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Cornell Complex could ‘enrich the heart’ of Joplin

A new arts and entertainment center to be built on the parking lot of Joplin's Memorial Hall is being billed as a way to breathe life into the downtown area and bring additional people and activities to the city. Officials with Connect2Culture and Spiva Center for the...

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Best Art Classes in Joplin, MO

There has been a trend in recent years to make art class fun again. Many art galleries have opened their studio doors to art students of all ages: from pre-school painting to Paint and Sip parties, there is an art class for all ages, interests, and skill levels. At...

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What is Spiva’s Small Works Auction?

We’re glad you asked. Our annual Small Works auctions, previously known as the 12x12 Auction, features dozens of pieces of original works of art, that, you guessed it, are small. This year’s Small Works Auction will run from March 16 through May 12, 2018. During this...

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Joplin, MO’s art and cultural community is booming—and there is no slowing down in sight. With this, comes some amazing events for the entire family to enjoy. From Joplin Arts Fest (Joplin’s annual art festival in September) to Joplin’s First Thursday ArtWalk, we are...

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Everything you should know about PhotoSpiva 2018

Spiva Arts is proud to celebrate the 42nd year of PhotoSpiva. The Founders of PhotoSpiva state that the objective of the competition is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary...

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2018 Small Works Auction

Our 2018 Small Works Auction showcases Spiva members' original work for our annual fundraising exhibit! Pick up your boards and entry forms starting January 16.     

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