Bike Challenge

Special Events:

First Friday Bike Challenge

Friday June 5, 5-9pm

First Friday goers are challenged to use their bicycles (or feet, or other non-motorized form of transport) to visit all the Northside and Westside First Friday art venues. Contenders must collect a stamp or sticker for your Bike Challenge Passport at each participating location. This is a small booklet in which you log your stamp or sticker proving you visited each venue.

Passports can be obtained at any participating First Friday Venue. Any passport holder getís a great dinner deal at Burns St. Bistro. A full passport means you will be eligible for the grand prize drawing. The Clay Studio will do the grand prize drawing at 9 that night. You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to show your full passport to a Clay Studio representative in order to be entered into the drawing!

Participating Locations

  • The Clay Studio of Missoula: The Figure In Montana, group exhibition
  • Real Good Art Space: I can explain, An exhibit by Noel Oyellette
  • The Zootown Arts Community Center: Vibrance, Uschi Carpenter and Ken Stolz
  • Draught Works Brewery: Randy Zielinski, acrylic paintings
  • The Missoula Community Food Co-op, Blue Pine Gallery: Ellie Duncan and Evan Holstrom, new ceramics and illustrations
  • Burns Street Bistro: one free dessert or specialty drink with a $10 purchase; show your server your passport to redeem your prize!

Grand Prizes Include:

  • $50 wood shopping spree at Bad Goat Forest Products
  • Two growlers with a free fill-up at Draught Works Brewing
  • A years Family Membership at the ZACC ($65 value!)
  • $25 gift certificate to Burns Street Bistro
  • ceramic pieces from The Clay Studio of Missoula

Empty Bowls- Help us make bowls!!!

Saturday June 6, 11am-4pm
Hand-build or throw bowls
for this amazing event.
Some clay experience needed as we will not be providing lessons!

Saturday June 13, 11am-4pm
Glazing and decorating-
All levels welcome!

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. The Clay Studio of Missoula will be hosting a two-Saturday event to help make bowls needed for this worthy cause to benefit the Missoula Food Bank's mission!

Empty Bowls, Full Souls
Dinner and Silent Auction
Wednesday, June 24, 5:30-8pm
Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery

An inspiring event featuring local music, personal accounts of hunger, and a nourishing meal. You will leave with a full belly and a hand-crafted bowl in which your meal will be served. Tickets are $30 each. Please call 549-0543 to RSVP.


If the copious amounts of fresh local produce available at the summer markets aren’t reason enough for you make it to the numerous outdoor events in Missoula, the Clay Studio’s booth definitely provides ample reason to do so!  The Clay Studio artists offer free clay activities and/or demonstrations on the potter’s wheel at our event booths, allowing many first timers, young and old, to take a turn on the wheel or experiment with clay projects.

(schedule subject to change)

Summer MADEfair
June 28, 10am-5pm
Caras Park

Rock the Hood Northside/Westside Block Party
Saturday, July 18, 3-9pm
In front of Zootown Art Center

Sunday Streets Missoula
Sunday, July 19, noon-4pm
Higgins Avenue, Downtown Missoula

Kids Fest
Tuesday, July 28, 10:30am-2:30pm
Caras Park

Roots Fest
August 28 & 29, 10am- 6pm Friday and Saturday
Main St, Downtown Missoula