Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum, corner of Bouch and Fyant streets, Arlee, 406-726-3167: Featured: “Contemporary American Indians in Montana” and “Immigrants from Around the World” plus a video, “I’ll Ride that Horse,” about women bronc riders in Montana. Other displays include a tribute to people who served in the armed forces along with an old-timers’ picture gallery and more. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, 525 Electric Ave., Bigfork, 406-837-6927: Through Aug. 18: "Flying Dreams: Into the Light," new work in glass and metal by Lee Proctor.
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Building 322, 406-728-3476, fortmissoulamuseum.org: "The Road to Today: 250 Years of Missoula's History," "Collecting Missoula: A Look Into the HMFM Collection," "To & From Missoula: Postcards from the HMFM Collection," "Behind the Scenes: HMFM Basement Storage," and "United We Will Win" World War II posters.
Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell, 406-755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org: Through Sept. 9: "Glacier Reflections: A Retrospective," works by Corinne Lundgren, Marsha Davis and Darlene Morgan.
Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson, 406-883-6804, miracleofamericamuseum.org: Original art, sculpture, over 150,000 items shown on five acres and in over 40 buildings. Open all year.
Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., 406-728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org: Through Aug. 26: "Ghost Images," contemporary ledger art by Chris Pappan. First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. Through Aug. 19: "American Flag," featuring an artist-made American flag sewn by 24 women including Missoula native Andrea Rogalski. Through Sept. 16: "What Lies Beneath," Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's hand-stitched narratives. Through Sept. 16: "It Started with Aardvark," screen prints by Elizabeth Dove. Through Sept. 16: "A Portrait Atlas" by Keith Goodhart. Through Sept. 20: "From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection," drawn from donations from private collectors of Hmong refugees in Missoula. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12-3 p.m., Friday, 12-6 p.m.
Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana, 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum. Through -Sept. 9: "Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind" and "James Todd: Looney Toones." Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12-3 p.m., Friday, 12-6 p.m.
Museum of the Plains Indian, junction of U.S. Highways 2 and 89 West, Browning, 406-338-2230: Featuring the artwork of Tom Gervais, Mitchell Zephier and Herman Red Elk. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana, 69316 U.S. Highway 93, Charlo, 406-644-3435: William E. Paxson, great-grandson of Edgar M. Paxson will speak, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton, 406-363-3338, brvhsmuseum.org: “Trappers and Miners,” "Lewis and Clark," "Life in the West," "Bitter Root Valley," "Bertie Lord" and "Natural History."
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula, 406-549-5346, fortmissoula.org: Featured exhibits on War of 1812, Civil War, Imperial age, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Montanans in Battle. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
E3 Convergence Gallery, 229 W. Main St., 406-830-3168, e3gallerymissoula.com: Through Aug. 26: "Let It Enfold You," a summer juried show inspired by Charles Bukowski's poem of the same name. Featuring a variety of artwork including Adam Birely, Adelaide Gale Every, Carla Bissinger, Christopher Willis, Connie Dillon, Elaine Fraticelli, Elizabeth Herrmann, Jessie Smith, Kat Green, Katrina Ruhmland, Kerry Kage Harp, Lauren Yandell, Linda Cohen, Lucas Cleaver, Patty Franklin, Sky Angove, Solomin Ga'moe, Suzanne DeMarinis and Zac Pohlman. Encore reception on First Friday, Aug. 4, from 5-8 p.m., with music by Maiah Wynn and the gallery's "Paint Our Fence" project.
4 Ravens Gallery, 248 N. Higgins Ave., 406-317-1543, firstname.lastname@example.org: In August: "Part of," a solo show of found-object masks by Youpa Stein. Opening reception Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Artists’ Shop, 127 N. Higgins Ave., 406-543-6393, missoulaartistsshop.com: In August: "Wilde Soul," black-and-white photography by Hannah Hernandez. Artists' reception Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Unit A, 406-543-0509, theclaystudioofmissoula.org: In August: "Current Explorations" by long-term resident Joshua Kuensting. First Friday reception, Aug. 4, 5:30-9 p.m.
Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave., 721-3154: First Friday, July 7, 5-8 p.m. featuring the annual "Summer Show" with a host of new works by Robert Moore, Caleb Meyer, Silas Thompson, David Mensing, Robert Schlegel, R. David Wilson, Jennifer Li, Patricia Robinson-Grant, Clay Pape, Alan Chan, Kira Fercho, Dana Berardinis and Charley Shipley.
Frame of Mind, 1706 Brooks St., 406-549-8589, frameofmindmt.com: Featuring a retrospective of work by the late artist Mary Beth Percival, plus works by her husband Monte Dolack. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gallery 709 in Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan St., 406-541-7100, montanaart.com. Through Aug. 25: Oils, watercolors, sculptures and other work by the late UM art professor Aden Arnold. First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave., 406-728-7050, kendahljanjubb.com. Featuring new work by Kendahl Jan Jubb, Arthur Herring and James Hoffmann. First Friday, Aug. 4, with live music by Ron Meissner and friends. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ohrmann Museum and Gallery, two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1. Usually open during the warm months. Featuring paintings, wood, metal and bronze sculptures by Bill Ohrmann and metal sculptures by John Ohrmann.
Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St., 406-541-7070, radiusgallery.com. Through Aug. 12: "Sonnets," featuring new artwork by ceramic artist and UM professor Julia Galloway and painter Stephanie Frostad. Aug. 18-Sept. 23: group show featuring new artwork by Catherine Earle, Jennifer Eli French, Trey Hill and Crystal Morey.
Sandpiper Art & Gift Gallery, Main Street, Polson, 406-883-5956, sandpiperartgallery.com: In August: "Pause and Reflect," a members-only show featuring current and former Sandpiper member artists past and present. Reception Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Art on view
Bathing Beauties, 501 S. Higgins Ave., 543-0018, bathingbeautybeads.com: First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring "Ever Changing Never Changing," by Rebecca Kelley of Heroinemade Jewelry.
Bernice's Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W.: In August: "Big Spaces," a mixed-media show by Lisa Autio.
Betty's Divine, 509 S. Higgins Ave., 721-4777, divinetrashvintage.com: First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring Halisia Hubbard's "Tour de Vine," gouache paintings of vintage bicycles.
Bridge Pizza, 600 S. Higgins Ave., 406-542-0002: Jay Rummel’s trilogy of prints, “Lady from Missoula County,” “Road to the Buffalo” and “When First Unto Came to this Country.” Monte Dolack’s original movie posters circa 1973.
Butterfly Herbs, 232 N. Higgins Ave.: In August: Surrealist paintings by John Ryan. First Friday reception, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m.
Clyde Coffee, 610 S. Higgins Ave., 406-540-4481: First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring a large, found-object "garbage quilt" and "pocket planters" by Jo Nasvik. Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
FreeCycles, 721 S. First St. W.: First Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. featuring work by artist Lena Olson and live music provided by Charlie Apple of PartyGoers, Fantasy Suite, and others. There will be live performance, choreographed by Logan Prichard, as well as work from local artists: Erin Langley, Joshua Masias, John Christenson, Megan Escene, Jordan Chesnut, Jon Green, Daphne Sweet, Nick Kakavas, Christina Harrelson, Lena Olson, and Padyn Humble.
Gecko Designs, 523 N. Higgins Ave.: First Friday artist reception, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m., featuring "Interdimentionalism," drawings depicting inner and outer space by Rashid Abdel Ghafur.
Grain and Anomal Press, 235 N. First St. #D: Saturday, Aug. 5, 12-5 p.m.: A joint grand opening for Grain, a lifestyle store specializing in vintage and sustainably made goods and clothing, and Anomal Press, the print studio of local artist David Miles Lusk. For more information, go to shopgrain.com or anomalpress.com.
La Stella Blu, 612 S. Higgins Ave.: First Friday, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring "Let There Be Lamps," whimsical, functional ceramic lamps by former Clay Studio of Missoula resident Koral Halperin.
Public House, 130 E. Broadway, 531-5539: First Friday, Aug. 4, 5:30-8 p.m. featuring Guatemalan goods for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Mission. Light snacks and beverages will be available.
Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., 406-549-7555, zootownarts.org: Second Friday gallery opening, Aug. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring "Digital Organics," works by Michael Greytak and "Intimate Landscapes," works by A. Elliott.