Zootown Arts Community Center celebrates new downtown location

Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 09:58:44-05
Zootown Arts Community Center downtown building
The Zootown Arts Community Center downtown building in Missoula (MTN News photo)

MISSOULA – The Zootown Arts Community Center held a pre-construction open house on Saturday. They have outgrown their small northside location and is readying to move downtown.

The historic Studebaker building on Main Street is twice the size as the current ZACC location and will feature new rooms, including an artist shop, conference room, performance area, and three classrooms.

The nonprofit focuses on art and music directed towards youth, senior and veteran community members. The new building will be wheelchair accessible and closer to Mountain Line bus stops. 

ZACC Executive Director Kia Liszak said she’s excited for the move.

“It’s just a dream come true. And the way the community has been coming together to support us in this endeavor has been… it just makes me want to cry.”

Construction should be done in September, and the move will also allow the ZACC to hire more fulltime employees.