First Fridays in Missoula

The vibrancy of Missoula’s art scene is on full display 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month. First Friday Missoula presents a chance to meet friends, mingle with artists, view exhibits, purchase art, and experience the electrified creative culture that makes Missoula exceptional. Downtown Missoula’s charming streets and alleyways teem with public art—music, dance, performance, and spoken word. Museums, shops and coffeehouses open their doors for extended hours; established galleries add sidewalk exhibits and live painting; and UM’s talented art students contribute dynamic pop-up galleries. Nearby cultural organizations, like the Montana Natural History Center, The Clay Studio of Missoula and Montana Art and Framing, take part as well with late hours and unique exhibits. Missoula's energetic art walk is nourished by local restaurants and bars welcoming art revelers. First Friday events are free and open to the public, and each month is unique. For more information about First Friday visit

December 2023 Events

Festive First Friday

Missoula Art Museum 335 N Pattee St Missoula, Montana

Join Missoula Art Museum to celebrate First Friday, December 1st from 5 to 8 PM, with live music by Meggie McDonald and a no-host bar. Learn more about MAM's current exhibitions during a free guided tour starting at 6 PM. Dinner and a show, MAM style! Exciting artworks by local and nationally known artists will spark your curiosity. See a funky army of ducks, intriguing beadwork, and unique views into Montana life from the Anaconda smelter to the Hi-Line. Madeline's Mediterranean food truck will be parked in front of MAM. Enjoy kebab or falafel sandwiches and other authentic recipes Mike learned from his Lebanese mom and sitty (grandma). We'll have the classroom open so that you can sit and enjoy a meal and a drink before or after visiting the galleries

Out West Wagon Rides

Downtown Stevensville Downtown Stevensville Stevensville, MT

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