Cultural Affairs Archives

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Social Equity partner Inclusive Impact Institute and the University of Missouri's Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity work together to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in business culture in Columbia.

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.

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...

Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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This video was included as part of the 27th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2020 Columbia Values D...

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.

City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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Columbia City Manager John Glascock talks with James Whitt about the African American Heritage Trail.