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Traffic Box Art: Band of Animals

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Traffic Box Art: Band of Animals

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A Band of Animals now inhabits the street corner at Ninth and Cherry. Learn how a bird, fox, deer and owl are abating graffiti.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Head down to the North Village Arts District on the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Galleries, shops and business will be open to the public with music,...

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.