Nestled away in downtown Columbia, Missouri inside a wall of law offices, colleges, hospitals, a giant university, a county courthouse, City Hall and government buildings, sporting events and parade traffic lies an oasis. A charming village full of renovated and repurposed buildings, warehouses, and shops where art, music and small businesses flourish. For example, find over 150 artists working out of studios, film companies, dance studios, design companies, musicians and live performance spaces, galleries, nightclubs, a theatre, restaurants, cafes, shops, yoga studios, a distillery, a farmers and artisans market, and our monthly First Fridays!
The North Village Arts District is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Please consider supporting the North Village Arts District which enriches the quality of life in the Columbia, Missouri area by providing an inspirational civic gathering place where regional, national, and international cultural activities illuminate, educate, and entertain. We celebrate the diversity of Columbia by offering an array of affordable cultural opportunities designed to appeal, and be accessible by all.