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Programs Calendar

Spiva Trivia Night

Every First Thurday, 6-8pm

Are you and your friends looking for something new and fun to do during Downtown Joplin’s First Thursday? Look no further! We hold a four-round, team-based arts and culture trivia night that takes 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 60% 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.



Opening Reception:

Anonymous Women: Camouflage & Calamity/Flexible Itineraries: Far From the Madding Tourist Bus

Friday, January 10, 5:30-7:30pm, Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5




Artist Talk with Patty Carroll

Saturday, January 11, 11am-12pm, Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5

Join nationally renowned photographer, educator, and PhotoSpiva 2019 juror Patty Carroll as she elaborates on the intricacies of her exhibit Anonymous Women: Camouflage & Calamity.


First Friday Wine Share

Friday, February 7, 6-8pm

Downtown Joplin Alliance hosts a unique networking opportunity each month with First Friday Wine Share. Spiva and Connect2Culture are holding this event for February.  It’s free to attend, and anyone over 21 is welcome!

Just bring a bottle of wine or craft beer to share and we will take care of the rest.  We also encourage you to bring a glass — the more unique the better!


I Want… The Desires of Women in Opera

A musical accompaniment to Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity 

Saturday, February 8, doors open at 7pm, $15 until February 7, $20 day of

Heartland Opera Theatre will partner with Spiva Center for the Arts for a musical evening of tantalizing operatic arias to celebrate and coincide with Patty Carroll’s Main Gallery exhibit, Anonymous Women:  Camouflage and Calamity. Purchase your tickets here or call Spiva at 417-623-0183.


Art on Tap

Friday, February 21, 6-9pm, $40 ($5 discount for Spiva and Brew Club members – Contact jhenning@spivaarts.org for coupon code)

Art on Tap is back in time for the Winter blues. Join us for a night of entertainment, food and craft beer at Spiva’s Art on Tap: Craft Brew Edition. We will feature local craft brewers and all your favorite popular craft beers, local wineries and yummy food.

 Advance registration is recommended since tickets are limited. 21 and older only.

We will have craft beer swag and $1 votes for People’s Choice Awards to our home brewers. All proceeds for People’s Choice are split with Spiva and the Home Brew Club.

Call your friends, mark your calendars, and contact Spiva, 417.623.0183 for membership information.

Thank you sponsors that help make this happen!

Joplin Home Brew Club

Missouri Eagle LLC

Jugz Liquor N Micro Brew

Jolly Fox

Just A Taste

Show Me Tax Relief

Hedman Chiropractic LLC



Interested in sponsoring? Contact us for more details.

Purchase your tickets here or call Spiva at 417-623-0183. Spiva and Home Brew members can contact jhenning@spivaarts.org for $5 off coupon.



Artist Talk with Ron Erwin & Thao Nguyen

Saturday, February 29, 11am-12pm

Local traveling photographers Ron Erwin and Thao Nguyen will elaborate on their exhibit Flexible Itineraries: Far From the Madding Tourist Bus. A celebration of cultural diversity and social unity, this photography exhibit showcases their vibrant perspectives through the lens from around the world.

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