Category Cultural Affairs

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! For more detailed festival information, visit ... https://columbiaartleague.org/artinthepark/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...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held the morning of Thursday, January 17, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia, Missouri. This year's theme: The Power of Diversity. The Columbia Values Diversi...

Student Diversity Writing 2019

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Student Diversity Writing 2019

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This video was included as part of the 26th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2019 Columbia Values D...

Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Three years ago, in 2015, City Manager Mike Matthes announced a citywide strategic plan to reduce economic inequality in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, an annual report is presented to Council to recap the progress ma...