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.

LAST CHANCE – RED BARN ARTIST SERIES

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 https://kirksvillearts.org/redbarnartistseries/ 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: www.facebook.com/KirksvilleArts to stay up-to-date on all KAA news and events. 

2020 Summer on the Square Cancelled

The Kirksville Area Arts Association (KAA) Board of Directors has been closely monitoring, evaluating, and assessing our Summer on the Square series after each performance. Out of caution, the KAA has determined it is in the best interest of the community to cancel the remainder of the season.

The KAA is eager to return with the Summer on the Square series the first Friday of June 2021! We would like to thank the whole community, our performers, our patrons, and especially our sponsors for strongly supporting the Summer on the Square effort and for bearing with us during this difficult time in the world for hosting public events. The KAA would like to provide a special thanks to the City of Kirksville, Sparklight, Dukum Inn Bar and Grill, Chariton Valley Association, Kirksville Tourism Office, and the Missouri Arts Council for their financial support through sponsorships and grants for this and other years’ programs. The KAA appreciates our sponsors and wants to extend great appreciation for their continued support!

In the meantime the KAA is committed to finding new ways to safely celebrate, foster, and share the arts during this uncertain time. Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KirksvilleArts to stay up-to-date on all KAA news and events.

Fall 2020 Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival Cancelled

After long and difficult study the Kirksville Arts Association (KAA) has decided to cancel the Fall 2020 Red Barn Arts Festival. This was not an easy decision when considering the financial difficulties many artists are currently facing, the impact on our own operating budget, as well as the role this festival has come to play in our local community. Many factors were considered, along with the guidelines laid out by the CDC which highlight the risks associated with large gatherings and events for which participants travel from outside the community.

As the KAA moves into our new home in Downtown Kirksville, the Sue Ross Arts Center, we look forward to what the future holds. This includes bringing the Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival back, bigger and better than ever in September 2021.

In the meantime the KAA is committed to finding new ways to safely celebrate, foster, and share the arts during this uncertain time. Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/KirksvilleArts to stay up-to-date on all KAA news and events.