Got a song? A joke? A fun act? A poem, or something else to share? The ZACC is curating community jamboree open mic' on the first night of the Fair, Tuesday, August 7th! This will be a quieter night at the fair before the rides start. MADE Fair will be going on right next door. The event happens from 5pm to 7pm and we want to see your talents! Sign up here and tell us what you got!

The Western Montana Fair is a community event for children and families of all demographics. Accordingly, all activities must be family-friendly and politically and spiritually neutral. Profane, racist, sexist, xenophobic, politically or religiously controversial language or acts will not be tolerated. Fairgrounds management reserves the right to cease activities and terminate the performance and/or agreement without notice if compliance is not met. Those participating in this event/activity shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Missoula County, its employees and agents, from all claims, liabilities, causes of action or judgments, including costs and attorney fees, asserted by or awarded to third parties as a result of any negligent action or omission or willful misconduct of contractor/performer,  its employees or agents.

The ZACC Gallery hosts a new artist each month, with an opening reception occurring each second Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

We have two gallery spaces optimal for artists.  

Our Main Gallery has a beautiful combination of a high ceilings, three crisp white walls, and a gorgeous brick wall with several windows that look out onto the railroad tracks. The 1500 square foot room has just the right ambiance for works of art and special events and has hosted many emerging and established artists over the years. Our Main Gallery doubles as our classroom space throughout the month, offering an array of viewers.

Our Hallway Gallery offers 2 crisp white walls and high ceilings. Our Hallway Gallery is one of the arterial pathways of the ZACC leading to our popular Paint Your Own Pottery studio as well as our Glass Fusing Studio.  Throughout the month works in the Hallway Gallery receive an eye-full by patrons, schools, and fellow artists.

Both galleries are uncurated, offering artists the chance to express themselves fully by choosing how to display their own work. We love artists who think outside the traditional and challenge the space to be used in different ways. We have had a graffiti artist spray paint our walls for an exhibition, a plexiglass installation, youth exhibitions as well as punk rock bands accompanying a traditional painter's work. We love group shows too. Our second Friday openings are always lively, vivid, and fun.

After Submitting you will receive an acceptance or a decline notification via email within one month of your submission date.  Depending on our existing shows and jury we may choose for you to showcase your work ether in the Hallway or the Main Gallery. 

Community Engagement - All artists are expected to present a gallery talk (or slide presentation) during the opening, or teach a two hr class in the discipling you are displaying the following Sat. Artist may do both. Artists supply all snacks and beverages.

The ZACC is always expanding our adult-ed offerings. If you have an idea for a class for our community art program and the skills to teach, please submit a proposal outlining your curriculum. We accept proposals for both evening and weekend workshops, and 5 week intensives. The ZACC is interested in workshops in a variety of disciplines including, visual, ceramic, sculpture, media, music, creative-writing, and drama. 

To provide leadership, governance, and oversight to the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) in order to assure that the public’s interest are met and the mission fulfilled.


The ZACC is looking for creative, passionate, and strong community leaders to serve as volunteer board members. You must be willing to devote your time and energy to this dynamic and growing organization to help further our mission to deliver all ages arts education, foster sustainable community development, and promote accessible, life-enriching art experiences. We’re especially looking for individuals with financial experience, communications/marketing background, donor development, or previous board experience. 

Zootown Arts Community Center