Arts & Culture
The Kirksville Arts Association hosts a number of exhibits in their gallery throughout the year. The Arts Association also provides art programs for the community, and hosts both the “Summer on the Square” concert series and the annual autumn Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival. Additionally, the Kirksville Community Chorus, Orchestra, and Band, as well as the Kirksville Film Circle, are affiliated with the Kirksville Arts Association. The gallery itself is available to rent, and is a popular venue for many events.
The University Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Ophelia Parrish Building at Truman State University. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday during the academic year with various shows by students and professional artists throughout the year.
This Kohlenberg Lyceum series brings world-class performances to the Kirksville area. Past shows have included dance performances, instrumental artists, dramas, musicals, and more. Tickets can be purchased online at http://lyceum.truman.edu/store/.
Kirksville is a great place to both enjoy and exhibit your musical talent! Community Band, Chorus, and Orchestra performances are held throughout the year in a variety of venues. Schedules and information can be found through the Kirksville Arts Association.
Truman State University offers a wide variety of musical performances open to the public. Talented students and faculty, as well as outstanding guest musicians, make the free concerts offered by the University a treat! The 500 seat Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall is home to over 230 performances each year, as well as music competitions, festivals, and symposiums. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Truman State University Observatory is housed on the University Farm and provides an opportunity to explore the skies. The Observatory is open to the public on select dates throughout the semester. See the Observatory Calendar for a complete schedule.
Jacob’s Vineyard & Winery has a Tasting Room and can be rented for weddings, showers, class reunions, parties, business meetings, and more! Jacob’s also offers a variety of activities, such as the Harvest Fest grape-stomp, throughout the season.
Framed in oak beams and adorned with Western-themed art, Jackson Stables offers a scenic location for weddings, banquets, and other gatherings. A wide selection of West Winery Wines is featured, along with local entertainment, open mic nights, and dinner theater groups.