1888 Metal Arts
In October, the featured artist is Mike Mickelson, art teacher at Stevensville High School. Refreshments served First Friday, October 4, from 6-9 PM. 118 Main in Stevensville.
Art City in Hamilton
At 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.
The Artists’ Shop
Through October featuring Hamilton painter Laura Mae Jackson, Corvallis woodworker Joseph Thompson and Polson Potter Mimi Werner. Opening reception is october 3 from 5-8 PM. At 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.
Art Museum of Missoula
Three new exhibitions: Willem Volkersz: “Domestic Neon” (through Dec. 1); Mark Abrahamson: “Montana Legacy,” which depicts the legacy of environmental degradation in the state (through Oct. 23); and Edgar Smith: “Small Tales from the Big Sky” (through Nov. 19). First Friday artists reception with Mark Abrahamson is October 4 from 6-8 PM with a gallery talk by the artist at 5:30. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.
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.
Through Oct. 31, featuring works by Patricia Aboussie, Sally Friou and Cynthia Kingston. First Friday opening reception October 4 from 6-8 PM. At 190 S. Third W. 728-1358.
The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center
Located at 525 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. 837-6927.
Located at 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.
During the month of October, featuring new works by print maker Jill Bergman. The artist specializes in linoleum block prints combined with mixed media elements. First Friday artists reception is Oct. 4 from 5-8 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.
The Dana Gallery
At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.
Farm ART SPACE
Farm Art space is exhibiting “Original Intention,” ancient Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist figures displayed in altar-like settings (respectful offerings are welcome), and “Of Whales in Paint,” works by Barcelona artist Manuel Mondejar, both running through Oct. 12. At 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.
The Flower Bed
Through October, featuring the works of Pam Morris and her fascination with llamas. Also featuring locally grown flowers and plants. First Friday artists reception is Oct 4 from 5–8, and they’re serving up authentic Wisconsin-style brats for the festivities. Music by Jay Aiken. At 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.
Through Oct. 28, featuring “Elements of the Natural World,” a look at intimate landscapes by photographer Tim Cooper. This newly reopened gallery is associated with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Grand Opening celebration is First Friday Oct.4 from 5-8 PM. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.
At 211 W. Front. 721-7332.
On view through Oct. 11, “Paper or Plastic” by Eli Robb, and opening Oct. 12, “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
Now featured is “The Call of the Mountains: the Artists of Glacier National Park,” through Oct. 12. Also, “Blackfeet Indian Tipis Design and Legend,” through Oct. 12, Mark Miller and Teri Cannavaro: “Colors of Tradition”; Lisa Berry: “Explorations in Faith,” and Betty Billups: “Small Bright Pebbles.” 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.
Majestic Mountains Gift and Gallery
Featuring handcrafted ceramic tiled boxes by John Reeves. First Friday refreshments served Oct. 4 from 6-9 PM. At 205 Main in Stevensville.
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.
At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.
Monte Dolack Gallery
First Friday reception on Oct. 4 from 5-8 PM celebrates the release of Dolack’s new fine art poster, “Stealing Fire.” Also on display are works by Dolack and other artists. Located at 139 W. Front. 549-3248.
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Featuring black-and-white photographs by David Nolt in an exhibit entitled “Nepal: A Portrait and Journal.” Artists reception and slide show First Friday Oct. 4 from 6-8 PM. Also, 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
In October, featuring Tainted Saints and Pirate Surkus presenting a monstrous mishmash of artistic mayhem, creatures and constructions to awe and amaze you. At 130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.
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
Oct. 2-29, “Canvasing the West II,” paintings by Dana Boussard, Ann Coe, Carrie Fell, Larry Pirnie, George Gogas, Bill Shenck, Thom Ross, George Gogas, Kevin Red Star and Donna Howell-Sickles. Artists reception First Friday, Oct. 4, 5-8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Through October, “Material + Process,” sculptures by Santa Fe artist Tracy Krumm and Helena artist Richard Swanson. Both artists explore notions of transformation through the use of found and natural objects. Artists reception will be held Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-7 at the Gallery, with lectures by both sculptors at 7:15 in Gallagher Building room 123. 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 Nov. 29, “Silent Frontier: Icons of Early Montana Settlement,” black-and-white photographs of ghost towns and abandoned settlements by Helena native Richard S. Buswell. Artists reception and book signing will be First Friday, Oct. 4 from 6-9 PM at the gallery. 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 Oct. 25, “The Cocoon Project,” black-and-white photographs serving as “evidence of an event” by Jay Oliver (and Emily, Christopher and Jon Cummings). First Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 PM, Jay Oliver will present a Slide Lecture with an Opening Reception to follow. For info, call the gallery at 243-4991.