Category Cultural Affairs

Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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More than a dozen Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) students spent their summer painting the Locust Street tunnel at Columbia, Missouri's Flat Branch Park with local artist, Madeleine LeMieux.

Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Art means culture. Art means education. Art means entertainment. With the help of Americans for the Arts, the City of Columbia has solid proof that ... art means business. Locally, the nonprofit arts and culture indus...

Percent for Art: Tidal Murmur by Beth Nybeck

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Percent for Art: Tidal Murmur by Beth Nybeck

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Beth Nybeck, a Kansas City metal sculpture artist, designed the artwork for the new Short Street parking garage. Learn what inspired Nybeck to create Tidal Murmur for the City of Columbia's Percent for Art program.

Off the Clock: Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine

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Off the Clock: Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine

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By day, Tony St. Romaine resolves conflicts as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Columbia, Missouri. In his spare time, St. Romaine resolves to become a better painter, one brush stroke and tutorial video at a t...

Columbia City Hall Art Tour

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Columbia City Hall Art Tour

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The City of Columbia's interior and exterior landscape is enriched by the arts. Take a tour of City Hall and discover several Percent for Art treasures.

Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Amanda Harms is a writer, illustrator, and now, traffic box artist. Harms, who believes that it’s never too late to start something new, explains how she juggles her family, career, and creative interests. You can fin...

Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Each first Friday of the month, locals and visitors explore the North Village Arts District to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Amidst the galleries, businesses, and shops open to the public, one unique craf...

Columbia Values Diversity Student Writings

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Columbia Values Diversity Student Writings

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This video was included as part of the 24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2017 Columbia Values ...

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.

2018 Heritage Festival and Craft Show

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2018 Heritage Festival and Craft Show

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A look back at this year's Heritage Festival and Craft Show, where visitors were "taken back to the traditions of the past." The Heritage Festival featured tons of fun and informative activities for all ages: Traditio...