Join our community
Resident Arts is a growing community of local artists. Members enjoy discounts on workshops and access to shared space, unique professional development opportunities, and an engaged group of local artists.
Call to artists
Submit a proposal for an exhibition or artist talk. We are especially interested in the work of women artists, artists of color, artists whose work addresses social issues, collaborative and experimental work, work that is made through rare and unique processes, and edgy or subversive aesthetics.
First Fridays Art Walk
Resident Arts participates in a free monthly art walk every First Friday of the month, from 6-9pm in the North Village Arts District. Enjoy our exhibitions, refreshments, and entertainment and support a local emerging artist by purchasing a new work of art.
Hone your entrepreneurial skills with our Professional Development Workshops which cover topics like marketing, funding, presentation, and sales. Register for a single workshop or for the entire 5 workshop series at a discount.
Art Lives Here
Resident Arts provides professional development opportunities for artists to cultivate the arts locally and broaden the horizons of artists, nationally. Our programs engage teen, emerging, and professional artists in educational activities which bolster the region's creative workforce, encourage innovative critical thinking, and introduce working artists to available resources. We help artists create sustainable careers right here in Mid-Missouri by 1) helping local artists professionalize, 2) engaging young people in learning about creative careers, and 3) helping non-artists appreciate and support local art.
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Meet Our Team
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Join us for Can’t Take You Anywhere our first annual national juried exhibition juried by Anna Wehrwein and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. On View: September 1 – 30 Artist Reception: September 7, 6-9pm Refreshments served. Participating artists: Ruben Castillo Mathew Gasparek Katie Gentner Juan Giraldo Meredith Olinger Joelle Thompson Kenzie Wells Benjamin Wills Johanna Winters Financial Read more about Sep 1 – 30, 2018 | Can’t Take You Anywhere[…]
Join us for the reception for Fresh Skin, an exhibition by Robin Haithcoat, winner of the exhibition award from the Visual Arts and Design Showcase at MU. Exhibition on view 8/1 – 8/31/18 Reception, Friday, August 3, 6-9pm Refreshments served. This exhibition contains material which may not be suitable for all audiences.
Join us for the First Friday reception of Lemon Soda, an exhibition by Undergraduate Showcase Winner Tali Gershburg, Friday, July 6, 6-9pm in the North Village Arts Studios. Refreshments served.
Artist Talk: July 6, 5pm Reception: 6-9pm. Refreshments Served Exhibition on View: July 6 – July 31, 2018 Join us for the First Friday Artist Talk and Reception for: I’m Sorry Mija: Exploring Incarcertation, Family, and Consumerism in Latino Culture by Emerging Artist Resident Brandi Ynocencio The Emerging Artist Residency program is a three month Read more about Jul 1 – Jul 30, 2018 | I’m Sorry Mija by Brandi Ynocencio[…]
Naked Light by Peter Anger Exhibition on view April 21st – May 26th First Friday, Friday, May 4th, 6-9pm Peter Anger, Michigan-born, currently resides in Columbia, Missouri. Anger is a freelance photographer and artist who delved into the world of light painting over 20 years ago. His most recent series presents the viewer with a Read more about Apr 21 – Mar 30, 2018 | Naked Light by Peter Anger[…]
Bread // Asa Lory Exhibition on view March 1 – April 15, 2018 First Friday, Friday, March 2, 6-9pm Artist Reception, Friday, April 6, 6-9pm Asa Lory is a photographer and photojournalist studying in Columbia, MO. He is an avid consumer and producer of visual arts, steeped in a surprisingly vibrant small-town community. Bread is a Read more about Mar 1 – Apr 15, 2018 | Bread by Asa Lory[…]