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.

Zootown Arts Community Center and SPARK! Any Given Child Missoula present

THE MISSOULA MONSTER PROJECT


NEEDED:  Artists looking to collaborate with Missoula’s Kindergartners on original Monster Art

 

Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and "SPARK! Any Given Child Missoula" team up once again to showcase the fifth annual Missoula Monster Project. Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists working together to create “monster art” based on monsters dreamed up by the children. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools (Russel and Jeannette Rankin, and Lewis and Clark) have created original monster drawings for artists to reimagine. 

This project’s purpose is to bring more art to Missoula youth! In an effort to foster that, 100% of the earnings from this show will go towards ZACC's youth education programs. We are asking that all artists who sign up donate 100% of the proceeds of their artwork.

If you want to make a monster, please submit before July 1st. This show tends to fill up fast, so maybe don't wait that long. Once you apply ZACC staff will send you an e-mail with a j-peg of a participating child’s monster for you to interpret. Artists use their own unique style and medium to recreate the child's piece. The results will be displayed in a September 13th art show, featuring both the original child-drawn monsters and the artists’.

ARTWORK INFORMATION: 

SIZE: Your piece can be 8" by 8" (or smaller). This INCLUDES the frame. NO EXCEPTIONS. Your piece will be disqualified if it is too large. There will be over 400 pieces in the show.

READY TO HANG: Your piece must be ready to hang. If it is 2D then there must be a wire on the back. If it is 3D you must provide a shelf that can attached to the wall and bear the weight of your piece. 

DEADLINE: Please drop your piece off to the ZACC between August 1st and August 15th. 

COMMIT: Remember that the child who drew the monster you are making a rendition of is very excited to see your piece. By signing up you have committed to this project.

PLEASE BE PATIENT: It takes us a few days to email out monsters to artists. We do this one at a time. Thank you!

Important Dates 

Drop Off Dates: August 1st and August 15th

MMP Opening: September 13th 5:30 - 8:30



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