This Missouri Artist Turns Dumpsters into Art Supply Depots

This Ste. Genevieve artist sees possibilities where others see trash. Sam Conlon, owner of Only Child Original and two other shops in the historic downtown, loves to dumpster dive to find treasure to create new art.

Annual Kansas City Auction Mixes Art & Merriment

Original art adds pizzazz to your home. You’ll discover exquisite art at the annual Kansas City Artists Coalition’s auction. The online preview will get you revved up to bid, and there’s a feature for those who require instant gratification.

City Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Art

The City Museum in St. Louis is a high-energy, family-friendly destination, and where better to display a unique collection of bold, thought-provoking art? The “Blessed by the Ancestors” exhibit features incredible works by St. Louis artists.

Romantic Valentine Dinner in Art Museum

Get away with your sweetheart to an elegant dinner within an art museum. Stay at one of the many historic house B&Bs close by to round out the romance. The five-course dinner includes a short art talk from the museum director on couples’ art.


You still have time to see Small Towns, Big Stories, a free exhibit documenting 75 years of the Missouri Photo Workshop, which photographs small Missouri towns annually. Peek into the changes of our landscape and culture as you view 121 images.

See pop culture creators at ArtCon

Plan ahead to visit this annual pop culture convention featuring actor Isaac Singleton, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ande Parks, creator of the comic “Ciudad” that inspired the film, Extraction, and Kevin Mellon, who worked on The Vampire Diaries.

See the Dazzling Dresses Worn by Ginger Rogers

You can see some of the spectacular dresses worn by Hollywood star Ginger Rogers and hear how her garments influence modern designers at a special program coming up next week. Ginger, who was born in Independence, frequently defied society norms.

Have No Doubt — This’ll Be Fun!

Who can forget Robin Williams’ in the hilarious yet heartfelt hit movie “Mrs. Doubtfire?” He played divorced dad Daniel Hillard, who, unhappy that he doesn’t have more access to his kids, masquerades as an elderly Scottish nanny to be with them.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With A French Flair!

Looking for a unique way to ring in the New Year? We know of the perfect one! Usher in 2024 with an ancient French tradition that dates back to Europe’s Middle Ages. It’s a chance to join jovial and joyous revelers ambling about a historic town.

Lake of the Ozarks artist creates colorful tiles

This artist’s work made one young mother burst into tears. She paints bold, beautiful women in bright colors but also cozy, quiet cottages in pastels. Her intriguing tiles can be creative accents in any room. Discover where to see her work.