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Painted Wren Art Gallery

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Visitors to the Painted Wren Art Gallery tell us this is a happy place. We have eight local artists’, photographers’, and authors’ works on display in the gallery. Those works include paintings, photographs, prints, goat milk soaps, upcycled feed sack tote bags, books, postcards, pottery, quilts, and note cards. Three of the artists are juried Best of Missouri Hands artists. Commissioned work is possible with some of the artists.

We are the birthplace of the historic Missouri Bicentennial Mural. The mural is made up of 15 four feet by six feet panels. 16,116 people painted on the mural. This mural has unofficially broken a Guinness World Record for the most people to paint a painting. Because of this project, in August 2021 the St. Louis Gateway Arch become a new state symbol, the State Monument. At this time, the Bicentennial Mural panels are being permanently installed in the cafeteria area of Truman Building in Jefferson City. The mural is expected to be on the wall by June 2022.

Painted Wren Art Gallery hosts “Paint for a Cause” paintings for local charitable organizations. For a $1 donation, visitors have the opportunity to paint a small triangle-shaped space on a large painting. Artists Aaron Horrell and/or Barb Bailey put paint on the brush and show each person where to paint. Easy-peasy! After expenses, the money and the painting go to the charity.

Painted Wren Art Gallery

Missouri Bicentennial Mural


Tuesday   1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Wednesday   1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Thursday   1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Friday   1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Saturday   1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
620 Whitelaw Ave.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Canoeing Outfitters
Casino Gaming
Equestrian Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check