Ragtag Cinema hopes "skedaddle" will raise money for equipment

Ragtag Cinema will be hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend throughout The District to raise money for a new digital projection system.

Arts funding lacks diversity

A recent report showed most arts funding goes to activities that primarily serve a wealthy, white audience, while community-based, culturally diverse arts initiatives receive little funding.

Boone County Art Show brings mid-Missouri art to downtown Columbia

The 52nd Annual Boone County Art Show opens Saturday morning, leaving volunteers and participants with less than 24 hours to transform Boone County National Bank into mid-Missouri's largest art gallery.

UPDATE: St. Louis City Museum founder Bob Cassilly found dead

Known for being an unconventional thinker, Bob Cassilly's creativity continued until his death. He was found dead in a bulldozer on Monday at the site of his latest project. The bulldozer is thought to have flipped with him in it. 

Kansas City Museum to house Hispanic history

Museum officials attempt to connect to Kansas City's Hispanic roots by gathering local artifacts and documents for its annals.

UPDATE: Kauffman Center debut: KC's $414 million arts center open

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens Friday night after years of delays. The center will host the Kansas City Sympony, Kansas City Ballet and other national performance groups.

Kansas City's Kauffman performing arts center to open this weekend

The $414 million center will hold a public open house with performances by local groups Sunday.

UPDATE: 9th St. Summerfest concert to take place indoors

The final 9th St. Summerfest of the year will take place inside The Blue Note at 17 N. Ninth Street, due to inclement weather.

MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will start Thursday

The third annual MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Students are eligible to have tours to all the MU museums for free.

Local designers participate in second Freedom by Fashion show

The event raised money to end modern-day slave trading.

Guide to Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Before attending the festival this weekend, check the schedules, learn about the artists performing and read more about the event.

Graduate Theatre Organization's third annual 24-Hour Play Festival this Saturday

Writers will have 12 hours to write their plays, and the actors will have 12 hours to learn their scripts before the performances begin.

Local director screening 'The Pardoners' at Ragtag Cinema

Brian Mauer wants to remind Columbia residents that despite the economic downturn and budget cuts that resulted in the closure of the Missouri Film Office in June, the local filmmaking community is still active, and will remain so.

MU to lease Missouri Theatre

MU and the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts are poised to enter into a three-year lease in which the university will use the theater for events Jesse Auditorium can't accommodate and other programs.

Hip-hop star Nelly plans recording school in St. Louis

Nelly is teaming with Vatterott College to produce a new music recording school called Vatterott College Ex'treme Institute.

Bird-watching documentary by True/False co-founder airs on PBS

Local filmmaker's competitive bird-watching documentary featured on PBS.

Stephens Lake Amphitheater to host final play of summer series

"Return to the Forbidden Planet" is the final play in a summer series presented by the Maplewood Barn Community Theater. The play is being performed at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

'Portrait of a Sister City' photo exhibit debuts Wednesday

The exhibit debuts Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Branch Park. It features photos of Suncheon, South Korea, one of Columbia's sister cities.

Access Arts celebrates 40th anniversary with events open to public

Established by local architect Hurst John in 1971, Access Arts serves the goal of making art accessible to every person in the community.

Booche's photo unveiled as Columbia's annual commemorative poster

Copies of the poster can be purchased for $15 at Deck the Walls in the Columbia Mall and the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. Proceeds from the poster sales will go to various arts agencies in town.