Cultural Affairs Archives

2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 22nd Annual Celebration of the Life & Teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme: "Harmonious Voices in a Diverse Community."

2016 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2016 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 23rd Annual Celebration of the Life & Teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "Unity in Our Community." Recorded on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

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.

2018 Art in the Park

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2018 Art in the Park

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The 2018 Art in the Park festival celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. The event took place in Stephens Lake Park and featured artwork by local and national artists, live music, food vendors and a children's act...

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...

2018 MCPA Award Winner: TrueFalse Film Fest

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: TrueFalse Film Fest

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Previous year's MCPA Award winners are eligible to receive the Mayor's Award, meant to recognize sustained dedication to sustainability. For their continued efforts in reusing through artistry, composting, recycling a...

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...

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 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...

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...