Connecting Art, Culture and Community through Education, Advocacy and Celebration.

Arts Missoula serves as a resource for the coordination, development,  and support of art and culture for the benefit of the Missoula  community, with the goals of:

  • Advocating for public and private support of the arts.
  • Encouraging collaborative efforts among local arts organizations.
  • Educating  community leaders and policymakers about the economic benefits of the  arts. 
  • Celebrating the value of diverse cultures and helping our  community understand its place in the world.

                Art. Culture. Community.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 5 submissions have been received.

Solo carvers and teams of friends and family are welcome - 2 per sons per block! 

All ice carvings judged by a panel of volunteers. 

Ice is provided as is the pedestal to carve on. 

Bring your own carving tools! Chain saws may not be used. Battery operated power tools are okay. Power will not be available.



LOCATION: Entrance of the AC Hotel, 175 N Pattee St

TIME: 9am - 3pm



If you have any questions please contact

First Night Spotlight is a teen vocal competition in the spirit of The Voice. It is produced through a partnership among Arts Missoula, the Missoula Broadcasting Company, and MCPS Flagship. Auditions take place in late November/early December (see below for dates). Finalists are chosen from each high school to go on to the final competition on New  Year's Eve. 

This year all performances will take place, live and in person!  Finals are at The ZACC. There will be a live audience as well as a livestream for those who want to watch from home.

If you'd like you can also provide a video to be projected as you play.

Final winners will be awarded the following prizes:

First Place: $300 & a live radio performance

Second Place: $200

Third Place: $100


  • Maximum of 3 Performers
  • All acts must include a vocal performance

ALL PERFORMERS & ACCOMPANISTS MUST BE REGISTERED STUDENTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE THEY ARE AUDITIONING. If you are a home school student you, and anyone else performing with you or providing accompaniment must be of high school age. NO ADULTS ACCOMPANISTS PLEASE

Performers will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Voice Quality
  • Stage Presence
  • Audience Engagement

Performers can gain bonus points in these optional categories:

  • Original Material
  • Dramatization / Choreography
  • Costume

Preliminary Round Schedule:

November 30 - Sentinel Students - @Sentinel High School - 7:00pm

Dec 2 - Hellgate Students - @ Hellgate High School Auditorium - 5:00pm

Dec 3 – Big Sky, Willard, Surrounding Areas & Homeschoolers – @ Big Sky HS Auditorium – 5:00 PM



For two hours of your time, we will give you a free First Night button which will give you access to all First Night events. All our volunteer opportunities are indoors, so don't worry - you'll be nice and warm!


The majority of volunteers at First Night stand at the door, check buttons, and make sure that venues are within safe fire capacity. We place two volunteers together at each venue. Sign up with a friend!

If you have questions please contact

Each year, Arts Missoula takes time to honor outstanding individuals and businesses who have made a positive impact on our community through the arts. This year's awards luncheon is Tuesday, October 26 at the DoubleTree Edgewater.

Use the form below to either type within the box or attach a document at the bottom of the page and click the submit button. You must chose one of the following categories for your nomination.

  • Individual Artist is presented to someone who has shown exceptional achievement in music, visual art, dance, literature, film, theater or performance art. 

  • Cultural Ambassador is awarded to an individual or couple who have supported Missoula’s arts community or helped to advance cultural diplomacy through volunteer, administrative, philanthropic, professional or legislative efforts.

  • Arts Educator honors an outstanding educator for any age level who has devoted a career to teaching one or more of the arts, and making a significant impact on this community. 

  • Business Support of the Arts honors a local business that has made significant contributions to Missoula’s art and cultural organizations.

  • Cultural Vision is described as a person or organization that has developed a special project or program demonstrating unique artistic vision.

TERMS: Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be considered. Only one nomination per form, to nominate for another category you must resubmit. All nominations must be submitted through this form, emailed or postmarked by September 3, 2021. 

If you have questions, please call 406/541-0860.

Arts Missoula