The Creating Community Arts Festival 2019 is a program aimed at expressing people’s lives and creating a diverse future. Join us at the reception for their exhibit on Thursday, April 25th at 5 PM, or come view their artwork from April 17th-29th at the KAA Gallery.
North Missouri Fiber Artists:
The purpose of this group is to explore the fiber arts and related topics. We seek to inspire, encourage, educate and share the joys of fiber arts with others. We provide a forum for showing work and getting meaningful feedback. The current interests of active members are broad including, sewing, cross stitch, dyeing, spinning, knitting, crochet and weaving. Exchange information and ideas. The group is open to anyone, at any stage of development in the fiber arts (from “want to learn” to expert) who is interested in participating in the Guild. We currently meet on the third Saturday of most month from 2-4 pm.
This is a week-long event to celebrate the talent in Kirksville’s youngest learners! There is a new event every day throughout the week of April 29th – May 3rd, so put these dates in your calendar and bring your children to join in the fun!
For more information, call the Parks Dept. at: (660) 627-1485, or visit their website at parks.kirksvillecity.com
Download a printable pdf version of this poster here
Join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 for a quilting workshop at the Kirksville Arts Association! The pattern will be Neon Dreams, for confident level beginners. The registration deadline is April 25th, so you have plenty of time to sign up! (Class size limited to max. 30 people).
Download the brochure here for more details and the printable application
Join the Kirksville Arts Association in welcoming the KHS students to our gallery! Their exhibit will be running March 5th – April 9th, 2019, and the reception will be held on April 3rd from 5:30-7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!
In Recognition of a Grand Lady
Clara Straight has lead a very remarkable life. We at the Kirksville Arts Association would like to honor Clara and support her artwork. We will be exhibiting her paintings/artwork in the gallery June 21st to August 30th, 2019.
There will be a reception held on June 21st at 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Kirksville Arts Association Gallery (1902 S. Baltimore).
Our goal is to raise $50,000 by Clara’s 100th birthday on August 28, 2019. We hope you will help us reach that goal. We will be hosting different fundraising events throughout the year and hope you will support this special campaign. In June 2019, in honor of Clara’s 100th birthday, the Kirksville Arts Association will have an exhibit of Clara’s private collection of her favorite works.
Please download the brochure here for more information on how you can help.
Yes, it’s still cold and dull outside, but it’s never too early to start thinking about warmer weather. Check out these event dates and put them in your calendar, because Summer on the Square isn’t that far away!
Summer on the Square Line-Up:
07 – “Keota” – Acoustic With Attitude – Macon MO (sponsored by Fort Chariton – Yarrow)
14 – “D. Clinton & M. Cochran” – Folk / Blues – Springfield MO
21 – “Show Me Brass” – Brass Band – Columbia MO (sponsored by Maxwell’s – Kirksville)
28 – “Jimmy and Karla Campbell” – Bluegrass – Baldwin City KS
05 – “Arron Russell Band” – Country / Rock – Springfield MO (sponsored by Chariton Valley Associates – Kirksville)
12 – “Kirksville Community Band” – Kirksville MO
19 – “Renewed” – Gospel Quartet – Kirksville MO
26 – “Pumptown Family Band” – High Energy – Ellston IA
02 – “Miracles Rising” – Contemporary Vocal – Kirksville MO
09 – “No Apology” – Old Style Country – Greentop MO
16 – “Lenny Spy” – Blues / Rock – Columbia MO
23 – “Deadwood” – Country / Rock – Kirksville MO
30 – “Truman Steel” – Percussion – Kirksville MO
Dear Kirksville Arts Community,
Please join us next Friday, March 1st for the 20th Annual Friends of the Gallery Fundraiser: Dream On, to be held in the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish on the Truman State University Campus. Without these funds many of the national and international caliber exhibitions we bring to Kirksville would be out of reach, and funding for area school children to visit the gallery would be unavailable. This year’s theme “Dream On” reflects on the current exhibitions (last day also March 1st) and invites us to dream about the future of arts in Kirksville.
Suggested donation of $40 reduced to $20 to paying members of KAA and MOSI.
The Friends of the Gallery Committee
We at the Kirksville Arts Association invite everyone to get involved in this year’s Red Barn Festival! We have run this event for 45 years and counting, and we encourage anyone who is interested to apply.
Download the Application and Brochure Here
Join this quilt piecing workshop for beginners on Saturday, February 23rd from 9-11:30 a.m. at the William Matthew Middle School!
Must be in 7th grade or higher, with basic sewing machine experience recommended. Costs $12 to participate.
Click here to download this informative poster