Introduction to Columbia Arts Guide

Columbia Arts Guide: a guide to visual and performing arts opportunities in columbia, mo

Introduction to Columbia Arts Guide

Take the Tour

Missouri imageColumbia has no shortage of visual and performing arts opportunities. With a variety of galleries, museums, performance venues, and festivals, residents and visitors alike will find plenty to see and do. 

Expect to see an array of art at the galleries and museums listed in this guide—painting, photography, ceramics, fiber, sculpture, jewelry, glass, metal and more—made by local and regional artists, as well as those from around the nation and the world. Offerings at all locations change regularly, so visit often. 

Columbia brings the arts to life with live music, engaging theater, captivating dance, and thought-provoking film. Whatever your taste in performing arts, somewhere in Columbia, on almost any night, you can find something to entertain and surprise you. 
A great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this guide. Used as a reference, it can enhance your enjoyment of Columbia. Operating hours for the locations listed in the guide were current as of the date of publication. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm. 



Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the
Missouri Arts Council, a state agency,
and Columbia’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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