Each year in December, to spread a little holiday cheer, the ZACC hosts a Holiday Open House to celebrate our Friends and Family Art Show. During normal times, the ZACC provides food, drinks, music, and of course, art! While we can't do all those things safely this year, we are still providing a fun experience that friends and family alike can enjoy.
In addition to our Friends & Family show in the Main Gallery, Morgan Smith in the Youth Gallery, and THREE Santa Selfie Stations, this year we're providing FREE take-home paint-your-own-pottery kits to every attendee, so folks can spend quality creative time together at home after walking through the ZACC's safe, socially-distanced, winter wonderland.
ZACC Holiday Open Houses always offer opportunities to meet our board and ZACC staff, learn more about how you can support the ZACC and our programming, and check out our aspirations for future offerings and upcoming events. Visit us each holiday season to celebrate community and our collective vision for the arts in Missoula.
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Looking to purchase art from the 2020 Friends & Family Show? Visit our Virtual Gallery page!
2020 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DETAILS
Friday, December 4, 2020, 3 PM to 8 PM
Head downtown to the ZACC between the hours of 3 and 8 PM on Friday, December 4, and walk through a magical holiday wonderland created by the ZACC! Masks are required, and families and individual attendees will be distanced in their journey through the wonderland, with capacity monitored to ensure safety and enjoyment. Attendees will be given easy to follow maps, and elf-made signs will guide folks through the experience. This festive holiday stroll will include our Artist Shop (full of thoughtful, locally made gift ideas), the 2020 Friends & Family holiday art show, a new show by Morgan Smith in our Youth Gallery, THREE Santa Selfie Stations (complete with hilariously candid, life-size Santa cardboard cut-outs), and a FREE take-home paint-your-own-pottery ornament kit for every attendee! This very special, very safe, very Santa Holiday Open House is totally free, though we would very much appreciate your consideration of an end-of-year donation to the ZACC.
Can’t make it on December 4? No problem! Come by anytime during the month of December and enjoy the ZACC holiday wonderland. View the Friends & Family holiday art show and the youth show by Morgan Smith, browse the Artist Shop, and take personal and family portraits with our life-size Santas! Free Take-Home PYOP Ornament Kits are only available on December 4 though, so come down and do the stroll that day if you can!