Art & Music
First Fridays in downtown Missoula are dedicated to the local talent and many of the shops and art galleries feature an individual or group. During these special events, The Green Light has showcased musicians, painters, photographers, multi-media artists, and clothing designers. We even hosted a calendar-signing event for our local roller derby girls!
Our featured artist for February & March is Blackfoot oil painter, Lauren Monroe. Being a self-taught visual artist, he paints images from his cultural background, often including many typical Plains Indian-style motifs. Lauren primarily works with an acrylic medium, but does use some water color. His images range from traditional style to more abstract pieces. Lauren has only been showing his art for about a year, but has received a great reception. Growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation, Lauren has decided to focus on his art and working for his tribe before continuing his education at the University of Montana to major in English Literature.
Our featured musician for February and March is an up and coming young female out of Spokane, Washington. Maiah Overbay is just 16-years old, a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. She focuses mainly on the Indie Pop and Folk genres, but loves all types of music and performs awesome covers! CDs are available for sale at The Green Light for $10.