Ends on June 30, 2017

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 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. 


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.

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