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.
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 Third 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 Missoula kindergarteners. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools (Chief Charlo, Hawthorne, and Franklin) have created original monster drawings. Now, we will assign each adult artist a child’s monster to interpret, using his/her own unique style and medium. The results will be displayed in a September 8th art show, featuring both the original child-drawn monsters and the artists’
This project’s purpose is to bring more art into the public schools! In an effort to foster that, a minimum 50% of the earnings from this show will go towards ZACC's youth education programs that bring art classes to MCPS students and more.
If you want to make a monster, please submit before July 1st. After you submit, a child's monster and its characteristics will be emailed to you for you to interpret in your own artistic style.
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.
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.