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Artrageous Fridays

Four times each year, Columbia gets Artrageous! Head into The District and the North Village Arts District to enjoy special art events, artists in residence, musical performances and more! While you’re there, pick up a new piece of jewelry, chat with other art lovers and enjoy dinner at one of downtown’s spectacular restaurants.
The next Artrageous Friday is on January 18th from 6-9 p.m., so plan your artsy adventure now!

Here are a few stops to consider on the 18th…

Bluestem Missouri Crafts: A Tisket, A Tasket, Some Very Special Baskets will open at Bluestem on Friday, January 18. The show will feature the work of award-winning basket artist Martha Monson Lowe.

Columbia Art League: Multi-award winning scratchboard artist, Harold Farley, will be demonstrating his art in the CAL gallery. You might have seen his award winning Night Owl work at last Fall’s Boone County Art Show. Come and watch how his animals take form on scratchboard. Young artists can come and try their hand at scratch-boarding in the CAL classroom with Harold on-hand to give out tips and techniques.

Orr Street Studios: Housing 28 artists in 19 working studios, Orr Street Studios offers the opportunity to interact and visit with numerous local artists in one location.  Creating amazing works in paint, pencil, woodworking, ceramics, design, photography, and more, Orr Street has it all!  During Artrageous Fridays our artists will be on hand, one-of-a-kind works will be for sale, music will be in the air, and community members are sure to be inspired and amazed!

PS: Gallery: Come create your very own terrarium in honor of Laura Konopinski’s artwork, recently debuted and currently on exhibit at PS:Gallery. Laura’s new series, utilizing a variety of media and glass-working techniques, are looking-glass enclosures of text, organic imagery and found objects that result in intimate, and intensely poetic worlds. You’ll have a chance to make your very own terrarium with supplies provided at PS:Gallery.

Missouri Contemporary Ballet: Stop by Missouri Contemporary Ballet to watch a rehearsal for our upcoming tour to William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Join us from 6-9pm to experience the artistry, athleticism, and grace of the only local contemporary ballet company! It’s not every day you get to see the process behind the finished product.

Also be sure to dine at restaurants featuring art like Bleu, Trey Bistro, Room 38 and more.

What will you be sure to experience at Artrageous Friday?

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If you’re going to be in Columbia this Friday, we have just one question for you…are you ready to get Artrageous?

Artrageous Fridays are a quarterly event that celebrate the vibrant and ever-growing art scene in Columbia. From 6:00-9:00 in the evening, opens in a new windowThe District and the opens in a new windowNorth Village Arts District as well as Columbia’s college campuses highlight all of the artistic opportunities that Columbia has to offer. Businesses from galleries to shops to banks all open their doors to art enthusiasts to expose them to music, dance, theater, pottery, painting and more!

Participating venues will have artists on hand, activities you can enjoy and, of course, plenty of art for sale. You can also enjoy art while you eat at some of The District’s most fantastic local restaurants. Each stop will offer a unique, inspiring experience all centered around the arts. So come on down and get Artrageous!

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