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
Call to Artists for Inaugural National Juried Exhibition!
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 | UPCOMING: Bread by Asa Lory[…]
Through a unique partnership between Clarity Float Spa and Resident Arts, 12 artists held residency at Clarity Float Spa over 12 months and made work about their experiences. Exhibition on view Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2018 Artist Reception Friday, Feb 2 6-9pm Refreshments provided. Participating Audio Artists: Jimmie Atchley | Em Downing Tim Pilcher | Steph Foley Participating Read more about Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2018 Clarity Float Spa Residency Exhibition[…]
Don’t Touch, It’s Wet, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition Reception: Tuesday, December 12 6-8pm. Exhibition on view through January 31, 2018. This Fall teens in the After-school Teen Artist Residency worked with local professional artists to learn skills they would not otherwise learn in school. The students then prepare work for an exhibition. The exhibition Read more about Dec 12, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018 Don’t Touch, It’s Wet, After-school Teen Artist Residency Exhibition[…]
Join us for the Fall 2017 Emerging Artist Residency exhibition, Street | Rehearsal on December 1, 6-9 PM. Artist Pat Tapp will present his work in a brief artist talk at 5 PM. Exhibition on view through January 15, 2018. Refreshments will be served.
Resident Arts presents the visual arts showcase for the third annual Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival. Opening reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm On view Oct 1 – 31, 2017 Participating artists and locations: Stan Chisholm, Resident Arts Theresa Moher, North Village Arts Studios Alex Cunningham, North Village Arts Studios Sasha Goodnow, North Village Read more about Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017 – The Visual Art Showcase for Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival[…]