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Programs Calendar

1000 Words

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30pm

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the myriad of images appearing in PhotoSpiva 2021 will be waiting to inspire writers for the 12th annual 1000 Words event. Authors are invited to pick one or two exhibition photos to use as springboards for poems or prose. The public is invited to attend the 1000 Words reading at 6:30pm, Tuesday, April 13 in the Main Gallery. Readings will be recorded and linked to their exhibition photos via QR codes.

Learn more: contact Shaun Conroy at sconroy@spivaarts.org or 417-623-0183, or visit the website.

Note to authors: Poems and essays do not need to be a thousand words in length!



Spiva in Bloom

April 15-17

Floral Designer Reception | Thursday, April 15, 5:30-7:30pm

Join us in celebrating the art of flowers! Local floral designers have been invited to make arrangements inspired by works from PhotoSpiva 2021. This reception, in their honor, will be a wonderful first look at these amazing displays!

Floral Resin Pendants Workshop| Friday, April 16, 5:30-7:30pm | $35 per person

Learn the basics of resin casting while creating gorgeous wearable art with pressed flowers. All materials are provided and every participant will make two pendants each. Pre registration required at spivaarts.org/classes/

Floral Workshop with Justin Thomas | Saturday, April 17, 2-3:30pm | $35 per person

 Justin Thomas of The Wild Flower will be guiding participants in creating their own spectacular floral arrangements in Spiva’s Main Gallery. All materials are provided and Mimosas will be served! Pre registration required at spivaarts.org/classes/




Art on Tap

Saturday, May 1, 5-8pm | $40 ($5 off for Spiva and Homebrew members)

Art on Tap is back! Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and craft beer at Spiva’s Annual Art of Tap. We will feature local craft brewers and all your favorite popular craft beers, local wineries, live music, and food to enjoy both indoors and outdoors under a tent. We will also be hosting the Annual Small Works Auction as well as a raffle. Advance registration is recommended since tickets are limited. Attendees must be 21+.Call your friends, mark your calendars, and contact Spiva, 417.623.0183 for membership information.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us for more details.

Purchase your tickets at https://spivaarts.org/product/art-on-tap/

Spiva and Joplin Homebrew members can contact jhenning@spivaarts.org for $5 off coupon.

Thank you to the following sponsors that help to make this happen!

Missouri Eagle LLC

-Joplin Homebrew Club

-Creature Soda

-Just A Taste


-Jolly Fox

-Frosted Cakerie

-C|H Tax Group




Small Works Auction Closing Party

Friday, May 14, 6-8pm | $40 

From March 19th, to May 14th Spiva’s Regional Gallery will overflow with dazzling, original art donated by Spiva member artists. This work will be available for live and online bidding. On May 14th, we will be closing out the show with a final bidding party that is sure to be a great time! This show is a great way for anyone to enhance their art collection. Check out the available works at spivaarts.org/small-works-auction/


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