Arts Missoula is excited to announce we will host an Arts Missoula First Friday Pop Up Gallery on the first friday of each month at The Wren Hotel (201 E. Main St.) from 5-7pm. Additional showings of the artist work throughout the month will be by appointment only and scheduled between the artist and the Wren Concierge desk.
Artwork will hang in the Wren's meeting space and features white walls, natural light and garage doors opening to Main Street. This gallery space is centrally located on Pattee and Main, with Black Coffee Roasting, Conflux and three busy hotels sharing the corridor.
We are seeking new artists to showcase each month. **Note**The December artist will have an opening December and not January, however artwork remains in place till the end of January. Showcase your work in this centrally located spot in downtown Missoula, sure to catch the attention of all First Friday goers.
What you need: artist statement, your preferred month(s) of gallery opening, artist bio and press-quality jpegs of your work. Special attention given to new and emerging artists, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists. This is a space to elevate the visual arts voices that is inclusive and diverse. Shows are limited to 1 artist per month. No group shows at this time.
Artists will be selected by a committee of artists and community members to ensure our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and variety of work displayed.
Arts Missoula will arrange refreshments for each opening and will be alcohol free due to restrictions for the Hotel. Arts Missoula will take a small commission on artwork sold to cover marketing, refreshments and staff time. Arts Missoula will seek sponsorships for each month to help defray costs and take pressure off the gallery to make sales. These openings are about providing a unique opportunity for artists to show their work in a focused environment.
Accept or Decline notifications will be sent within one month from submission date. If your proposal is accepted we will arrange a meeting and review a month that works for you. Please select all months that you are available.
This space is only available for 2D artists. 3D art such as sculpture will not be allowed.
Application deadline is August 31st for September 2023 to July 2024 openings.