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Gallery Guide

Artistic endeavors in Missoula and beyond


Art City in Hamilton
At 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

The Artists’ Shop
Through November featuring New Works: Contemporary Compositions in Kiln-fired and Stained Glass, by Katie Patten and Kirsten Renander. Also, Wearable Art by Michel Colville. First Friday artists reception is November 1 from 5-8 PM. At 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula
Featuring three exhibitions. Russell Chatham: “Land, Light and Time,” (opens November 1 and runs through Dec. 31); Willem Volkersz: “Domestic Neon” (through Dec. 1); and Edgar Smith: “Small Tales from the Big Sky” (through Nov. 19). First Friday artists reception with Russell Chatham is November 1 from 4-6 PM with a brief gallery talk by the artist at 5:30. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Authentic Creations
Featuring all locally made products-art work, jewelry, clothes and hand-blown glass. At 123 W. Main. 543-8822

Donald James Baughman, Antiques, Art and Appraisals
Featuring Edward Curtis goldtone photographs, Thomas McGee Blackfeet photographs, and the Swanzey Americana book collection. At 459 Electric Ave, in Bigfork. (406)982-3837.

Bernice’s Bakery
Through November, featuring paintings by Vanessa Julian Martin. At 190 S. Third W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center
Located at 525 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. 837-6927.

Butterfly Herbs
Located at 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

The Catalyst
During the month of November, featuring photography by Missoula artist Elise Schemm. First Friday artists reception is November 1 from 5-8 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

Crazy Daisy
A Day of the Dead Art Celebration featuring artists Alison Troxel, Jayson Lawfer, Carl Basner, Paul Lackner, Patrick Clark and Marvin Pauls. First Friday opening reception is November 1 from 5-8, with No-Fi Soul Rebellion. At 103 E. Main.

The Dana Gallery
At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.

Monte Dolack Gallery
First Friday reception on November 1 from 5-8 PM features four newly released limited edition prints by Mary Beth Percival and Monte Dolack. Also on display, ceramics by Melora Neaves. Located at 139 W. Front. 549-3248.

Through December 2, featuring historic textile art from the Kuba peoples of the Kasai region in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.

The Flower Bed
Through November, featuring handmade original holiday ornaments by local artists Jayne Piazza, Jen Edwards, Dianna Hill, Andree Van Nuys, Dawn Podolske and Pam Morris. Also Bigfork artist Pam Morris and her fascination with llamas. Always featuring locally grown flowers and plants. First Friday artists reception is November 1 from 5. At 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.

Gallery Saintonge
Through November, featuring “I’ve Heard It Said,” an exhibit by Joshua Meier exploring the written word through photography. This newly reopened gallery is associated with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. First Friday reception is November 1 from 5-8 PM. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

Global Espresso
At 211 W. Front. 721-7332.

Goatsilk Gallery
Through November 9, “Off Hand Paintings By Barbarians,”Paintings by Benjamin Gardner and Andrew Mackow. At 1909 Wyoming St. #5 (next to Bitterroot Welding). 728-9251.

Hockaday Museum of Art
At 302 Second St., Kalispell. 755–5268.

Kip Herring Studio and Gallery
Featuring art in two styles: Landscapes and Cosmic Fantasy. In the Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder St., Suite 7 (a few blocks west of St. Patrick Hospital).

The Laughing Boy
Featuring folk art, jewelry, yard art, gifts of whimsy, fiber sculpture, collectibles, western memorabilia, art furniture, clothes, mohair bears, and just great stuff. Come meet the original cast of soft sculpture characters created by co-owner Kent Epler. 234 W. Front St. 543-0677.

Marie’s Art–Eries
Featuring original art, prints, framing, candles, gifts, and more! For all things art. 702 SW Higgins Ave. 542-0046.

Melanie Alvarez Gallery
Located at 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

Miracle of America Museum
Poster art, functional art, contemporary/sculpture art and more. At 58176 U.S. Highway 93, Polson. 883-6804.

Miss Zula’s
At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Featuring art from around the world: baskets, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, sculptures, and more, all handcrafted by fairly paid artisans. At 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955.

The Raven Café
At 130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.

The Roxy
Through November, featuring works in color by landscape photographer Nate Shepard. First Friday opening reception is November 1 from 6-7:30 PM. At 718 S. Higgins. 728-9380.

Shakespeare and Co.
At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Stevensville Main Street Association
Celebrate First Friday in downtown Stevensville! Main street businesses will be hosting openings, receptions, open houses and other activities.

Sutton West Gallery
Through December 3, “Lasting Impressions,” featuring Marcus Bohne, Russell Chatham and Kent Lovelace. Artists reception First Friday, November 1, 5-8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

Treasures of Montana Company
This new shop in St. Ignatius is a non-profit corporation designed for low- to moderate-income and retired Montana artists to exhibit and sell their wares. An open house featuring local artist Joan B. Mason, who works in oils on a variety of surfaces, will be held from November 13-16. Located on Main St. in St. Ignatius.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Gallery is located on the first floor of the Social Science Building. For info, call the gallery at 243-2813.

UM Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through November 29, “Silent Frontier: Icons of Early Montana Settlement,” black-and-white photographs of ghost towns and abandoned settlements by Helena native Richard S. Buswell. The museum is located in the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center (also known as PAR/TV). For info, call the gallery at 243-2020.

UM University Center Gallery
Through November 15, “Inside Out,” organic sculptures by Catherine Paleczny and Amy Jo Johnson. First Friday, November 1, there will be an opening reception from 5-7 PM. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the UC in the Northwest corner of the building. For info, call the gallery at 243-4991.

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