World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


The Feather Family in Missouri displays lots of different types of colorful feathers for costume purposes or Mardi Gras Festival in St. Louis Missouri

The Feather Family in California, Missouri

This California, Missouri, company provides feathers to the world.


Book on Prairie Wildflowers of Missouri

Book Review: Prairie Wildflowers

Prairie Wildflowers provides a companion on journeys through Missouri’s grasslands and beyond.


Local Missouri artists depiction of fine dining in Missouri

Springfield Artist Finds Her Passion in Water Media

Alicia Farris loves colorful city scenes and observing to find inspiration for her art.


painting of hay and animals

Missouri Plein Artist Billyo O’Donnell Shares His Art

Meet the Missouri plein air artist who translates with paint.


Glass melting by Shawn Palmer

Rocheport Artist Shawn Palmer Creates Glass Artwork

Time and skill goes into creating the perfect glass artwork. Rocheport artist, Shawn Palmer, shares his craft.


Father and Son doing homework together

A Farmington Artist Passes His Craft Through Generations

Farmington artist Brandon Warren teaches his son that good artists can make art anywhere and with whatever supplies are available.


Performing Live!—in Columbia

Columbia hits all the right notes when it comes to live music venues.


Here Are Our Photo Contest Winners

One of the most difficult and rewarding experiences we have at Missouri Life is to pick the winners of our photo contest. Not only does our state have an abundant array of photo material—endless, if you ask us—but we also have an amazing bunch of photographers.


Columbia’s Museums Will Amaze

Boost your cultural IQ and have a great time while doing it at Columbia’s museums.