Introduction to Columbia Arts Guide
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Columbia has no shortage of visual and performing arts opportunities. With a variety of galleries, museums, performance venues, and festivals, residents and visitors alike will find plenty to see and do.
Expect to see an array of art at the galleries and museums listed in this guide—painting, photography, ceramics, fiber, sculpture, jewelry, glass, metal and more—made by local and regional artists, as well as those from around the nation and the world. Offerings at all locations change regularly, so visit often.
Columbia brings the arts to life with live music, engaging theatre, captivating dance, and thought-provoking film. Whatever your taste in performing arts, somewhere in Columbia, on almost any night, you can find something to entertain and surprise you.
A great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this guide. Used as a reference, it can enhance your enjoyment of Columbia. Operating hours for the locations listed in the guide were current as of the date of publication. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm.
The city has planned future revisions of the guide to include any new locations. For more information about the arts in Columbia, contact the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA): (573) 874-6386, OCA@GoColumbiaMo.com, or GoColumbiaMo.com/Arts.
Project Coordination: Sarah Dresser
Brochure design: Kristen Brown, Hoot Design Co.
Editorial Assistance: Shelby Sternberg
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the
Missouri Arts Council, a state agency,
and Columbia's Convention and Visitors Bureau.