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.
|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|