Cultural Affairs Archives

Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Be part of Columbia’s history. Submit your favorite “one word” (or one phrase) description. You might submit historic names and events (at least 50 years in the past), important dates, adjectives, Columbia-isms, neigh...

Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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The Columbia Experimental Music Festival, presented by Dismal Niche Arts, returns to Columbia this week. The event kicks off at Cafe Berlin Thursday, October 3, with new jazz percussionist Makaya McCraven. The festiva...

42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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The 42nd Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show will be held September 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Street. Shuttle parking for the Heritage Festival will be available at nearby Dis...

2019 Community Scholars

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2019 Community Scholars

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Highlights from the award-winning Community Scholars Program. In 2018 the Community Scholars Program received the Missouri Municipal League's Innovation Award for demonstrating new approaches to solving municipal chal...

2019 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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2019 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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The City of Columbia’s 67th annual Fourth of July Fire in the Sky celebration is back again for another year of family-friendly fun! Fire in the Sky is made possible by generous sponsor donations from Columbia Insuran...

Art in the Park 2019

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Art in the Park 2019

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ART. IN A PARK. THE FIRST WEEKEND IN JUNE. AWESOME! More detailed festival information.

Drinkraft in the Arts District

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Drinkraft in the Arts District

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There is a new kombucha bar in the North Village Arts District. Located on 300 North Ninth St., Drinkraft Tasting Cafe now serves tea, cocktails, and nitro coffee in a unique cafe and tasting room space. You’ll also f...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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Since 2008, Room at the Inn has provided winter shelter for homeless adults. From December through mid-March each year, Room at the Inn has provided a clean, safe place to warm up, have a meal, and get a good night's ...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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Kari works extremely hard at organizing and promoting social diversity and cultural understanding in our community. She is a leader in the "Building Inclusive Communities" training program at the City of Columbia, fac...

MKT Mural: We Are All Crew

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MKT Mural: We Are All Crew

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The latest MKT trail mural, located near the Elm Street underpass, was a collaboration between the Union of Concerned Scientists and Resident Arts. The design was inspired by a quote by the Canadian futurist and philo...