Regional Artist Exhibit Now Open!

Hello Kirksville!

The Kirksville Arts Association is happy to say that our first exhibit of 2023 is now open! Regional Artists brings in artists from Kirksville and the surrounding areas right here to the Sue Ross Arts Center. Come enjoy a variety of mediums from a wide spectrum of talented artists!

A big thank you to our sponsors Lovegreen Ford and Complete Family Medicine! Without them, exhibits would not be possible! Kirksville Arts relies on the Kirksville community to bring you new exhibits and events!

Upcoming in mid-April is our Area High School Artist Showcase! We will be sending information out to area High Schools in Kirksville and surrounding counties soon. We are offering monetary awards, including a prize to the teacher of the 1st place winner to be used for classroom supplies!

This exhibit will offer a unique opportunity for area young artists to experience exhibiting their work in a gallery along with their peers from other schools.

Stay in tune with KAA for more information soon!

The date for the 48th Annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival is official! Save the Date for Saturday, September 16th, 2023! Applications are currently in production — more updates to come!

A quick note: All tickets for the Lyceum show Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are currently SOLD OUT. The show premieres this Friday, January 27th.

Exhibit Reception + New Workshop

Howdy Kirksville!

Join us tonight, Thursday, October 27th, for the opening reception of Dana Forrester’s No Picasso!

There will be food and drink, and wonderful watercolor art to admire!

Come and meet the artist himself, and learn a bit about our current exhibit! The reception and exhibit is housed at the Sue Ross Arts Center – located at 215 S Franklin – from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

There are both framed and unframed prints available for purchase, as well as the incredibly impressive originals!

We can’t wait to see you tonight!

Kirksville Arts is also incredibly happy to announce a new workshop available for sign-up! Join Kirksville-native artist Michell Mozingo and learn how to perfect your watercolor florals!

This workshop will be Saturday, November 5th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Kirksville Arts Association members will enjoy a $45 fee to sign up; non-members will be $50. Reach out to us to sign up today!

We can be reached via phone (660) 665-0500, or email

Want that sweet KAA membership discount? Sign up to be a member today!

New Exhibit: Dana Forrester – No Picasso!

Hello Kirksville!

We have great news! There is a new exhibit currently on display at the Sue Ross Arts Center.

We are featuring a Kirksville native: Dana Forrester!

Dana has been painting professionally since the early 70s. He’s exhibited in and won awards in most national and museum juried exhibitions and major art shows across the US.

You won’t want to miss this show! It will be on display at the SRAC from October 24th to November 23rd.

Meet Dana in person and talk about his works during the reception on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30 PM to 7PM!

Dana creates about ten to twelve major works a year for publication as well as a number of commissioned watercolors for collectors wanting an original painting of a subject special to them. His paintings are included in many private, corporate, and museum collections worldwide.