KOPN is a non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station operated by the independent, non-profit New Wave Corporation, broadcasting to central Missouri since March 3, 1973, at 89.5 FM.
KOPN streams and podcasts to the world at www.kopn.org, where you can also find a schedule of programming, information about participating and much more.
KOPN is committed to educating and enriching the lives of its membership and the communities it serves, especially those otherwise under-represented; and is free from direct constraints of commercial, political, or religious interests.
Artlandish Gallery is full of strange and wonderous things including unique gifts, fine craft, fine art, pottery, glass, jewelry, and wearables all handmade by local artists. We offer events and workshops every month. While here you can tour the North Village Studios and Catacombs Galleries.
We host and sponsor events and have big artful aspirations; to give exposure to artists who show a creative spirit and make unique one-of-a-kind artworks.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10-5pm – every First Friday of the month until 9pm
Sunday 11-4pm during farmers market season 9-2pm
Bluestem Missouri Crafts, a partnership of artists, has been honored as one of the nation’s top retailers of American crafts. The gallery features work from nearly 300 artists and craftspeople from Missouri and its eight neighboring states including traditional and contemporary works in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber. Bluestem offers distinctive gift wrapping which includes information cards about each artist, shipping via UPS and a knowledgeable sales staff ready to assist. On-line shopping is available at www.bluestemcrafts.com
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm | Friday 10:00am to 8:30pm | Sunday Noon to 5:00pm
Boone County National Bank and the Columbia Art League present the 55th Annual Boone County Art Show, located at 720 East Broadway inside the bank. Nearly 200 works from professional and non-professional artists are on display and on sale for art enthusiasts. The show is free and open to the public on Saturday, October 11 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 12 from 11am to 5pm. A special fund-raising reception is held to support the Art League on Friday, October 10 from 8pm to 10pm. Contact the Columbia Art League for details on this unique event. For more information on the Boone County Art Show contact Mary Wilkerson at Boone County National Bank or Diana Moxon at the Columbia Art League.
CAL is a non-profit community art gallery founded in 1959. With a mixture of 4 annual themed & juried shows open to all artists, and 2 non-juried members’ only shows. In addition to the main exhibition gallery and members’ gallery, CAL also offers a range of art classes for children and adults in its dedicated classroom, including programs for presechool, Home School, and teenagers. Classes for adults include oil, watercolor, drawing and one-off Taste of Art classess. CAL’s annual Art in the Park festival takes place the first full weekend in June at Stephens Lake Park- in 2014 this will be June 7-8. The festival features 110 artists from across teh country plus music and children’s entertainment. For full information about CAL’s classes and events, visit the CAL website. www.columbiaartleague.org
HOURS; Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am-5:30 pm | Saturdays 11am-5pm
(Located in the alley behind D-Sport on Walnut)
Dogwood is a working artist studio located in the North Village Arts District. Dogwood’s artists work in a wide range of media, and show on the local, regional and national levels. Every Artrageous Friday they open their studios, and often invite a guest artist to show new work in their gallery space.
Grindstone Studio is a creative workshop for printing artists. Our studio prints and sells original lithographs, woodcuts and etchings by local, national and international artists. The studio has an ongoing exhibition space showcasing studio and workshop artists.
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday-Friday 3-5 pm & by appointment
Production Hours: Call for times
Specializing in unique paper goods for you, your home and your baby. Hoot is also a full service marketing and branding shoppe, with years of experience in the advertising and design world. Our clients include Open Studio Pilates, MEHA, VAMC, Boone Hospital, and many more.
Stop by to see our Columbia prints and recycled bags, our custom baby prints, and our unique stationery!
The Imago Gallery & Cultural Center exists to engage and encourage creative work and cultural conversations through exhibits, events and lectures. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Dedicated to the Arts, Conversation, and the Common Good. Visit our website through the hyperlink on our logo (imagocomo.org)
You can purchase with a purpose at the Seed. We seek to engage the local community and the principles and practices of fair trade; connecting Columbia with the global community and impacting lives around the world.
Our handcrafted goods are purchased from fair trade organizations that work directly with international artisans, enabling them to improve their quality of life. We carry a variety of unique hand-made products including jewelry, home decor, clothing, stationery, children’s toys, musical instruments, and more.
Shop with us online at www.mustardseedfairtrade.org
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00pm Open Late ‘Til 8 on Fridays
Housing 28 artists in 19 working studios, Orr Street Studios offers the opportunity to interact and visit with numerous local artists in one location. Creating amazing works in paint, pencil, woodworking, ceramics, design, photography, and more, Orr Street has it all! During Artrageous Fridays our artists will be on hand, one-of-a-kind works will be for sale, music will be in the air, and community members are sure to be inspired and amazed!
At Poppy we emphasize that art is for everyone. Since 1981, Poppy has brought Columbia contemporary craft, fine art, folk art and jewelry from established local and regional artisans as well as those from across the country. Jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal and wood are all represented. From coast to coast we seek out new artists and bring our discoveries back to you. Visit us in person or online to explore imaginative jewelry, whimsical wall art, creative art cards, something for your favorite animal lover or to see our new collection of hand crafted items for kids.
Monday thru Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
PS:Gallery is in the heart of Columbia, Missouri’s North Village Arts District and features rotating exhibits of local, regional, and national artists. We search the country for exceptional artists in all media. Our philosophy is that art should be inclusive not exclusive. Art shouldn’t be intimidating, but enjoyed by everyone. Come explore the gallery and let us tell you about the artists we carry and what makes them special. Whether browsing, buying or being inspired, all are welcome
The Costume Museum & Research Library (est. 1958) has grown by donations from alumnae, friends and designers to more than 13,000 pieces, including representations of ethnic wear, everyday clothes of women, men and children, and an impressive list of designer garments. (Read less)
This working collection of garments and accessories dating back to 1730 allows students to study not only garment construction but fashion trends that provide inspiration for current styles with actual hands-on experience. Archival storage areas protect the integrity of the collection, and classroom space allows for research and lecture discussions. The collection also is viewable via an online museum.
Studio Home’s unique mix of vintage, antique, and contemporary furnishings blends comfort and sophistication. A constant influx of new finds keeps our showroom fresh, inviting, and cutting-edge. With more than 30 years of experience combined, the Studio Home staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of interior design, flooring, archival framing, and in-store furnishings. We go beyond the scope of other interior design firms in the range of our services and the personal approach that drives our design philosophy. At Studio Home, we want you to feel at home.
Tallulahs opened in April 2011 as the brainchild of friends Melissa Alabach and Mary Stauffer. Both share a love for cooking and entertaining and recognized a need for a kitchen specialty shop in Columbia. With backgrounds in sales, marketing and interior design, the two decided downtown was the prime location for their store. Located on Broadway in the heart of The District, Tallulahs offers everything from easy-to-use gadgets to stunning serving pieces. Alabach and Stauffer keep their merchandise fresh by travelling to national markets and hand selecting only the best products for their local Columbia community. Make the trip to 812 E. Broadway, and see what Tallulahs has to offer today!
Located in The North Village area of The District in Downtown Columbia, Missouri. At the Beach salon rejuvenation begins with our peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Our designers are committed to you by offering exceptional customer service, quality hair design, nail and skin care, along with product recommendations to help you maintain your signature look.
As you enjoy your unique salon experience at the Beach salon, you will be captivated by the artistic businesses in the renovated Orr Street Arts Warehouse, where living art is created every day.
We’d love to share our salon with you.
The Center Project strives to encourage respect, safety, inclusion, and compassion among people of al gender expressions and sexual orientations. The Center Project exists to foster greater understanding, visiblity, support, and appreciation of gender and sexual minorities. We promote unity by providing educational outreach, community activities, a resource center, and a variety of support services.
Paint or make your own pottery at the Mudd Room pottery studio! No experience needed; choose a piece of pre-made pottery to paint or try your hand at making your own pottery. It is fun for all ages; from newborn footprints to experienced potters, the Mudd Room supplies everything you need to create a masterpiece! Walk-in anytime for painting; call 1 hour prior for hand building or throwing with clay; schedule birthday parties; attend classes for kids, students, and adults; bring in snacks and wine for Ladies Night every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm; schedule individual lessons; rent the studio for your event; have custom ceramic pieces made by local artists, from announcement plates to ceramic sinks; purchase or order glaze and clay; have pottery bisque fired; and so much more! We can come to you with our mobile studio as a fundraiser or just for fun! Special deals for school field trips, girl scout groups, 4-H groups, and parties of 20 or more. Visit Columbia’s oldest local ceramics shop, in business for over 10 years. See our “Mudd Room” Facebook page for current hours, class schedules, and take home kits. ***Walk-ins are welcome anytime so Feel Free to Come in and Get Creative!!!***
The Root Cellar Grocery is a fresh-format grocery store located in downtown Columbia, Missouri in the newly renovated North Village Arts District a few block north of the University of Missouri campus. In addition to providing the community with fresh, locally-grown produce, meat and dairy, each week we collect available local food products and sell them to subscribers in an attempt to provide the freshest, healthiest local food available in our region as part of our Bounty and Barnyard Box programs (missouribountybox.com). As you can tell, we’re up and running and in the mix of the local food world in Missouri.
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Yellow Dog Bookshop is an independent bookshop that sells gently used & collectible books as well as postcards, cards, and small gift items. Named for our beloved dog, Scout, Yellow Dog Bookshop is a little place where poetry readings, children’s story time, art receptions, and author readings thrive in our supportive community. We believe in the importance of books and their ability to transform the minds and lives of readers, as they have transformed ours. Our bookshop is a place where people can wander in and find something they didn’t know they were looking for – where someone can bring a piece of magic home with them.
Founded in 1995 as an all-jazz concert producing and educational organization, the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series is dedicated to presenting, promoting, preserving AND celebrating the great American art form known as “Jazz.”
Concerts are held in a variety of venues, with seating sizes ranging from Murry’s with its 125-seat capacity, to larger venues such as the Blue Note, Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts and Jesse Auditorium. In addition to concerts, we offer “Community Forums” on jazz-related subject matter as well as master classes and other activities geared toward younger students.
We’re located at 21 N. Tenth St., next to Columbia Access Television’s Community Media Center. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Stop by to get tickets, and be sure to check out our library featuring 6,000 CDs! Become a member and take some home!
The Jazz Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and serves as an affiliated program of MU’s College of Arts & Science. The organization’s income is centered on: ticket purchases; federal, state and local grants and contracts; season, event, education and Concert Review/Web Site sponsorships; and the generous tax-deductible contributions from our patrons.
During the July AF, Columbia Access Television (23 N. Tenth St.) will be projecting three short films that were created at the end of the last school year by the Lee Expressive Arts Silent Film Club (3rd, 4th and 5th graders). We also will be serving light refreshments and sharing with visiting guests the many benefits of CAT membership.
•’The House on Maple Street’ – watch as a young woman purchases her first home, only to encounter an unwanted ghostly presence.
•’The Mad Unicorn’ – kids, unicorns and leprechauns, oh my!
•’The Bullying’ – how can a small group of friends work together to overcome an incident of bullying?
Missouri Contemporary Ballet (MCB) is a professional dance company that is committed to creating dance entertainment through the art of contemporary ballet. MCB creates exciting, edgy, hip entertainment to make the experience of live dance an artful and joyful event for all ages.
New and emerging choreographers are given the opportunity to set new works on the MCB company dancers in a professional atmosphere. We provide educational and outreach performances to schools, retirement homes, and organizations throughout Missouri. MCB maintains a full season of performances at diverse venues within Columbia, as well as a commitment to touring throughout Missouri and nationally.
In the heart of downtown, the Missouri Theatre is home to Columbia’s Performing Arts. Having been beautifully restored to its original grandeur, the Missouri Theatre hosts civic events and University Concert Series events throughout the year. Now operated by the University of Missouri, the theater provides something for everyone: film festivals, concerts, nationally-known artists, dance parties & more.
Schedules, information and tickets at www.concertseries.org
PACE is a non-profit, youth, theater company. Our mission is to enrich, educate and entertain Columbians by raising young artists who give through their art to the community. Each season, PACE stages a variety of high quality theatrical performances that appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. To support our developing performers, we offer instruction in dance, acting and vocal music.
At PACE we believe that communities benefit when art involves everyone. Our outreach programs include the award winning Arts in Health series that teaches children about issues that affect their social, emotional and physical health. YEAH!, our free after school dance program, offers dance instruction to underserved populations, and PACT, our youth leadership group, brings music and theater to hospitalized children. We welcome the participation of all Columbians as audience members and performers.
Talking Horse Productions was founded in 2012 as a not-for profit company. Our mission is to produce high-quality live theatrical productions in the new Talking Horse Theatre, a small (60-75 seat) venue located at 210 Saint James Street, in the North Village Arts District in downtown Columbia. Our productions focus on strong character-driven scripts rather than lavish sets and costumes. While we serve the entire Columbia community, we also desire a strong connection with all three college campuses because of our location. We offer opportunities to participate not only as audience members, but also as volunteers. THP currently has one student volunteer serving as a financial intern, and another who handles our Twitter account. We are very excited about the opportunity to create a new performing space, and we know you’ll love it!
Yoga Sol invites you to roll out your mat and dive into yoga! Located at 210 B St. James Street in the North Arts District, Yoga Sol is filled with warm, natural light, a beautiful wooden yoga deck, tropical plants and walls that roll up to invite the outside in. With more than 20 classes per week and workshops year round, Yoga Sol has something for everyone! We offer Iyengar, Ashtanga, Wave Flow, Yin, Hatha, Power , Beginners, and Core Power Yoga-Something for everyone. Our highly trained, certified teachers are sure to make you feel welcome, secure, safe, and serene. Everyone is welcome, so catch the wave and find your inner sun! Yogasol.org 573.356-0162
Addison’s, which is located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Missouri, is the perfect choice for all dining occasions. Whether you drop by for a business lunch, a romantic dinner, or an evening on the town with friends, you’ll find delicious food, friendly staff, and a trendy, urban Americana atmosphere. Our menu also offers a variety of dishes that are sure to please your palate. From our famous Nachos Bianco to our Jalapeño Smothered Pork Chop and Diablo Shrimp Pasta, you’ll find favorite meals with a unique Addison’s twist.
One of the most distinct and memorable features of Addison’s is the series of original paintings by artist and bartender David Spear that line its walls. The works’ bold hues of red, yellow, blue, and green complement the restaurant’s interior elements and depict a variety of restaurant scenes, even behind-the-doors glimpses into the kitchens.
Daily Happy Hour & Late Specials!
At Blenders, our mission is to provide the fuel people need to do the things they love. We make all of our smoothies, pressed juices, and other works of freshly pulverized art from scratch: no purees, no powder mixes, no syrups, and no ice. A full cup – every time – so you can get back to working, playing, and creating. Locally owned by a member of Columbia’s Cultural Affairs Commission and featuring work by resident artists, make Blenders the first stop on your Artrageous adventure.
Catering Available: firstname.lastname@example.org Order Online: blenderscolumbia.com
Hours: 7am-9pm Monday-Friday | 10am-9pm Saturday-Sunday
Whether it’s lunch, hors d’oeuvres, entrées or desserts, you will find Bleu has a signature cuisine that is unique, sophisticated, and delectable! Bleu offers an atmosphere that is upscale and upbeat; serene and stylish; classy and casual. Our wine list has been assembled to permit you to select a match for your meal that suits your individual palette.
Sip & Nosh Happy Hour 3pm-6pm
Cultivation and Fermentation:
The Broadway Brewery celebrates local farmers and local food with a rotating seasonal menu that highlights the fruits of the area’s finest farms. Our house brewed ales are crafted from organic malted barley and fresh hops to ensure optimum quality. We use top grade ingredients to prepare delicious pub style fare that is distinctly eclectic and innovative and fresh. Our culinary experts and our brewmaster provide seasonally inspired food and drink. Columbia’s new “City Hall”, the Broadway Brewery is a place to renew and replenish you body and mind through food , drink, music, art and conversation. Come on down and have a pint!
We also have a special beer pairing menu on the first Monday of every month. Check out our webpage for beer pairing menus and information.
Hours of operation:
Sunday: 10:30AM-12:00AM Serving Brunch 10:30 to 3:00 pm
Sycamore’s mission is to provide seasonal, market-driven fare at affordable prices for the Columbia community. Our focus is to serve fresh, quality dishes prepared in a creative, healthful way. Our staff is trained in all aspects of the menu and wine service, with an emphasis on understanding and respecting the kitchen. Our chef uses local purveyors when possible, and our menu features produce, cheese, meat, and value-added products from Columbia and the surrounding area.
Art bar and full service restaurant since 1998. Featuring local artists and daily food and drink specials.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00am-1:30am
At Trey Bistro we strive to bring you healthy, locally sourced meals in an upscale atmosphere. Come join us for Brunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11am til 4pm, Dinner from 4pm until 10pm, or enjoy a delicious cocktail at our bar until last call.
We are also available for private events as well as catering.
Our chef/owner, Trey Quinlan, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American and a Columbia native. Come by and say ‘hi’!