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A celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy.
Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi.
A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 24.
Join us for the 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The craft fair takes place in the Osage Center and the Show Me Center, the weekend before Thanksgiving!
This is one of the largest craft fairs in the region, and we attract artisans and crafters from all over the Midwest. Each year we display over 300 different booths selling unique handmade items-perfect for the gift-giving spirit of the season! And last year we had over 12,000 shoppers!
Ticket prices are $5 on Saturday for both days and both locations; $3 on Sunday only for both locations.
Come enjoy this antique show and sale, featuring more than 70 dealers from across the U.S. selling, among other items: antique furniture; jewelry; pottery; toys; tools; primitives; vintage lighting; glassware.
Dealers are located in the indoor, 32,000 square-foot E-Plex, on the grounds of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Parking is free. Concessions are available. Admission: $5, covers the entire weekend.
Join us for a celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage during October’s First Fridays at the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
"A Cast of Blues" features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy. Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
"A Cast of Blues" is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Our annual Thanksgiving Trail Ride at Coldwater Ranch will begin Wednesday, November 26 with dinner, and end Sunday November 30 with breakfast. We will ride daily, feast often, and enjoy visiting with our guests.
Start your Christmas shopping with a visit to downtown Sikeston. Browse our galleries, art studio, antique and collectibles shops, boutiques, and specialty stores to find that gift for someone special.
While downtown, take a carriage ride through the area or enjoy our Historic Homes Walking/Driving Tour.
Note: Events held on the first Friday of each month only. Address above is for the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.
Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the historic district participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.
Start your tour at the Welcome Center, where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries.
Refreshments are served at various locations. Take your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.
The annual Grape & Fall Festival returns to historic downtown Hollister October 11. Kicking off with the Color Me Grape 5K at 9 a.m., the festival is filled with entertainment and vendors. More than 10,000 people attended the 2013 festival and the 2014 festival will be bigger than ever.
The festival showcases:
The Grape & Fall Festival provides hours of entertainment alongside local businesses and culinary experts. Join us for the street dance at 7 p.m. and enjoy the Beer & Wine Garden throughout the day.
For more information, visit HollisterChamber.Net or call 417.334.3050.
Enjoy a weekend just for the ladies. Hannibal businesses roll out the red carpet, offering specials, classes, demonstrations and more. Gals may (not required) purchase a Goody Bag full of coupons and goodies.
Shops pamper you with sales, demos, fun, food, fashion and wine tasting. Also, there are special activities in the evenings to finish your day with fun and laughter.
Visit our website for details.
"I Put a Spell on You"
"Roll Away the Stone"
"Shootout on the Plantation"
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
Leon Russell, at Wildwood Springs Lodge
Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011 and inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June, 2011. Leon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S.
Packages available: concert tickets only; dinner and concert; dinner, concert and lodging.
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
Connect to the Art-Full Life.
Original fine art and fine crafts from regional artists: paintings; drawings; photography; fiber; pottery; and jewelry.
We have been connecting those who appreciate and collect art with those who create art since 2003.
Open Gallery night the second Saturday of every month, 5 p.m.-8 pm.
Each of our locations provides access to Kansas City's attractions. Each location offers you free local calls, free hi-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry.American Inns offer three locations in the Kansas City, Missouri, area: I-70 and Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs; I-70 and Noland Road in Independence; and I-35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Our North Kansas City location is a full-service location featuring Spirits Restaurant and Spirit's Alibi Lounge. Should you have a meeting or reunion planned, allow us to assist you in North Kansas City or Independence in our meeting facilities.
A steakhouse with a full menu; daily lunch and dinner buffet. Breakfast buffet available Fri.-Sun.
This circa 1865 house is located one block from the Katy Trail, amidst Augusta’s acclaimed wineries. Apple Gate offers three guest suites, each with private bath and private entrance; one has a kitchenette. A full, hot breakfast is served.
We provide guests with an escape to America's past, while enjoying the luxuries of today.
A circa 1850 home with three guestrooms; situated on a 60-acre farm, 14 blocks from downtown.
Featuring original artwork by Mary Peura and a collection of fine antiques including glassware, pottery, furniture, jewelry and primitives.
This not-for-profit art organization offers exhibitions, classes, workshops and seminars in the visual arts. Gallery artwork is available for purchase. Continuing exhibits of work by area artists on display. Call to verify hours of operation.
Art House is a vibrant and welcoming center founded on the belief that creative arts enrich lives. Through rotating exhibits, focused instruction and educational outreach, our mission is to create opportunities for the economic and artistic growth of established and emerging artists and to nurture the community's appreciation and understanding of the arts.
The gallery is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and displays over a hundred works for sale from more than 20 artists. The Art House hosts classes teaching painting, ceramics, jewelry making, drawing, rug weaving, and other fine arts as well as other events including Fun Art Fridays with music, drinks, and the opportunity for people of all skill levels to explore the fun of creating art.
Focused on regional art, Art Saint Louis is a visual arts organization that creates exhibition, growth and support for emgerging and establised contemporary artists. Showcasing multi-media, we feature a free to the public street access art gallery with six-eight juried and curated annual exhibtions in our main gallery, plus a sales gallery featuring small original works.
Detailed, hand-painted new and antique items for indoor and outdoor display. Also, custom farm, wildlife and country scenes on your items. Handmade crafts, braded rugs, quilts and dolls. Meet the artist at the shop.
Founded in 1961 to encourage artistic awareness, participation, and expression, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri features three distinct visual arts galleries.
The Jean A. Chapman Gallery features works by the Visual Arts Cooperative, of more than 48 artists.
Gallery 100 and Lorimier Gallery feature works by other local talent.
The Arts Council, along with other downtown galleries, hosts the First Friday Opening Reception on the first Friday of each month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wine, soft drinks and refreshments are available. These events showcase artwork in Cape Girardeau and offer guests a chance to talk with the artists.
Come visit a studio and gallery where we make and offer 100 percent lead-free, functional pewter items. Visitors may tour the studio and watch us making traditional pewter pieces by hand; shop our gallery and purchase a pewter family heirloom; and select from the works of more than 60 American artisans.
ASL Pewter is the place to go when you are looking for anything you need to decorate your home in the style of the 18th or 19th centuries. We offer classes and instruction. Tours welcome. Closed New Years Day, December 25, Thanksgiving and July 4.
ASL Pewter, where American crafts are made by American Craftsmen.
Three guestrooms with private baths: two with a king bed; one has a queen bed. Private baths. Continental breakfast. Front porch overlooks a city park.
We are about 220-yards from the sparkling Castor River for fishing, swimming and relaxation; about a block from the Durso Hills Winery and Bistro.
Don't forget to visit The Gallery, to view its interesting art exhibits. Stop by Buckhorn School Antiques and find a treasure.
Spend the day at Castor River Ranch exploring the outdoors, then stay the night with us.
Reserve one room or the entire house. Reservations accepted by phone and email.
Unique goldsmith gallery specializing in jewelry designed and crafted on-site, by Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Randall Hurt.
One of only 128 Certified Master Jewelers in the country, he uses his 40+ years of experience to make wearable art, right in downtown Hannibal.
Ayers Pottery is recognized for its form and intense color-rich glazes. Steve Ayers has been a professional potter for more than 30 years, always making pottery with the customer in mind. His pottery is beautiful and functional: handles feel comfortable; spouts pour evenly; the pottery is microwaveable, oven and dishwasher safe. All of our pottery is lead free and food safe. Visit our studio and watch us make pottery. Browse the showroom and then take home a true Hannibal souvenir. If there’s time, we’ll show you around the shop.
A folk art gallery in a restored 100-year-old building. We feature handmade works by Missouri artisans and some from neighboring states. In addition to other types, works include: chainsaw sculptures of eagles, fish, turtles, frogs, bears and mountain scenes; outdoor metal art; and American Indian art.
We feature the Sleepy Hollow Art Gallery, with art in various media, as well as a bookstore with rare, unusual and antiquarian books.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
Triple Creek Farm is located in Franklin County Missouri just a stone’s throw from the Missouri River in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. Berger Guesthouse is 7 miles east of Hermann, Missouri or 6 miles west of New Haven, Missouri just off Route 100.
Situated on 42 acres, Triple Creek Farm provides a quiet getaway with farm animals, a small lake, three creeks, in-ground pool, woods and wildlife galore. You can walk and bike to the Berger Bottoms from the farm or catch the Katy Trail in Hermann.
Berger Guesthouse has been totally renovated by Master Carpenter Phil Manne. The two newly renovated suites have their own private kitchens and baths and original hardwood floors. Both suites are exquisitely, but sparsely decorated with images taken on the farm by owner and photographer Margie Manne. In 1942 the caretaker built an addition on the guesthouse made solely out of ammunition boxes. The Mannes have preserved this fabulous piece of history just for you.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
This hotel offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Located in the downtown area, the perfect place for guests to walk around the neighborhood and explore on foot; within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is banquet space for 75 people.
This hotel is 100 percent no-smoking.
Craig Thomas, a resident of Cape Girardeau, is known for his fine art, murals, street paintings and commissions. His work, which has taken him throughout the Midwest and Europe, is displayed at the Black Door Gallery. Other artists are represented. Open first Friday of each month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., and by appointment.
A Day at the Capital
Enjoy a visit to Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri.
Spend a week enjoying Missouri's agritourism resources.
Augusta Viticulture Area
Explore this area of Missouri for wineries, inns and shopping.
Columbia and Rocheport
Small-town charm or metro excitement? Get a taste of both on this trip.
Critter Crawl-St. Louis
Take a walk on the wild side of St. Louis.
Dad's Dream Weekend in Missouri
It's time for Dad to get out and have some fun in Missouri.
Discover Joplin, Inside and Out
See fun attractions and enjoy natural beauty that abounds in Joplin.
Explore the Boone's Lick Region - Part II
Whether you spell it Boone's Lick or Boonslick, you'll be wowed by the unique history in this area of Northwest and Central Missouri.
Fall In Love with Hermann
Check out the wonderful sights and sounds of Hermann in the fall.
Forest Park and Central West End
Take in the great free zoo attractions and the free Museum of Art in Forest Park before visiting fun restaurants in the Central West End.
Group Getaway: Home for the Holidays
Experience holiday fun, Missouri style, during this special getaway.
Grown-ups Getaway in Platte County
Shop, enjoy beautiful scenery and delight in the flavors of Platte County.
Haunted Places and Historical Sites in St. Charles
With plenty of historical sites to visit and haunted places along the Missouri River, there are adventures on every corner in St. Charles.
Holiday Getaway - Central Missouri
Enjoy shopping, dining, and exploring Central Missouri during the holidays.
Holiday Getaway - Northeast Missouri
Enjoy cities of all sizes during your holiday escape to Northeast Missouri.
Holiday Getaway - Northwest Missouri
There's plenty to see and do during your holiday trip to Northwest Missouri.
Honor Tour - Part Three
Military Museums and Memorials in northeast and southeast Missouri
Head toward the Bootheel to experience Southern hospitality, Missouri style.
KC - A Taste of Culture in the City
From great jazz and art, to enticing shopping areas, you’ll enjoy your stay in Kansas City.
Kidding Around St. Louis Tour
Kids and kids at heart enjoy this family friendly trek around St. Louis.
Missouri's Great River Road
Enjoy the sights along Missouri's section of the Great River Road.
Museum Madness in Missouri
Museums, Art and Food KC Style
Kansas City has world-class museums boasting everything from sculpture to pricess works of art. And the food here is pretty incredible, too.
Relaxing Day in Columbia
Spend a relaxing day in Columbia, a vibrant college town in the heart of Missouri.
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