Igniting a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment.

COMMUNITY ARTS

Supporting and promoting all arts and cultural activity in the Joplin area

VISIONARY

Leader of the Cornell Complex initiative,
never ceasing to dream big

PERFORMING ARTS

Offering a variety of world-class performances year-round

Arts & Cultural Calendar

“Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art”

Post Art Library, 1901 E 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804, USA

Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail ArtMarch 1, 2021–January 31, 2022At Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St)In 2014, Post Art Library put out an international call for […]

“The Great Outdoors” by Dean Ertel

Spiva Center For the Arts, 222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

The Great Outdoors by Dean ErtelOctober 9–December 18, 2021At Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St)A landscape artist, Dean Ertel's inspiration comes from a lifetime of […]

74th Membership Show

Spiva Center For the Arts, 222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

74th Membership ShowOctober 9–December 11, 2021At Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St)Back for its 74th year, Spiva’s Membership Show honors the wide range of passions […]

“Queer Space” by Luke Blevins

Post Art Library, 1901 E 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804, USA

Queer Space by Luke BlevinsOctober 10–December 31, 2021At Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St)In his exhibit Queer Space, local artist Luke Blevins explores the tangential relationships between boyhood, social […]

“All the Colors of the Earth” by Koral Martin

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

All the Colors of the Earth by Koral MartinNovember 1–December 31, 2021At Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St)Photographer Koral Martin presents breathtaking, picturesque scenes in her new exhibit […]

“Metacognition” by Eric Beezley

Beast & Barrel, 530 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Metacognition by Eric BeezleyNovember 1–December 31, 2021At Beast & Barrel (530 S Main St)A teacher and artist, Eric Beezley presents a collection of colorful, contemporary paintings in his latest exhibit, Metacognition. […]

“Vertically Inclined” by JRAC

Spiva Center For the Arts, 222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Vertically Inclined by JRACNovember 2–December 18, 2021At Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St)See a wide selection of artwork in a variety of mediums and styles from […]

Hometown Holidays

Carthage, MO 64836, USA

Hometown HolidaysNovember 26, 2021–January 1, 2022In Carthage, MOJoin Vision Carthage in celebrating the holidays! Enjoy a variety of attractions and activities over the course of 37 days, including many arts […]

“Oddities and Ends” by V Leigh Carr

Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S Joplin Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Oddities and Ends by V Leigh CarrDecember 1–31, 2021At Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave)The revelation of hidden things is woven throughout this collection of "Oddities and Ends" […]

“Home for the Holidays”

Urban Art Gallery, 511 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Home for the Holidays December 1–31, 2021 At Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St) The holiday season and its traditions evoke a variety of powerful emotions. In Home for […]

Senior Show 2

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Senior Show 2December 6–10, 2021At Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd)See a wide range of artwork created in different media during this second Senior Show […]