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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...

Third MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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Third MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The third in a series of murals along the MKT Trail will be unveiled in a public ceremony Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at Flat Branch Park near the Elm Street underpass. Reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,...

Family Fun Fests

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Family Fun Fests

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Enjoy a fun filled summer at the Family Fun Fests. Bring your family to Cosmo Park for music, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art and more. Family Fun Fests take place on t...

42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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The 42nd Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show will be held September 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Street. Shuttle parking for the Heritage Festival will be available at nearby Dis...

Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

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 ...

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...

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.

Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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The Columbia Experimental Music Festival, presented by Dismal Niche Arts, returns to Columbia this week. The event kicks off at Cafe Berlin Thursday, October 3, with new jazz percussionist Makaya McCraven. The festiva...

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, ...