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 is an artist-run nonprofit which cultivates aspiring and emerging artists, and engages supporters of the arts to strengthen Mid-MO’s community. Our professional development and skill-building programs empower and educate to help create and sustain fulfilling careers in the arts. 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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May 1 – May 31, 2019 – foremother by Ashley Marion Join us for the First Fridays reception for foremother, an exhibition by Ashley Marion, on Friday May 3 from 6-9pm. Refreshments served. Exhibition on view May 1-May 31, 2019 Financial assistance for this exhibition was provided in part by the City of Columbia’s Office Read more about May 1 – May 31, 2019 – foremother by Ashley Marion[…]
Mar 1 – Apr 12, 2019 – Friends & Lovers by Rachel Trusty Join us for the First Friday reception for Friends & Lovers, an exhibition of works by artist Rachel Trusty, March 1, 6-9pm. Refreshments served. Exhibition on view 3/1 – 4/12/19. Trusty is an artist, educator, and curator currently obtaining her PhD in Read more about Mar 1 – Apr 12, 2019 – Friends & Lovers by Rachel Trusty[…]
Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 – Only Human, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition Join us for the culminating exhibition of the Fall 2018 After-school Teen Artist Residency program, Only Human! Reception: Monday, December 17, 6-9pmExhibition on view: December 17, 2018 – January 31, 2019 The After-school Teen Artist Residency program is a twelve Read more about Dec 17, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 – Only Human, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition[…]
Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2018 | Wear by Aki Moone Join us for the First Friday reception of Wear by Aki Moone for the Columbia Experimental Music Festival! Performance by Vulvette at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition on view 10.5 – 10.28
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.