Red Barn Holiday Market

Be sure to stop by the Sue Ross Arts Center and visit the Red Barn Holiday Market. Several of your favorite vendors you missed getting to see at Red Barn this year have items for sale in the Gaber Gallery and Clara Straight Conference Room. Support local artists and crafters to find unique and beautiful holiday gifts!

Red Barn Artist Series-Joyce Ayers

Join us at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 17th for a presentation by Joyce Ayers. You can attend in person or online.

This is the third presentation in our Red Barn Artist Series. Joyce’s work will be on display and available for purchase from November 17th to November 30th. Please register by Monday, November 16th. Seating for the live presentation will be limited to allow for physical distancing.


It is your last chance to sign-up to attend our first “Red Barn Artist Series” presentation! Call Lindsay at 660.665-0500 or visit to make your reservation. You can attend in person or online. Seating for the live presentation will be limited. Reservations must be made for both the live and online presentation.

Since we are unable to have the 46th Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival we will be offering the “Red Barn Artists Series” this year. We will be hosting a Lunch and Learn type of presentation, without the lunch, by Red Barn vendors throughout the upcoming year.

The Splintered Spool will be our first presenters. Quilter Andrea O’Brien and woodworker, John O’Brien will speak on Monday, August 31st at 1 pm in the Gaber Gallery at the Sue Ross Arts Center.

John and Andrea will bring an array of items for sale that they typically would have sold at Red Barn. These items will be available for purchase at the Sue Ross Arts Center from August 31st until September 12th.

KHS 2020 Graduate Donates Painting

A student artist that recently graduated from the Kirksville High School (KHS) Class of 2020, Sedrict-Roy Obi-Tabot, is preparing to head off to the Kansas City Art Institute for Fall 2020 classes. Sedrict recently reached out to the Kirksville Arts Association (KAA) stating that he wanted to give something back to the community that he felt supported him, and offered to donate one of his paintings. The KAA welcomed his donation, which can currently be seen at the Sue Ross Arts Center (SRAC) where it is proudly displayed in the front window for the public to enjoy!

The KAA appreciates and wants to thank Sedrict for his donation. The title of Sedrict’s work is “COVID” and features the faces of many different people, some with masks, and some without masks. When asked about the inspiration for the piece, Sedrict indicated that with all the different colors of faces, and all the different things going on in the world today that people disagree about—COVID-19 has attacked all of us the same.

The KAA wishes Sedrict the best as he begins his new endeavor at the Kansas City Art Institute this fall, and is excited to see what the future holds for this talented young artist! Follow us on Facebook at: to stay up-to-date on all KAA news and events.