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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.



48-Hour Film Competition: Halloween Edition

Begins Friday, October 12, 6pm & ends Sunday, October 14, 6pm  

Cost:$20 per team

Join Spiva and Bookhouse Cinema for a special Halloween Edition of the 48-Hour Film Competition! Come to Spiva on Friday, October 12th at 6pm to compete. For more information please contact Shaun Conroy at 417-623-0183 or sconroy@spivaarts.org.




Artist Talk with Gloria Baker Feinstein

Saturday, October 20, 11am-12pm

Nationally recognized fine art and portrait photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein will share insights from her exhibit To Everything There Is a Season.

“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”