First Night and First Friday events

Hello everyone! First Night Missoula falls on Thursday, Dec 31, and First Friday is on New year's Day. Some galleries have decided to have openings during First Night ( on the 31st) , some on Friday the 1st, and even others have moved their monthly opening to the following week. We have made note of the dates below. We do hope you'll join us for First Night, and if you have any questions about your favorite galleries, give them a call to see if they'll be open. February looks to be a much more "regular" First Friday. We will return with the Printable Walking Guide then! Happy New Year!


Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

Scott Fife: Big Trouble - The Idaho Project
Artist Scott Fife has long been obsessed with the historic characters that helped shape the time we live in; characters that have often fallen into the dark recesses of history.

Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind
Roger Shimomura's paintings and prints, including this series, Minidoka on My Mind, address social and political issues of Asian America.

Family Gifts: Works by Freeman Butts
MAM is deeply indebted to the Freeman Butts family and wishes to thank Daisy Butts for her faithful support of MAM. We are also deeply grateful to Ray Campeau, Butts' longtime friend, in helping facilitate this important gift. Missoula Art Museum - Spacer

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September 04 - December 31, 2009

Missoula Art Museum - Teresa Tamura
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Teresa Tamura - Made in Minidoka: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in Idaho
In 2001, Tamura heard artist Roger Shimomura lecture about his paintings based on the journals his grandmother kept while interned at Minidoka. Tamura,was inspired to depict a sense of the place and the life of internment at Minidoka.
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October 02 - December 31, 2009

Missoula Art Museum - Paul Harris: The Shut-In Suite
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Paul Harris: The Shut-In Suite
Harris states, "I lived alone in a rundown LA apartment amidst my own disorder. I had not intended to make a Shut-in Suite . . . there was just no time to go out into the world.
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October 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010

Missoula Art Museum - Donna Loos
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Donna Loos: Silhouette Series
Loos left the shape dark, and then studied the composition for awhile, looking for shapes as she would look for shapes in a summer cloud.
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December 04, 2009 - March 28, 2010

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins, Suite 300

Exhibiting new work by nationally renowned watercolor artist, Kendahl Jan Jubb. Kendahl's 2010 calendar will also be available.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Monte’s award-winning original paintings, lithographs, limited edition prints and fine art posters, as well as paintings, prints and posters by Mary Beth Percival will be on exhibition Also at the gallery Monte’s newest series of paintings, Views from Mount Jumbo and Monte’s newest fine art poster, Missoula Valley, available signed and numbered or unsigned. We have holiday specials going on as well. Visit us at the gallery or online.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street (off 6th Street)
Missoula, Montana

Computer Central
136 East Broadway
First Night Art Walk

The Art of RL Richardson

Come enjoy the black and white creations of RL Richardson. “I’m
intrigued by the mechanics of color and the mystery of a complete
palette. For this reason I have embarked upon an eclectic view of
art. Unable to satisfy my ideal in art I am forced to wear many hats:
Printer, Painter, and Sculpture. Though I paint in many colors to me
the contrast of black and white is the most satisfying. Black and
white encompasses the entire color spectrum and always renders a
complete palette. Let your imagination take you away into the realm
of color. This is but a small portion of my life’s work.”

Please join us for New Years Eve 1st Night, Thursday, December 31,
2009, from 5:30-7:30 PM for light refreshments at Computer Central!

Other Venues

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West
"Employee art takes over the brick wall gallery at Bernice's Bakery for the month of December! An eclectic variety of art and craft to view while picking up those holiday treats."

Noteworthy* Paper & Press

Other Events and Activities

The Celtic Connection
114 East Main