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 ArtsMissoula.org.

June 2022 Events

406 HeavyMetal Creations - Sarah & Bryan Johnson

The Artists Shop 127 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula, Montana


A creative blend of treated steel and stained glass art. Custom designs range from wall hangings and desktop sculptures to one-of-a-kind statement pieces depicting Montana. 406HeavyMetal begin as a custom fabrication business in 2021 when Bryan purchased his first plasma table. His interest gradually changed from custom signs to more artistic creations. Sarah has 20 years glass experience and she and her husband combined projects when Sarah needed a "jig" or frame for a custom glass piece. They experimented with more complex designs and developed the niche they have today. They live in Helena Montana and currently display their pieces across the state of Montana. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5-8 pm.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

MAM First Friday

Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee St Missoula, MT


MAM is open late! Head to the museum to celebrate Ellen Ornitz: Burnt Fossils. The artist will be in attendance. Free & open to all.

2022 Sweet Grass Fest

Big Timber Big Timber, MT


The 2022 Sweet Grass Fest will be held on June 24th & 25th of 2022. We will be having the car show, Rodeo, music and lots of family friendly activities. 5:00pm: Rodeo

2022 Sweet Grass Fest

Big Timber Big Timber, MT


The 2022 Sweet Grass Fest will be held on June 24th & 25th of 2022. We will be having the car show, Rodeo, music and lots of family friendly activities. 5:00pm: Rodeo

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

First Friday Missoula

Downtown Missoula North Higgins Ave Missoula, MT


Artists and art admirers mingle during Missoula’s free monthly art walk.

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