Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/ Any Given Child Missoula are teaming up to showcase the third annual Missoula Monster Project. Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists, working together to create monster art based on monsters dreamed up by the children. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools will create original monster and assigned local adult artists will interpret the child's monster using his/her own unique style and medium. The results will be displayed in a show featuring both the original child-drawn monster and the artists. This project's purpose is to bring more art into the public schools! In an effort to foster that, a minimum 50% of the earnings from this show will go towards bringing MCPS (Missoula County Public School) kids to the ZACC for art classes. The Missoula Monster Project will be on display in the ZACC’s main and hallway galleries all of September. If you are unable to attend the gallery opening, we are open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and works can be viewed during these hours.