The stay-at-home order that Gov. Bullock is lifting on Sunday has taken a toll on artists, musicians, and related businesses and nonprofits, who are offering services online or for pick-up.
Bullock began dialing back restrictions on some retail businesses, who have the option of opening with physical distancing requirements. The decision to reopen rests with individual shops and organizations, and local health boards may put stricter rules in place than the governor did. These are the online offerings that were available at deadline. Contact them below to check on their status.
Does your organization offer online or at-home arts activities or entertainment? If so, email your information to email@example.com.
Attack and Release Sound and Studio: See local bands live-stream concerts, or hear archival live shows, on sound and recording engineer Matt Olson's Attack and Release Sound and Studio Facebook page.
Artists’ Shop, missoulaartistsshop.com: The Artists' Shop has a new on-line shopping site, featuring art and fine crafts by local artists, as well as direct links to the artists for even more great work. We can ship to your newly-weds, birthday-girls and boys, and shut-in friends. Check us out at https:/missoulaartistsshopstore.com/ or at the gallery website http://www.missoulaarti.stsshop.com/.
The Big Sky Drive musical duo presents a live concert on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. Go to the Big Sky Drive page on Facebook.
Bob Wire's Stay-at-Home Special: The Missoula songwriter and humorist recorded a 40-minute video special with songs and stories that you can view on his "ednor49" YouTube channel.
The Book Exchange, booksmontana.com, 406-728-6342: The new and used bookstore is offering curbside pick-up and delivery for its entire inventory of 175,000-plus book titles, in addition to jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku, origami, kids and adult activities and homeschooling books, graphic novels and used or collectible comics.
The Clay Studio of Missoula is offering new ways to stay engaged with ceramics at theclaystudioofmissoula.org:
• Clay resource page: theclaystudioofmissoula.org/clay-resources. A curated list of resources, both online and traditional media, that will enhance your research or inspirational quest through the world of ceramics.
• Kids and family clay resource page: theclaystudioofmissoula.org/kids-and-family-clay-resources. Browse a collection of simple and fun activities for all ages.
• Online gallery: theclaystudioofmissoula.org/online-gallery. Shop handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic items and support our sales gallery artists online.
• Blog: theclaystudioofmissoula.org/blog. Stay up-to-date on Clay Studio of Missoula news, get interesting content, and engage with our community.
Rosie Cerquone, artist in residence at Downtown Dance Collective, shares original songs written for vibraphone and voice, 7:30 p.m., April 29, on Facebook Live. Go to the Facebook page for the Downtown Dance Collective or Rosie Cerquone Music to find a link.
Ear Candy Music, 542-5029, earcandymusic.biz: Online ordering and delivery for vinyl, CDs and tapes.
Fact & Fiction Bookstore, 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com: Online and phone orders available for home delivery.
Frame of Mind, 1706 Brooks St., 406-549-8589, frameofmindmt.com: Art available to view and purchase online, plus at-home crafts and projects for kids, parents and artists.
Gallery 709 in Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan St., 406-541-7100, montanaart.com: Virtual show of time-lapse watercolor painting videos by Don H. Mundt on Youtube and show of past works shown by video tours of the gallery to be found on Instagram for Don H Mundt or Facebook at Gallery 709 or Montana Art and Framing. Art available to preview online and on Facebook. If you're interested in something, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickup and shipping can be arranged.
Hockday Museum of Art, Kalispell, hockadaymuseum.org: Free Emergency Art Kits for kids sheltering in place are available for contact-free pickup Wednesdays and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Look for them in a box outside the side entrance of the museum off the alley. They go fast, so come early! Each kits is unique and includes: a sketchbook, art-making instructions, Montana themed coloring pages designed by local artists, miscellaneous surprise materials, and basic supplies like colored pencils, crayons, and glue.
Humanities Montana, humanitiesmontana.org:
• "Gather Round" is a DIY humanities toolkit. Each week Humanties Montana shares a quote or prompt for you to use at home — have a conversation with the people to whom you are closest.
• Read Sara Baume’s full essay “Home Waters” from the anthology "Hearth: Global Conversations on Community, Identity, and Place."
International Dark-Sky Association's Montana Chapter hosts virtual Dark Sky Week, April 19-25. montana.darksky.ngo; Facebook.com/MTDDarkSkyIDA/. Night on Earth Watch Party, 7 p.m., April 24, join the chapter for a free, synchronized remote Netflix party, visit bitly.com/MontanaNightonEarth.
International Wildlife Film Festival running through April 25, with a majority of films viewable for free. Visit wildlifefilms.org to purchase a virtual pass for daily extras.
Missoula Children's Theatre, 728-1911, mctinc.org: Through May 30, the Missoula Children’s Theatre is releasing materials for people to put on their own musical at home as part of their new Playdate program. Each Monday, MCT will provide a script, music tracks and guidance on building props and a set, choreography and costume design through live-streamed videos on social media. Families are encouraged to share photos and videos of their performance at the end of the week. To sign up for the program, visit mctinc.org.
Missoula Art Museum, 721-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org:
• The Museum as a Megaphone program provides a free resource for parents, teachers and caretakers to integrate art into remote schooling. The platform includes video tours, an interview with artist Lillian Pitt, lesson plan resources about contemporary art and a guide for an at-home art-making project.
• Teens from all high schools are invited to participate in Teen Art Share, which will culminate in an exhibition in the Lela Autio Education Gallery once the Museum re-opens. Follow @mam_teens on Instagram and post your art using #MAMhomestudio. All art posted must be created during the time of recent school closures.
The Missoula Fine Art Studio, 703-906-2967, missoulafineartstudio.com: The classically trained instructors at the Missoula Fine Art Studio are starting to post online tutorials.
Missoula Public Library, 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org: Literary and educational resources available at missoulapubliclibrary.org/resources/databases-a-z. Resource include Mango Languages, Kids Info Bits, Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 plus much more.
• eBooks and audio books available at missoulapubliclibrary.org/download-books-movies-music-and-magazines.
• Watercolor painting class continues with an online platform each week. https://tinyurl.com/mplwatercolor.
Montana Area Music Association, mama4mt.org: The musicians group is featuring artists on its social media channels on Fridays and plans on compiling live streams for its newsletter.
Murphy/Jubb Fine Art, kendahljanjubb.com: Art work viewable online, on Facebook and Instagram at murphyjubbfineart.
North Valley Public Library, Stevensville, northvalleypubliclibrary.org: A library card (or you can apply for a digital-only card) gives you access to digital audiobook and ebook collection through MontanaLibrary2Go.
Painting with a Twist, paintingwithatwist.com/studio/missoula. Painting with a Twist has moved to "Twist at Home." Kits and written instructions for paintings along with Facebook Live classes for remote learning will be provided. People can register online; kits will be ready to be picked up from 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Painters just honk, yell their registration, and their items will be put in their trunk. Kits contain table paper, canvas with a pre-sketch or stencil, chalk if there is a stencil, paint, paintbrushes, paper towels, water cup.
Radius Gallery, 541-7070, radiusgallery.com: Online shop available for its current exhibitions and represented artists, and they are open by appointment. Go to the gallery's Facebook page at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, for a tour of the new fifth annual Ceramics Invitational from gallery owners Lisa Simon and Jason Neal. The show features 12 artists from around Montana and the country. They are Kelsey Bowen, Mary Briggs, Sunshine Cobb, Adam Field, Leslie Fry, Andrea Moon, Carla Potter, Eric Rempe, Kelly Stevenson, Michelle Summers, Austyn Taylor and Kensuke Yamad.
Rockin’ Rudy’s, rockinrudys.com: Online ordering available for music, clothes, gifts and all the quirky items the store is known for.
The Roxy Theater, theroxytheater.org: The nonprofit community theater is temporarily closed, but new members can receive a three-month subscription to MUBI, a curated streaming service. Also view new independent films through "Roxy and Chill," and your rental fee goes to support the nonprofit. The International Wildlife Film Festival is also moving to an online streaming format for its "virtual festival" on April 18-25. Go to wildlifefilms.org.
Sean Howard Burress hosts live virtual concerts every Monday at 8 p.m. Go to the Sean Burress channel on YouTube.
Sequesterfest U.S. live streaming music festival. Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Montana time. Watch performers from Missoula and around the U.S. play from their own homes on Facebook Live. Head to the Sequesterfest Livestreaming Music Festivals page. Saturday's line-up: Ted Russell Kamp, Pete Kartsounes, Joan Zen, Richie Reinholdt, Phil Parlapiano, Joe Normal, Don Teschner and Nina Shyne, Magic Kramer, Luke Dowler, Paul Chesne. Sunday: Edward Romero, Quenby Iandiorio, Barbara Nesbitt, Michiko Freemond, Ryan Cassatta, Danny Peck, Chris LaRose, Andrea Harsell, Lee Rizzo and Darius Degher.
Shakespeare & Co., 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com: Online ordering and delivery available.
Spark! Creativity at Home, sparkartlearning.org: Arts educational online resources and activities designed for any families to enjoy doing at home with minimal supplies.
String Orchestra of the Rockies, sormt.org/ArmchairConcerts: The "ArmchairConcerts" series features selected recordings from past SOR concerts.
"Tapestry: Resonant Heart" with Turning the Wheel Missoula featuring live music by Jesse Manno, via Zoom on Thursday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. Register at turningthewheel.org/missoula. $15 suggested, or pay what you can.
Travis Yost and Tom Catmull host live concerts every Monday at 7 p.m. Go to facebook.com/TravisYostMusic.