COMO YOU KNOW: Artrageous Fridays

Friday, March 8, 2013 | 10:28 a.m. CST; updated 7:33 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Held quarterly throughout Columbia’s downtown and North Village, Artrageous Fridays is a collaboration of local galleries, studios and businesses to create an interactive art experience for the community and visitors. Participating venues are within walking distance of each other and feature unique art events including visual exhibits, storytelling, poetry, art talks, dances, demonstrations, live music and performances. Some art pieces are also for sale.

Artrageous Fridays aims to provide a forum for local artists to display their work and a chance for artists from galleries and studios in Columbia to get the word out about their causes. It is also an art event that encourages visitors and locals to experience different forms of art in downtown.

Location: Downtown Columbia and North Village

Date: Third Friday evening of each quarter, i.e. January, April, July and the second weekend of October

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Year started: 2007

Event nature: Art crawl


Organizers, sponsors, participating businesses


  • Kate Gunn, curator of Sven’s Kafé and Gallery
  • Tracy Lane, director of Orr Street Studios

Some of the participating galleries and businesses include:

  • Alleyway Arts Studio
  • Artlandish
  • Bluestem Missouri Craft
  • The Butterfly Tattoo
  • C.A.R.E. Gallery Program
  • Calhoun’s
  • Carpe Diem
  • The Columbia Art League
  • Creative Days Art Studio
  • Get Lost Bookshop
  • KOPN
  • Main Squeeze
  • Makes Scent
  • Missouri Art Gallery
  • Moon Belly Dance Studio
  • Mustard Seed Fair Trade
  • Orr Street Studio
  • Poppy
  • PS: Gallery
  • Sven’s Kafe and Gallery
Event sponsors:


Official website

Facebook page

Previous media coverage

Columbia artists look for an Artrageous Weekend, a Columbia Missourian story

Unlocking an vision, from a Columbia Daily Tribune article

Arts beckon at Artrageous Friday, from the Columbia Daily Tribune

Artrageous Fridays, True/False send fans into a flurry in 2010, Columbia Tribune

Updated: May 11, 2014

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