Spiva Trivia Night
Every First Thurday
Are you and your friends looking for something new and fun to do during Downtown Joplin’s First Thursday? Look no further. This spring we are kick-starting a new monthly event in our Main Gallery! Beginning March 1, we will hold a four-round, team-based arts and culture trivia night that will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on every First Thursday. The cost will be only $5 per person in each team with a limit of one to eight people per team. The more teammates you have, the higher your chances of winning! There will be three teams to a round and the team to win each round will win 75% of the entry fees. The remainder will go into raising money for Spiva’s Annual Fund Drive. Each round lasts 30 minutes, so we encourage you to come in, have a beer, grab a snack, and put on those thinking caps! All participants must be 21 or older. Sponsored by Missouri Eagle LLC.
Lunch and Learn with Shaun Conroy
Friday, August 3, 11am-12pm
American Wildlife Art: Shaun Conroy shares the story of how the genre evolved over four centuries of cultural events, aesthetic and ideological trends, from it beginning in colonial times to the epic work of the present day.
Art and the Military Panel Discussion
Saturday, August 18, 11am-12pm
Featuring Dr. Tara Tappert of The Arts and the Military, Geraldine Craig, Professor of Art at K-State and creator of the Earl Project, Ted and Amy Donaldson of Joplin’s Compass Quest, and David Ross, veteran and Vet Art participant. Mediated by Josie Mai. Donations are encouraged.
Veteran Family Picnic & Heartland Concert Band
Saturday, September 22, Picnic: 6pm-7pm, Band: 7pm
Join Spiva in celebrating local veterans at this fun-filled, family-friendly event to be held in the parking lot. This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.
Artist Talk with Angel Brame
Saturday, October 6, 11am-12pm
Local artist Angel Brame will discuss the challenges and triumphs of creating 365 pieces for her latest pottery exhibit One Per Day: A Year of Small Decisions.
Artist Talk with Gloria Baker Feinstein
Saturday, October 20, 11am-12pm
“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”