Join us for Quick Draws & Cocktails: Emerson Homecoming

Friday, October 5th
7pm – Midnight

$30 in advance  (thru Ocobter 4)
$40 at the door (October 5)
$400 for a Team Table of 8 (Thru October 3)

Show your Emerson team spirit and join us in the Emerson Gym to rally for arts & culture in the Gallatin Valley. Cheer on local artists as they create original works of art. Help us carry on the grand tradition of making art accessible to everyone by bidding on these works of art at the end of the evening. Join in a little friendly competition by purchasing a table and decorating it with your team spirit.

Your first drink is on us along with light appetizers, music and dancing! Everyone who purchases a ticket or table is eligible to win prizes for showing the most team spirit. Letter jackets, team jerseys, office uniforms, organizational t-shirts, etc. are all encouraged.


Mimi Matsuda (Mimi Matsuda Art) – Painting
Artist Mimi Matsuda paints to inspire people to preserve and protect wildlands and animals.  Ever since childhood, she knew she wanted to teach about animals and paint to tell their stories.  After a decade of park ranger naturalist work for the National Park Service, she paints full time, highlighting the lands and animals she holds most closely to her heart. Her art and illustrations have been commissioned for numerous festivals and sporting events and have been used by the National Park Service in interpretive programming and education for the past decade. She has worked in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. Visit Mimi’s website  to see more of her work.

Laurel Hatch (Laurel Hatch Studio) – Painting

More information on more is coming soon!


Kevin Schwarting (Cold Mountain Art) – Painting
A bona-fide ski bum, Kevin finds inspiration in nature, especially the ways in which people and mountain landscapes interact. We welcome Kevin and Cold Mountain Art as one of the newest tenants of the Emerson. Check out more of Kevin’s work at Cold Mountain Art.


Morena Garcia (Fly Free) – Jewelry

More information on more is coming soon!


Sally O’Neill (Sally Horner O’Neill Jewelry) – Jewelry
Sally O’Neill hand fabricates-which means that she makes almost everything by hand.  Using sawing techniques, stone setting, hammering, soldering, etc. She works with silver and gold along with semi-precious and precious stones. She has always been enamored with antique and vintage jewelry, which she collects, fixes or repurposes and resells.  Many of her designs are based in the antique and classic styles of Art Deco or Art Noveau. Learn more about Sally and her work at her website, SO Jewelry.


Meghan Purcell (Purcell Trading) – Fiber Art
Through the ancient technique of wool felting, Meghan Purcell explores ideas of genuine connection, sustainability, and the integrity of the human hand in an industrialized society.  From sourcing wool locally, to assisting with sheep shearing and felting each piece entirely by hand, every step of the process is highly intentional.  Through the use of raw and found materials native to her surroundings, her innovative and texturally-rich designs redefine Western Landscape Art and transform preconceived notions about this traditional medium. Visit Purcell Trading to learn more about Meghans’ work.




Show your team spirit loud and proud. Dig out your High-school letter sweater or thrown on your favorite team jersey. Do you have an office uniform, do you have a t-shirt from a favorite organization or cause? This is your chance to go all out and show us what you’re proud to be a part of!

Prizes will be awarded to individuals, groups, and table teams showing the most creative and exuberant team spirit.

Spirit Wear Contest – Everyone that purchases a ticket is entered in the the Team Spirit Wear Contest. Prizes will be awarded for best individual and group costumes. Get serious, get creative, get competitive!

Table Teams Contest –Purchase a table for your team of 8 and decorate it to the max to show what your team is all about. Judges will award one grand prize for the most imaginative table design. Other prizes may be determined and awarded the evening of. The rules will be provided when you reserve your table.


Reserve Tickets

Tickets available at the Emerson
$30 – Advance

$40 – At the door

$400 – Reserved table for 8 




Thank you to our sponsors for this year’s event!

If you have any questions about the event, please call 406.587.9797 x 106 or email