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
Join us for Resident Arts' Visual Art Showcase for the Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival
Motley Crew A group exhibition of MU graduate students First Friday Artist Reception, Sept 1, 6-9pm On view through Sept 30th Participating Artists: Nessi Alexander-Barnes Riana Bovill Nathan Hall Lisa Franko Nikos Karabetsos Erin King Madeleine LeMieux Caleb McMurry Zach Nutt John Schneider Lauren Steffens Dianna Temple Darrell Williams Guigen Zha Financial assistance for this program was Read more about Sept 1 – Sept 30 | Motley Crew: A group exhibition of MU graduate students[…]
Imposition by Carina Jimenez | June 1 – July 31, 2017 Artist Talk | June 2, 5-6pm First Fridays Reception | June 2, 6-9pm www.carinajimenez.com This exhibition is in conjunction with our Emerging Artist Residency program. Visit our Call for Artists page for information about submitting a proposal. Please sign up for our email list Read more about June 1 – July 31, 2017 | Imposition by Carina Jimenez[…]
Still Unearthing by Katina Biticias | May 1 – May 31, 2017 First Fridays Reception May 5, 6-9pm http://katinabitsicas.com/ Still Unearthing Exhibition Statement Through this exhibition I am pairing the old with the new, while keeping with the theme of reflection and past traumas. The photographs and video of Unearthed were created in 2012 while Read more about May 1 – May 31, 2017 | Still Unearthing by Katina Biticias[…]
Heaven’s Rivier by Kerry Hirth | April 1 – April 30, 2017 First Fridays Reception April 7, 6-9pm http://www.kerryhirth.com/ Heaven’s River The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, and it scatters gems in profusion. The heaven’s river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad. – Rabindranath Tagore Read more about April 1 – April 30, 2017 | Heaven’s River by Kerry Hirth[…]
Exhibition and Artist Lecture, Addoley Dzegede | January 31 – March 5, 2017 First Fridays Reception February 3, 6-9pm | Lecture Saturday, February 4, 5-6pm http://addoley.com/ Visit our Call for Artists page for information about submitting a proposal. Please sign up for our email list if you are interested in receiving updates about our upcoming exhibition Read more about January 31 – March 5, 2017 | Amalgam by Addoley Dzegede[…]