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Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Spiva is to celebrate the creative experience. 
Our vision is to be a community catalyst, joining culture, community, education, business, and the arts as one, endeavoring to be a model for art centers across the nation.

Our History

Read the story of Spiva’s beginnings and see our previous homes.

Our Team

Meet the passionate individuals driving Spiva’s artistic mission.

In The Know

Stay updated on the latest Spiva news and happenings.

Friends of St. Avips

Since 1962, this unique initiative has been integral to Spiva’s success.

The Cornell Complex & Our Building Family Tree

The modern home to Spiva and other community arts organizations.

Valuations & Appraisals

Spiva Center for the Arts is not licensed to offer valuations, appraisals, or authentications for works of art. Appraisal and authentication should be conducted by a certified appraiser or reputable auction house.

The following organizations provide a directory of members that provide appraisal services.

Contact Us

Location & Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

212 W. 7th Street
Joplin, M0 64801