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The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is a department of the City of Columbia whose mission is to create an environment where artists and cultural organizations thrive by advancing and supporting the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Columbia. 

In addition to initiating or supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the OCA administers the city’s Percent for Art program, which allows for 1% of the cost of new city construction or renovation over $1 million to be used for site-specific public art, as well as overseeing funding programs for local arts and cultural organizations. 


Contact Information

Walton Building
The Walton Building

Office address – The Walton Building: 
300 S. Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205

Phone: 573.874.6386
Fax: 573.443.3986
OCA@como.gov

For media inquiries or public information, please contact Program Specialist, Elise Buchheit.

 

Sarah Dresser

Manager

573-874-7512
sarah.dresser@como.gov 

 

Elise Buchheit

Program Specialist

573-874-6387
elise.buchheit@como.gov

 

Kristina Wolf

Senior Administrative Assistant

573-874-7311
kristina.wolf@como.gov