Zootown Arts Community Center


216 W. Main Street


Hourly Rate of $100/hr (discount for nonprofits)
175 Seated / 350 Standing
Handicap Accessible
Dining Capacity:125 or Fewer
Non-Commercial Kitchen

The ZACC is Missoula’s nonprofit community art center, providing accessible arts experiences of all kinds for people of all ages – including classes and camps, gallery shows, local and touring music, theatre, and comedy performances, community events, and drop-in creativity opportunities. Our artists’ shop, paint-your-own-pottery studio, and three galleries are open seven days a week, and we present multiple performances per week in our venue, The Show Room.

Missoula Community Access Television


(406) 542-6228
500 N. Higgins Ave.\nMissoula, MT 59802

Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) provides Missoula residents and organizations with the equipment, training, and channel time to produce TV programs based on their interests and concerns. These programs reflect Missoula’s cultural, political, and intellectual diversity, and help foster a community dialogue about people and issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Community’s Access to a television is a logical extension of the First Amendment right, to the most powerful communications technology of our day. Using community access television, local people can speak for themselves through programs they produce for the cable system. These programs reflect the culturally diverse city of Missoula. Show topics include politics, comedy, culture and many others.

Montana Museum of Art & Culture


(406) 243-2019
Montana Museum of Art & Culture\nGallery Location: Meloy and Paxson Galleries, UM PARTV Center\nOffice Location: Main Hall 006, UM \nUniversity of Montana\nMissoula, MT 59812\n

Montana Museum of Art & Culture is home to one of the oldest and most prominent fine art collections in the Rocky Mountain Northwest.\n\nA year after The University of Montana was established in Missoula in 1893, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture (MMAC) Permanent Collection was begun.\n\nToday, MMAC has an international reputation and its staff maintains (in seven locations) more than 11,000 objects, including significant historic and contemporary artworks.\nThe Museum also offers many ways to get involved in building Montana’s treasure trove of art and culture.

Montana Actors Theatre


(406) 945-0272
515 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59801

MAT-Missoula is a dynamic member of the Missoula artistic community. In addition to being a part of a 501(c)(3) regional Montana theatre company, MAT-Missoula is also a local entity! We employ hundreds of volunteers yearly Рfrom actors to technicians to box office staff! In addition, we connect with the lives of the Missoula community daily, through publicity, outreaches, workshops, and productions. We are also a part of the Missoula economic community, raising and spending money locally and located in the heart of downtown Missoula on Higgins in the Crystal Theatre! MAT-Missoula is a “family” of artists and we want you to be a part!

Missoula Writing Collaborative




Helping children learn to love writing, the Collaborative trains and employs professional poets and prose writers to teach creative writing, reading, and speaking skills to children and youth ages 8-18 in school classrooms. Serves Missoula and surrounding communities, and Helena. A two-week summer writing camp, Words With Wings, is held annually on the University of Montana campus, and evening workshops are taught weekly at Talbot Youth Homes. Megan McNamer, Executive Director Sheryl Noethe, Artistic Director.

Humanities Montana


311 Brantly Hall, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59801

Humanities Montana is Montana’s nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Montana Center for the Book is the state’s affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Both sponsor the Montana Festival of the Book.

University Center Gallery


(406) 243-5564


The University Center Gallery (UCG) is a contemporary non-profit gallery located on the University of Montana campus. Run by a staff of UM students, this dynamic space is deeply committed to creating an engaging educational experience for campus and community. UCG exhibitions are carefully selected based on criteria focusing on diversity in origin, media, content and style. Work displayed in the UCG comes from local, regional and national artists as well as UM students, staff and faculty. The UC Gallery is located on the second floor, northwest corner of the University Center at UM.\n\nOpen 10 a.m. – 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Clay Studio of Missoula


1106 Hawthorne, Unit A, Missoula, MT 59802

The Clay Studio of Missoula is a nonprofit community center for the ceramic arts. The organization‚Äôs goal is to provide the general public with affordable access to high-quality ceramic art instruction. They strive to fulfill this goal by:\n\n1) Offering a wide array of ceramics classes and workshops to adults and children of all levels of skill.\n\n2) Providing local ceramicists with inexpensive access to studio space and professional quality equipment.\n\n3) Hosting resident artists from across the country who are able to share their ideas, experiences, and techniques with our students.\n\n4) Holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary ceramic works in our studio gallery.\n\n 

Gallery of Visual Arts




The University of Montana’s¬†Gallery of Visual Arts presents professional contemporary exhibitions that serve the School, University at large, and the surrounding community with its interdisciplinary offerings. It is considered a teaching and professional research laboratory, and is one of the School of Art‚Äôs most visible forms of outreach. The exhibitions and presentations feature regional, national, and international artists, exhibitions of all B.F.A. senior thesis projects, all M.A. and M.F.A. thesis projects, an art faculty exhibition, and one juried art student exhibition annually.\n\nExhibition tours for public and private schools, as well as other departments on campus, can be scheduled by calling the gallery.\n\nLocated in the Social Sciences Building, University of Montana.\n\nOpen 11 a.m. ‚Äì 5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 11 a.m. ‚Äì 7 PM.\nThursday, Monday by appointment. Closed mid-May through the end of August.


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