Local Arts Guide
- Americans for the Arts
The nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
- City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs
Find out about local public art as well as the city’s Percent for Art program.
- Columbia Art League
Art exhibitions, classes, information for artists and sponsors.
- The Best of Missouri Hands (Missouri Artisans Association)
Represents Missouri artisans. Provides details about events and artisans’ contact information.
- Mid-America Arts Alliance
Supports regional, national, and international performing and visual arts programming.
- Missouri Arts Council
Provides funding to nonprofit organizations through grants to encourage the growth, development, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri.
- National Endowment for the Arts
A federal agency which provides financial support for the arts.
- Art in the Park – Columbia Art League
The oldest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri; takes place in June at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO.
- Art Fair – St. Louis
An annual three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts; takes place each September.
- Brookside Art Annual – Kansas City
An annual event held each May.
- Fall Into Art
An annual weekend event blending art, music and education; takes place in November at Parkade Center in Columbia, MO.
- Heritage Festival & Craft Show – City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs
An annual fall event featuring artisans and tradesmen, many dressed in 19th century costume, demonstrating and selling their merchandise; contemporary crafts are featured as well; takes place at historic Nifong Park.
- Capital Arts Gallery – Jefferson City
- Guide to Art in Columbia
An online guide to museums and galleries in Columbia and nearby cities; also lists performing arts and events and festivals and a Google map of locations.
- Mildred M. Cox Gallery – William Woods University, Fulton, MO
- Access Arts – School of Service
A teaching program offering classes in pottery, weaving, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.
- Columbia Area Career Center
Offers Art and Craft classes for adults during the school year.
- Columbia Art League
Information about art classes and summer art camps.
- Leisure Times – Columbia Parks and Recreation
Schedules of Art and Craft classes for adults.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Classes for 50+; may include art classes.
- Boone County Historical Museum
- City Museum – St. Louis
- Contemporary Art Museum – St. Louis
- George Caleb Bingham Gallery – UMC
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kansas City
- Missouri Art Museums
Directory of art museums, non-profit art organizations and art centers in Missouri.
- Museum of Anthropology – UMC
- Museum of Art and Archaeology – UMC
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City
- St. Louis Art Museum
- State Historical Society of Missouri