Ends on June 30, 2019

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


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’.


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