comfortable, this room has a jetted whirlpool tub and two large leather recliners.

Valentine’s Day Events in Missoula

Valentine's Day Missoula

Enjoy a classic cocktail while listening to romantic jazz music on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for something special to do with your sweetheart during your stay, here are a couple fun happenings in town.

Thursday, Feb. 14th

Artistic Date Night at Zootown Arts Community Center (5 – 7 p.m.) Come and paint a canvas with your sweetie! Think of this as a pre-dinner date. For $45 per couple, you receive two glasses of wine, chocolate-dipped strawberries and other finger foods.
Learn to draw and paint a portrait of each other, or have fun painting abstractly on your personal canvas a design all your own! If you have a design in mind they recommend you bring a photo.     235 North 1st St.

Live Jazz at Montgomery Distillery (6 p.m.) Surprise your partner with a timeless love song sung in their honor on this lover’s holiday. Enjoy a fine, hand-crafted cocktail and the skills of vocalist Laura Gabriele and pianist Keaton Wilson as they deliver an evening of beautiful love songs from 6-7:30 p.m. For information on how to dedicate a song, please visit the artist’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/laura.sings.jazz     129 W. Front St.





Missoula Art Events Upcoming

Missoula has a thriving arts community and opportunities abound for those who wish to participate in an artistic experience of some kind.  If taking a class is not on your personal menu, then you will enjoy browsing through the various shops as the holiday season approaches.  Check out some of these interesting events and take advantage of them during your visit to Missoula!

Missoula Art events

The lobby of the Missoula Art Museum

Open Figure Drawing – The Missoula Art Museum (335 N. Pattee St.) Sundays at 3 p.m. $5-$7
This session provides artists an opportunity draw from a live model in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Relief Printmaking – Zootown Arts Community Center (235 N. 1st St. W) Last Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. FREE
You are invited to learn from the staff at ZACC the basic introductions to relief printmaking. Pull a print you have designed yourself and use our public press. Speak with printshop staff about making prints from home through an alternative processes. Pre-register (406-549-7555 ) as space is limited.

Advent Calendar Crafting for Mom and Dad – Walking Stick Toys ( 829 S Higgins Ave) November 28, 7 p.m. $10-$12
Craft a holiday treasure that will delight your family. If you love advent calendars, join the staff at Walking Stick Toys to craft your very own handmade advent to share with your family. Snacks and beverages provided.

Alan Kesselheim and Thomas Lee Booksigning – Fact and Fiction bookstore (220 N. Higgins) November 28, 7 p.m. FREE
Alan Kesselheim and Thomas Lee, authors of Montana: Real Place, Real People will be presenting and signing copies of their book Wednesday night.

Holiday Wreath Workshop – Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens (120 Hickory St.) November 29, 5:30 p.m. $5- $10
Learn how to make your own wreath frame, cut and attach boughs and add decorative elements. Bonus: learn how to identify trees by their foliage. You will create a medium wreath during this class and leave with the skills to make many more at home.

The Missoula Winter Market (2036 Mullan Road) includes a variety of craft and food vendors.  From jewelry and mittens to Hot Flying Saucer Sandwiches, you’ll find something very fun!  Open every Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through April 27th.

When planning a trip to Missoula, we hope you will consider supporting local business owners, like those hosting some of the events above. Another way to do that is to stay in a bed and breakfast in Missoula, like ours. We promise, we are committed to the enjoyment of your stay!

Missoula’s Zootown Arts Community Center

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.


Missoula combines art and culture that brings the town to life.

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.