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. 

Farewell and Thank You Judy!

Today we are celebrating Judy’s 17 years of outstanding service and commitment to the Kirksville Arts Association as Executive Director with a RETIREMENT CARD SHOWER. Judy plans to begin spending more time participating in art activities, and less time administering art activities beginning June 30th.

Judy has always had an interest and love for the Arts and became a charter member of the Kirksville Community Chorus in 1998, which subsequently led to becoming more active with the arts community by serving as a KAA board member prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2003. Her full biography will be in the Summer 2020 Newsletter where you can read more about her interesting and varied career.

You may mail your cards to Judy Neuweg, 19248 Holly Ct Trail, Kirksville, MO 63501.