High School Student Art Showcase Cancelled

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) the reception for the high school student art showcase has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are working to ensure safety and health for everyone in the community.

If anyone has questions don’t hesitate to call (660)-665-0500 or email

Stay Healthy!

Summer on the Square 2020 Lineup

Each day we are getting closer and closer to the warmer weather we are all waiting for. With that weather means Summer on the Square is back and is packed with fun filled evenings. Check out these event dates and put them in your calendar, because Summer on the Square isn’t that far away!


05 – Keota – Acoustic With Attitude – Macon

12 – New Blue Velvet – Big Band Era Standards – Macon

19 – New Kirksville String Band – Celtic/Blues – Kirksville

26 – Hootin’ Annies & Jimmy Campbell – Bluegrass – KC


03 – Aaron Russell – Country – Springfield

10 – Romani Blue/RaQs Fusion Bellydancers – Middle Eastern – Columbia/Kirksville

17 – Kirksville Community Band 

24 – New Artie’s Univibe – Classic Rock – Columbia

31 –  New Mercy’s Bridge – Country Gospel – Knox City


07 – New The Ragged Blade Band – Ragtime Era/Early Blues – St. Louis

14 – New Two Percent Combo – Jazz – Kirksville/Kansas City

21 – Deadwood – Rock/Blues – Kirksville

28 – Truman Steel – Steel Drum Orchestra – Kirksville

Tile Making Project

There is an opportunity for the community to add to the mosaic mural that was recovered from the fire that will be added to the new arts center.
Individuals or groups can stop by the Kirksville Art Association Gallery, on Baltimore to create a piece to be added to the mural. Community members are asked to contact Judy at or call 660-665-0500 from 9:00am to noon, Monday through Thursday, to reserve their spot for making individual tiles or a collection of tiles if it is a community group.
Jeanne Scott-Zumwalt, local and well known pottery maker, will be overseeing the project while school students and community members make new tiles to add to those salvaged. If anyone is interested in volunteering to work alongside Zumwalt in helping others please contact Judy at
Please join us and help add to our mural.


Weekend of Weaving

It’s time again for our annual Weekend of Weaving! On November 1st and 2nd, you can take a class and learn the art of basket weaving. There are baskets for multiple levels, so don’t be afraid if you’re just a beginner, there’s a class for you!

Download the brochure here for information on the different baskets and the registration form – Register by October 26th!


Weekend of Weaving Workshop – Day 1 OR Day 2

KAA Member Single Day Registration Fee


Weekend of Weaving Workshop – 2 Days

KAA Member 2 Day Registration Fee



Dine and Donate to Honor Clara Straight: Spaghetti Dinner

For only $10, you can purchase a ticket for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Wooden Nickel! The meal ticket (including: spaghetti with meatballs, salad, breadsticks, and tea/lemonade) can be redeemed any week from Sunday through Thursday.

Purchase the ticket at the Arts Center, and 100% of the proceeds will go to naming the 2nd floor Conference room at the new Sure Ross Arts Center after Clara Straight.