Cultural Affairs Archives

Graffiti Abatement: Columbia Traffic Box Art

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Graffiti Abatement: Columbia Traffic Box Art

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The City of Columbia implemented its Traffic Box Art program two years ago. Meet involved artist Kate Gray and learn about the inspiration behind her artwork.

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...

24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 24th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Each year, the Celebration brings people together from throughout our co...

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner City of Refuge

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner City of Refuge

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City of Refuge provides a unique, valuable service to immigrants and refugees relocating to Columbia, Missouri: to help them recover and regain control of their lives. Their stated goal is to equip those arriving in o...

2018 Art in the Park

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2018 Art in the Park

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The 2018 Art in the Park festival celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. The event took place in Stephens Lake Park and featured artwork by local and national artists, live music, food vendors and a children's act...

Third MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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Third MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The third in a series of murals along the MKT Trail will be unveiled in a public ceremony Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at Flat Branch Park near the Elm Street underpass. Reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,...

Family Fun Fests

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Family Fun Fests

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Enjoy a fun filled summer at the Family Fun Fests. Bring your family to Cosmo Park for music, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art and more. Family Fun Fests take place on t...

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...

Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

Traffic Box Art: Breaking the Rules

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Traffic Box Art: Breaking the Rules

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Each year the City of Columbia, Missouri, invites artists living in mid-Missouri to create art on traffic signal boxes in the heart of our downtown area. The City Channel sat down with 2018 winner Brittany Williamson ...