Emerson Ballroom

  • Event Time 7:00 pm-11:59 pm
  • Event Start Date 10/28/2017
  • Event Location Emerson Ballroom

Gather your gang of grown-up ghouls for a fiendishly fun Quick Draws, Cocktails & Costumes event. On October 28, the Emerson will unleash its creative spirits to haunt the ballroom with fine art, food, entertainment, and friends. Watch five of the Emerson’s very own artists create one-of-a-kind works of art while relishing beverages and appetizers. Enjoy your first cocktail courtesy of PLONK! As the moon rises, art works will be auctioned off followed by costume contests and a wickedly sweet dance party!

Costume contest: A Halloween party isn’t complete without a costume contest! Whether your style is sweet, spicy, or downright scary, be sure to bring your A-Game to our curated costume event. Prizes will be awarded for best individual and group costume. Get serious, get creative, or get cut!

Decorate your own table contest: If your Halloween spirit shines best in décor then enter our table decoration contest! By purchasing a table for eight, your ‘safe zone’ for the evening is reserved, and you are automatically entered in the contest. Act fast – tables are limited and must be purchased in advance. This is an opportunity to show the Emerson and your guests your best Halloween décor. Judges will award one grand prize for the most imaginative table design. The rules will be provided when you reserve your table.

Tickets are for sale at the Emerson: $30 in advance / $40 at the door
Reserved table for 8: $500 (through 10/27/17)
Please click the Buy Now button or call the Emerson at 406.587.9797 x106 or stop by the front office to purchase your tickets.


Esther Sullivan – For Esther, metalsmithing is a boundless gateway for expression, discovery, exploration and learning. Her work is influenced by nature, the spiritual connection she feels to the earth and the realities of life in the modern world.

Kara Tripp – Montana artist Kara Tripp traded in her brushes for a palette knife and hasn’t looked back.  She enjoys the unique markings created in the oil paint as well as the looseness the palette knife lends her work.

Angela Zanolari – Angela has been producing unique pieces of art for over twenty years across different media including pencil, mixed media, watercolor, pastel, and oil.

Kelley J Sullivan – Kelley is a mixed media painter and Bozeman, Montana native, who carries a strong belief that art should evoke a powerful response, deeply personal to each viewer. She uses washing techniques on her paintings to help draw out images.

Mountainside Designs with Fawn & Co. – Mountainside Designs is a self taught metalsmith inspired by vintage Navajo squash blossom necklaces, silver and turquoise rings, and traditional hand stamped bracelets. Fawn & Co.’s style is a collection of vintage women’s clothing, hand distressed Levi’s cutoffs, and detailed home furnishings with a personal touch.