Photo of the Missoula Art Museum by Kathi Quick

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The Focus of Our Efforts

Art Workshop Studio

The Art Associates of Missoula is a non-profit organization actively supporting and engaging with the Missoula art community. We are specifically connected with the Missoula Art Museum in conjunction with the Fifth Grade Art Experience and are also dedicated to sponsoring an annual University of Montana art student scholarship.


We provide members a monthly opportunity to gather and engage via gallery visits, working artist and artisan lectures, and various creative workshops.


Our community of artists and art appreciators is diverse and welcoming.


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May.


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Meetings and Activities

Each year our Fall Kickoff Luncheon takes place in September. This is a time for our members to reconnect, for artists/artisans to showcase the work they've been creating, and for members to commence our annual fundraising efforts. Traditionally, this event takes place at The Keep Restaurant and is one of our most popular.


In keeping with tradition, we hold our annual holiday event each December at the Missoula Country Club, featuring our popular cookie exchange and bazaar.


Our workshops, raffles, Spring Tour, and generous donations are the primary fundraisers for our support of the Fifth Grade Art Experience and our annual University of Montana Art Education Scholarship.


Guests are always welcome! We encourage you to check us out and attend an event before becoming a member. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May.


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Join Us!

If you would like to join us as a member of the Art Associates of Missoula, please download the application below or join us with no commitment at an upcoming event before becoming a member (see events page for all details and note that some may have an event fee).


Annual membership dues are $45.00 and a check along with an application can be mailed to:


Payable to: Art Associates of Missoula

PO BOX 1678

Missoula, MT 59806


Click here to view application

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2024 Spring Tour!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Spring Fundraising Event/Tour

Exploring Our Own Backyard - Tour and Lunch $45


10:30 - 12:00 Start with a guided tour and artist talk by printmaker Patricia Thornton at Zoo Town Arts ZACC 216 W. Main Street Missoula


12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at ZACC - Pizza and Salad Buffet by Biga Pizza


1:00 - 4:00 “Unseen Missoula” - Two historical guided walking tours by Missoula Downtown Partnership docents:

“Basements and Back Alleys” and “Carnal Enterprises”


This is AAM’s main fundraiser for the 5th Grade Art Experience and our annual scholarship for a University of Montana Art Student. Bring a friend - everyone is welcome!


If you would like to attend and did not receive the mailed RSVP form, please request the invitation by emailing us at artassociates.missoula@yahoo.com



April Origami Workshop with Bonnie Tarses

April Origami Workshop with Bonnie Tarses

April Tour at MMAC

Thank you to the Montana Museum of Art and Culture for sharing the museum with our group. We love the new space!

April at MMAC

April at MMAC

March 2024 Program with Larry Pirnie

A big THANK YOU to Larry Pirnie for sharing his story with the Art Associates of Missoula. Our group filled the room. We loved hearing how Larry made his way through the art world and how his encounter with Norman Rockwell influenced and formed his decisions. We are thrilled to call you a member of the Art Associates and are grateful for your presence.


March 2024 Program with Larry Pirnie