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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The Stewart Road Underpass along the MKT Trail just got a little brighter. Join us on Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. for the public unveiling of the Stewart Road Mural, "Make a Brighter Future," painted by young and eme...

Office of Cultural Affairs Annual Arts Funding

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Office of Cultural Affairs Annual Arts Funding

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The Office of Cultural Affairs offers annual funding to nonprofit arts agencies in Columbia. Find out about the funding process and how it benefits the community.

Diversity Writings 2016: Unity in our Community

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Diversity Writings 2016: Unity in our Community

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This video features students reading from their poems or essays describing how there is unity in our community despite our differences. The video was featured at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration Thursday, Ja...

40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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Mark your calendars! The Heritage Festival and Craft Show is this weekend Sept. 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. Live entertainment, education, shopping, and dining come together at historic Nifong Park for two days p...

Public Art Tour with the Otocast App HD

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Public Art Tour with the Otocast App HD

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Columbia’s collection of public art can now be experienced on your mobile device. Use the free mobile app to guide you on a tour of over 35 pieces of public art around town. Each stop on the tour includes photos, writ...

2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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Come celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Columbia! Karen Chandler, superintendent of the Parks and Recreation department, talks about everything that's going on for the 64th annual Fire in the Sky celebration.

Percent for Art: Norleen Nosri’s CommuniTea I & II

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Percent for Art: Norleen Nosri’s CommuniTea I & II

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Norleen Nosri, a ceramics artist, creates a tea set for community, the last Percent for Art project in Columbia's city hall.

Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Firefighters ring the last call bell when one of their own dies in the line of duty. Now, there is a ceramic memorial to honor those who have given their lives in an effort to save others.

Graffiti Abatement 2014

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Graffiti Abatement 2014

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Learn how the City of Columbia Neighborhood Services, Office of Cultural Affairs and the District have teamed up to combat downtown graffiti.

Traffic Box Art: These Streets Are Full of Color

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Traffic Box Art: These Streets Are Full of Color

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From bland to beautiful: learn the inspiration behind Madeleine Marie LeMieux's 2016 addition to the Columbia, Missouri, traffic box art program.