First Friday-March 2018 is predicting a high of 38 with occasional snow showers for our March First Friday. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in Missoula this evening:


School of Art graduate students maintain an alternative exhibition venue in the alley behind the Old Post Pub (now serving French Onion soup!) and invite you to join them this First Friday for “Adjacent Connections” a new exhibition by Ben Skiba. Ben describes the work as such:

“The intention of my current work is to create objects that support another object’s instabilities.  Through paint, tape, cardboard, wood, and other materials I build supporting relationships for ceramic vessels.  Bound quite often by tape, these sculptures shift delicately between one object holding the other, and a mutual embrace.”

The reception will take place from 5-9pm

“half notes and stutter steps” (detail image)

Radius Gallery:

Our friends at Radius have a big show for First Friday with 28 artists! Stop by and check out “Montana Found” an exhibit featuring over 100 expectation-defying artworks by 28 artists. All artworks—paintings, sculptures, collage & assemblage works, fibre art, ceramics and more—incorporate at least one physical object found in Montana. Don’t miss this unique mixed-media tribute to the Treasure State!

The reception will run from 5-7pm.

Small Hands:

A mysterious group of local artists have banded together to form a shadowy organization known as Small Hands. Or not. It’s probably just an innocent collective of Missoula art folk doing their thing. Either way, they are hosting a reception at the Golden Rose from 5-8 and they promise free beer.
Their official announcement:

“Come celebrate the big league startup of Small Hand Brand, a group of deviants and local artists hell-bent on exposing the lunacy of our leadership through a satirical lens. FREE BEER, free merchandise giveaways, and good times with like-minded individuals.”

Frends (sic):

Ok, this one is somewhat mysterious as well. Posters around the Fine Arts building are advertising a First Friday exhibition strangely titled “Frends” at the Missoula Senior Center. Listed on the bill are Emmit, Sean, Dillon, Garret, Drae and Mac. We’re not even sure these are their real names!

Missoula Art Museum:

The folks over at MAM have a double feature in store for us this First Friday! Head on over to see the works of Joseph Baráz and the Sentinel High School Student Show. Baráz, a Helena-based artist who was born in Hungary, will introduce his new work, “Totems and Stelae” publicly displayed for the first time at MAM, and the works of Sentinel High School’s finest young artists will be on display.

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