Open Studio Tour

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:45am to Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join the Zootown Arts Community Center for our newest adventure: Open Studios Missoula! All mediums encouraged, including painting, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, artisanal food, writers & poets, musicians and makers of all kinds! We hope you can be a part of this lively event, sure to become an annual highlight on the Missoula arts calendar!

When & Where: 

Location 1: The Zootown Arts Community Center 235 N. First St. W.

Opening Studio Preview Reception:  Aug 10th from 5:30 -8:30. 

The ZACC will display one piece of work from every participating artist during our 2nd Friday "Open Studio" Preview Reception. All works of art will be part of a silent auction. 50%, 75%, or 100% of proceeds go towards "Open Studio" costs. 

Artists/Groups names and addresses will be added to a map that guests will see via social media and on a poster that will be distributed before the event. Worried about getting lost? The ZACC will organize a bike tour for Saturday Aug 10th. Meet at the ZACC and be ready to start touring at 10:45 am.


Location 2: Artist Studios 

Open Studios: Saturday, Aug 11th  11am – 4pm

Missoula Open Studios provides an intimate view into the artist’s life and studio; guests will be able to see where and how ideas are conceived and developed. When visiting an artist’s studio, the creative process becomes apparent and is unique to each artist. It provides a personal, individualized experience, unlike the setting of a typical gallery show. This is what makes our event so special. 

Missoula has a burgeoning community of artists and craftspeople working in traditional and contemporary media. Here’s your chance to meet artists in their work environments; get insights into how and what they create; and take home a painting, sculpture, a piece of handcrafted furniture, or a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

Guests will be engaged, inspired, and, on occasion, challenged by the art. They’ll see finished art, works-in-process, and art installations in home studios, artists’ buildings, historic structures, galleries, and storefronts. Some open studios provide demonstration, live music and/or refreshments. All open studios are free.



Interested in participating as an artist?

For more information, or to submit an application visit Submittable.

Important Dates for Artists:

Registration Deadline for Artists:  July 1st 2018

Artwork for Open Studio Exhibition Due by Saturday August 4th!  

Still have questions? Contact Patricia Thornton at We hope to see you soon!


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