Musician T.J. Wheeler is at Grant Elementary School for a one-week residency to train students who will perform Saturday at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.
The seventh annual event included stops at nine locations on campus, including the chancellor's home, the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Enns Entomology Museum.
The Commission on Cultural Affairs voted unanimously to recommend Kansas City artist Beth Nybeck's "Tidal Murmur" design for an art sculpture outside the parking garage being built on Short Street.
The Office of Cultural Affairs expects the establishment of Columbia Arts Foundation to provide more art opportunities and events.
Artists are competing to have their sculpture concepts displayed in front of the Short Street garage. The artist whose concept is chosen based on community feedback will be given $58,000 to complete the artwork.
Missouri artists donated their time and talents to paint murals on nine downtown stormwater drains as part of an educational public art project.
Only a handful of tickets are left for this year's Boone Dawdle.
The work, painted by local artist Colette Brumbaugh, will be sold for $15 by Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs. Proceeds will go toward city arts programs and local art organizations.
Columbia residents braved the heat to enjoy the first in what Thumper Entertainment hopes will become a series of concerts at Stephens Lake Park. Lucinda Williams headlined the event.
The MU Art and Artifacts Committee said the project will be completed by the beginning of the fall semester.
The Standing Committee on Public Art met with the finalists to give the artists as much information as possible before they start creating a design for the Short Street garage.
On Friday, DanceWalk COMO started its parade at Artlandish Gallery and wound through downtown to end where it began.
The Kingdom of Calontir, a regional kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, held a fighting practice and symposium Saturday at MU.
Thumper Entertainment, the city's Stormwater Utility and nine mid-Missouri artists are working to create murals around storm drains. The murals are intended to educate the community about the pollutants they are throwing down the drains.
The three-day Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival continues through Wednesday evening at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
Barbara O'Brien has been serving as the chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections for the museum.
The Missouri Symphony Orchestra presented its "Strike Up the Band" concert Thursday evening at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.
Yun Fan, a leaf cutting artist from Weifang, China, is spending June in Columbia to host workshops and presentations on her technique.
Artists, musicians, vendors and art enthusiasts met Saturday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park for the 54th annual Art in the Park. The art festival will end Sunday.
Guests will have an opportunity to see, taste and experience the event as artists, food vendors and live entertainers share their talents with Columbia on Saturday and Sunday. .