It's First Friday, y'all, and a beautiful day. Serendipity. As always you can check out the First Friday blog put together by the Missoula Cultural Council each month. There will be the usual hot spots you should check out like the Dana Gallery's (246 N. Higgins) The Art of the Run, a new juried exhibition coinciding with the Missoula Marathon.
And then there's The Brink Gallery's Wonderland, which promises mermen and other creatures of interest.
Here are just a few others to think about:
Jack Metcalf, whose quirky art you might have seen in the recent performance exhibit A Synthetic Spring, has created a window display and exhibit for Noteworthy (101 S Higgins) called Etc Etc.
If you don't make it up to the Seeley, Swan and Blackfoot areas very often you might not know about the Alpine Artisans tour, a year-round self-guided tour of artist studios that takes you down dirt roads out in the country and into the homes of artists and crafts people. This month you can check out 10 of those artists work here in Missoula at the Artists' Shop (127 N. Higgins).
Meet me in the alley. That might sound like we're going to have a fist fight, but really there's a gallery in the alley between Spruce and Pine just west of Higgins. Frontier Space hosts an exhibit of works by Claire Melli called Resonance that combines social commentary and abstract expressionism. 6—9 PM.
See you on the streets. That's not a threat, it's a promise.