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A Neighborhood of Creative Expression!

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 a monthly art walk.

First Friday is November 5th!

First Fridays in the North Village Arts District

A free art crawl on the first Friday of each month! From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., galleries, shops, and businesses will be open with music, and art demonstrations, also children’s activities, refreshments and much more.

Sponsorships and Partnerships

These businesses and organizations are important to us because they help the North Village Arts District and our art community flourish.

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.