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Programs

Gallery Shows

In its main gallery, Orr Street Studios hosts ten to twelve
art exhibits yearly, including:

  • Solo shows by local and regional artists working in various mediums and genres. Receptions are usually held on First Fridays. This is a good opportunity to see more comprehensive displays of an artist’s work.

  • The One Read Art Exhibit in collaboration with the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s One Read program. A community-wide reading program that focuses on one book followed by discussions, activities, and the open invitational Art Exhibit at Orr Street in September.

  • Photo Vision: a community photography exhibit sponsored by Miller Professional Imaging. An open invitational exhibit featuring the work of professional and non-professional photographers held in October.

  • The Orr Street Artists Annual Exhibit: a group show of the work of Orr Street Artists only. On display during the month of December.

  • Special Invitational Community Shows occur on an irregular basis at Orr Street. Some past examples include: Habitat for Humanity Photography Exhibit, The National Geographic Pictures of the year, a solar eclipse show, poster contests and shows, fiber artist group shows, The Built Environment (a national juried exhibition), and exhibit of local art teachers’ work.

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First Fridays

Once a month, Orr Street Studios, along with various other participating North Village Arts District venues, opens its doors to the community on First Fridays from 6-9pm. No matter the season or the weather, people turn out for this fun event that features new art exhibits, opening receptions, food and refreshments, live music, and special attractions throughout the year.


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Second Saturdays for Kids:

A very special event at Orr Street Studios especially for children. Organized by Orr Artist Catherine Parke, Second Saturdays feature hands-on, art-centered activities staffed by artists and volunteers based on changing themes. Open to children 5-15. Parents, bring your kids for a fun and creative day!

Second Saturdays, Orr Street Studios in Columbia, MO
Second Saturdays, Orr Street Studios in Columbia, MO


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Hearing Voices Seeing Visions:

Orr Street Studios’ longest running program began in 2007. Hearing Voices Seeing Visions gives writers and visual artists of all kinds the opportunity to talk about their work in a relaxed and informal setting. Second Tuesdays of the month 7-9 pm, September through May.

Nellie Introducing a guest.

Nellie Introducing a guest.

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Anthony Connolly reading at the debut in 2007

Anthony Connolly reading at the debut in 2007

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Nellie Boyt and Karen Pojman: hosts, moderators and coordinators.


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