July 2017

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Monthly Arts & Culture

What’s coming up in July 2017? We have all the details on performances, arts events, exhibits, and classes happening throughout July in the #JoplinArts. Take a look below and share with friends…


PERFORMANCES

July 1: Joplin Area Organist’s Association presents Rally ‘round The Flag!, 3:00pm at Joplin Memorial Hall (West 8th St). This free concert will be a musical celebration of American Independence. The program will include a variety of organ music using the Baldwin Symphonic Organ and inspiring marches performed by the Heartland Concert Band. Five different organist’s shall perform. The special guest will be tenor Patrick Boyer. Free and open to the public.

June 30 & July 1: Fiddlers On The Route, grounds open at 5:00pm in Landreth Park (Amphitheater). Connect2Culture and the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau present a two-day festival of outstanding musical performances. Night one caters to the 21+ crowd (think date night, girl/guys night out). Crowds will enjoy the swingin’ shufflin’ blues and dance group Hudson’s All Star Hoo Doos (6:00pm) and the rockin’ country of The Mother Road’s musical ambassadors, The Road Crew (8:00pm). Enjoy food vendors and a beer garden. Night two is a family affair featuring America’s premier youth fiddling show band, the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (7:00pm). Enjoy dinner on the grounds from food vendors before the concert, sit back, and prepare to be amazed. This a FREE live music experience for the Joplin area and beyond! For more information, call 417.625.6683 or email emily@connect2culture.com.

July 20 – 30: Stained Glass Theatre Joplin presents Anne of Green Gables, 7:00pm (2:30pm on Sundays) at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter). When Anne Shirley, a vivacious young orphan girl, is mistakenly placed with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert her life is changed forever. As the people of Green Gables come to know this quirky, bright, inquisitive creature, they find that beneath a fiery temper and an unstoppable imagination, there is a person longing to learn and love, and to find a place called home. Join us for smashed slates, mice in the pudding, and a disastrous boat ride as we watch a scraggly little orphan become a young lady. $8 for Adults and $5 for children (ages 4-13). Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door, which opens 45 minutes prior to show times. A handicap ramp is accessible at the rear of the building. 

July 26 – 30: Joplin Little Theatre presents The Snow White Show, 7:30pm (2:30pm on Sunday) at Joplin Little Theatre (3008 W First St). A musical spoof of the classical fairy tale, directed by Angela and Jon Lowe, as a fund-raiser for Joplin Little Theatre. A cast of at least 30 children, plus a few token adult roles – singing, dancing and a lot of fun. Recommended for all ages. Tickets: $10. 

July 27: Joplin Comedy presents Ryan Singer, 8:30–10:30pm at Infuжn Водка Bar (530 South Main St). Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “Who Should Be Big.” Joining Ryan will be some of the area’s best local comics. The best part of all, this is a FREE SHOW!


EVENTS

July 4: Chat N Craft (Adults), 5:30–8:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 East 20th St.). An adult crafting group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month. All types of hand work welcome. Share ideas, tips and tricks with other crafters. Bring your current craft project and join for laughter, friendship and fun! Check the blog to see what is going on and if a special class will be offered. For more information, visit chatncraft.wordpress.com.

July 6: First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30–8:30pm in various venues throughout Downtown Joplin. First Thursday ArtWalk is a sophisticated, yet festive event, for area artists, as well as patrons of the arts…past, present and future! Dozens of artists will be showing or demonstrating their artistic process and all art will be for sale. Participating artists will be located inside various venues along with live acoustic music. Patrons are encouraged to “walk the art” through historic Downtown Joplin. This event runs on the first Thursday of each month from March–October.

July 7: First Friday WineShare, 6:00–9:00pm at a different venues throughout Downtown Joplin each month. WineShare is a national event that takes place on the First Friday of each month. Its a great opportunity to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. It’s also a fantastic way to kick off date night! Feel free to bring friends or colleagues, as well. Bring a bottle of wine or a craft beer. The Downtown Joplin Alliance will take care of the rest. As always, there is no charge to attend WineShare and everyone 21 years of age and older is welcome. Free Admission.

July 8: Paper Marbler Demonstrations with John Bielik, 11:00am–3:00pm at Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St). Post Art Library will present a demonstration with John Bielik, artisan paper marbler specializing in historic methods, at Joplin Public Library. Admission is FREE and audience participation is encouraged. Let’s marble paper! For more information, contact Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7953 x1041.

 July 8: Coloring Book Club, 10:30am–Noon at Spiva Center for the Art (222 W 3rd St). Every second Saturday, bring your coloring book or sketchbook and get creative. Relax, chat, and color. Spiva provides some coloring pages and markers, but it’s best to bring what you prefer or purchase items in the Gift Shop! Cost: Free. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

July 11: Tri-State Gem and Mineral Club Meeting, at Joplin Museum Complex (504 S Schifferdecker Ave). For hours and more information call 417.623.1180.

July 13: Joplin Writers Guild, 6:00pm at Community of Christ Church (1212 Goetz Blvd). The Joplin Writers Guild, a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild, includes a wide variety of writers – from hobbyists to professional, published writers. Members have published novels (romance, mystery, historical, middle grade, YA, etc.), nonfiction books (regional history and the Arcadia Images of America series), and articles (travel, education, law topics, etc.). The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. For more information, search “Joplin Writers’ Guild” on Facebook.

July 17: Downtown Poetry July Reading and Open Mic, 6:00–8:00pm at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Poetry reading and open mic. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:00pm. Three featured poets will begin reading at 6:15pm. Open mic starts at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Allison Blevins ablevins@pittstate.edu.

July 20: Third Thursday, 5:30–8:30pm on Main Street in Downtown Joplin. Third Thursday is Joplin’s trademark cultural event. Come with your friends and family to stroll through Downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! Be sure to check the Downtown Joplin Alliance Facebook page for the full line-up of events. Third Thursday is held on the third Thursday of each month, March–October.

July 21: Spiva in Bloom Luncheon, 12:00–1:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Spiva’s new celebration of art and flowers. View a demonstration of floral arrangement by Justin Thomas from The Wildflower while you partake in a delicious catered lunch. $50 per person, seating is limited! For more information call 417.623.0183.

July 24 & 25: The Diary of Anne Frank Auditions, 7:00pm at Stained Glass Theatre of Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter). Auditions include cold readings from the script. For more information please call 417.553.0755 or email sgtjoplin@gmail.com.

 July 31: Second Annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview, 6:00–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Connect2Culture is excited to host the second annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview. This event gives arts and cultural organizations the chance to tell their story and share what they have planned for the year ahead (2017-2018). Each arts/cultural organization/business will have up to three minutes to update the community on what their organizations does and/or what they have planned for the coming year. The media, the Joplin Arts community, artists, arts advocates, and the community-at-large are invited and welcome to attend! We hope this arts roundtable will educate the public about upcoming events and encourage collaboration between participating organizations, as well as inform the media about potential opportunities for an interesting story. Organizations that would like to participate must RSVP to emily@connect2culture.com or call 417.625.6683. Please include your name, what organization you will be representing, and how best to reach you (phone and email). Deadline to RSVP for participating is Wednesday, July 26.

July 28: Fourth Friday Film Night presents BB King The Life of Riley, 6:00pm (potluck) film starts at 6:30pm at Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St). Fourth Friday Film Nights showcase artists biographies, art techniques, as well as philosophical art-related films. Donations will be accepted. Bring your own camping chairs and snacks. For more information, call 417.437.9281 or find them on Facebook.

Monday’s: Movie Monday, 2:00–4:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 East 20th St.). Movie Monday takes place every Monday. This month get out of the heat and enjoy the new Joplin Public Library while watching a different movie each week. For more information call 417.623.7953.


EXHIBITS

July: Artwork by Jodie Sutton, Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Jodie Sutton is a designer, photographer, and aspiring artist from the Midwest. She draws most of her inspiration from the landscapes that surround her. This includes daily commutes and occasional travel for work. Family, friends, and other amazing artists inspire her to step out of her comfort zone and share her artwork with the masses. For the past year she has primarily been working with encaustics. This includes original landscapes, abstract work, and photo encaustics. She has also been known to create work using watercolors, acrylics, and pottery.

July: Artwork by Taylor Kubicek, Club 609 (609 S Main St). Taylor Kubicek works primarily in oils. His contemporary realist style lends itself to contemplative symbolism by exploring the subtle emotional qualities of familiar objects. His figurative works often reflect common archetypes found in life. He received his BFA Studio Art degree from MSSU. 

July: The Freedom Endeavor by Steve Snyder, Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). The Freedom Endeavor recognizes the contributions of everyday citizens who have served in the US military, those who have taken the oath to protect our Constitutional freedoms. We see them everyday, we meet them on the street, at the market, but how do we distinguish the people responsible for our freedoms and liberties? The Freedom Endeavor honors Veterans through the use of dramatic artistic photography as well as audio and text media. Each Veteran is photographed as we would see them currently, in everyday civilian life. They are photographed holding a picture of themselves from their time in the service. The contrast between their current appearance and their service time can be vastly different. A short audio interview is recorded with their story on how their service time affected their lives and why they took the oath. Their images and their stories are showcased on the website, The Freedom Endeavor. 

July 1–30: Incognito…Finding Our Hidden Selves, Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Come visit this collection of abstract art from mother daughter duo, Elise and Elaina Edman.

July: Artwork by Andrew Batcheller, Infuжn Водка Bar (530 S Main St). Batcheller is a Kansas City native who has called Joplin his home for the last decade and classifies his work as “portraiture” using birds as analogies for the human condition.

July: Hand Rubbed by Josie Mai, Crabby’s Seafood Bar and Grill (815 West 7th St). Josie’s primary medium is collage material from National Geographic magazine. Pieces are hand-torn. Paper and adhesive are applied with fingertips and palm. The rich colors and textures from all over the globe remind us that we are citizens of the world, and that it’s crucial for an artist to travel and explore. She is inspired by the life of artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her respect for the desert and abstraction. In addition, inspired radial design and mandala forms represent meaningful symbols from countless cultures over countless centuries. The ones she creates with collage and occasionally acrylic are personally meaningful, but do not represent a particular cultural construct. Josie Mai earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She taught art K-12 in Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, MSSU in Joplin, and PSU in Pittsburg, KS. Currently she is the Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts and a Carthage resident.

July 28 – Sept 24: A Bell(e)s Ball: Porcelain Figures by Linda Ganstrom, Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). The various roles of women in the late 20th and early 21st century, their connection and responsibility to their community and the environment, as well as the changing perceptions of women’s potential are reflected in Linda’s figurative sculptures. Opening Reception: Fri, July 28, 5:30–7:30pm ($5 suggested contribution; members free.) For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

July 28 – Sept 24: Anemoi, Breath of the Morning Sky, Ceramic Whistles by Laurie Spencer, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Sponsored by Sharon Beshore Featuring sculptural organic whistles, Spencer is interested in using sound as the voice of the sculpture as a means of giving them a sense of life. The whistles are not meant as musical instruments, but rather as organic “living” sensuous forms. Opening Reception: Fri, July 28, 5:30–7:30pm ($5 suggested contribution; members free.) For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

May 13 – July 16: Biodiversity in the Art of Care by Pieter Brest van Kempen, Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Brest van Kempen’s meticulously executed paintings explore the variety of nature and attest to the artist’s belief that chief among nature’s hallmarks is its diversity. This widely acclaimed exhibition consists of 50 original paintings and preparatory sketches inspired not just by the beauty of the subjects, but also by their fascinating ecology and habitat. The qualities that make a particular species unique, such as behavioral traits, movements, or appearance, are what attract the artist to his subject. His aim is to help the viewer learn about how an animal lives and interacts with its environment and other organisms. From Mesozoic fauna to present-day animals of the African plains, these paintings recapture our fascination for unusual species, helping us better appreciate their distinctive characteristics and habitats, as well as the vital role they play in nature. Opening Reception: Fri, May 12, 5:30–7:30pm ($5 suggested contribution; members free.) For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

May 13 – July 16: Tim Cherry’s Hewn from Nature, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Branson, MO, artist Tim Cherry produces sculptures which attract the viewer’s eyes and hands. Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1965, he grew up among the rugged Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia. This is where he developed a love of wildlife and the outdoors. Tim’s wildlife sculptures are an expression of each animal’s personality, movement and behavior. Grace and elegance truly are qualities immediately recognizable in Cherry’s work, but another quality frequently present is a sense of whimsy, which marks a number of his works. Opening Reception: Fri, May 12, 5:30–7:30pm ($5 suggested contribution; members free.) For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

June 15 – July 6: 2016’s Best Avian Photography, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 Riviera Dr). Visit the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center and walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local birdlife. Selected from over 7,000 entries—submitted from all 50 states, DC, and Canada—the winning photos were published in the May-June 2016 issue of Audubon magazine. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. For more information call 417.782.6287.


CLASSES

July 3: Chess Club, 5:30pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). A new, monthly Children’s department program for chess players of all experience levels. No registration required. For more information call 417.623.7953.

July 6 – 27 (Thursday’s): Kids Clay Class (Ages 8-12), 9:30am at Phoenix (1603 S Main Street). The longer format of 4 weekly classes will allow youngsters to get more practice time on the wheel and have multiple lessons in throwing, trimming, adding handles and sculptural additions and glazing. Class size will be limited to 8 students and will be taught by Matt Wright a licensed K-12 Art Teacher. Cost is $150 per month all materials and firing included and $25 Discount for Phoenix members. Call 417.437.9281 or register in person at Phoenix Fired Art.

July 13: Biodiversity Family Workshop, 6:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Bring the whole family to a series of art activity stations in the Main Gallery influenced by the current exhibit. Cost is $15 per family (if you have a current family membership) or $10 per child. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

July 14: Home Depot Workshop, 11:00am at Joplin Public Library (1901 East 20th St). Join the Home Depot staff and learn how to build a raised garden box! Space is limited. Suggested age is 4 years to 5th grade. For more information call 417-623-7953.

July 15: Design a Happy Cup (So You Can Stop Mean Mugging), 2:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Are you a caffeine addict? Are you a collector of coffee mugs? Come make and paint beautiful coffee mugs at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio. Make a mug for yourself, for a gift, or for an enemy – in this class we’ll be creating one of a kind coffee mugs. Whether you need it to peel back your eyelids or just a mid-day spruce, this class will help you create the perfect mug for every occasion. We’ll have the supplies, you just need to bring your brain. You can create a painting for $30. And if you choose, your art will be printed on a mug for $40! If you have any questions, call 417.553.0835. The class will be taught by C.W. Moss and his amazing Mom, Margie Moss.

July 20: Pick Your Passion with April Davis (Ages 10+), 6:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Students may choose to create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels – beginner to advanced! Cost: $30 per class. Call 417.553.0835 to register.

July 21: Watercolor Birds, 6:00–9:00pm at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio (3820 E 20th St). Crackpot is excited to offer a hands-on watercolor class featuring birds by Tom Jones. All materials will be provided. Make yourself at home: bring drinks, snacks, or whatever! Call 623-1455 to register. Payment in advance to hold your spot can be done in person or over the phone. Cost per person is $35. For more information call 417.623.1455.

July 22: Shibori Fabric Dyeing (Ages 13+), 10:00am at Spiva Center For the Arts (222 W 3rd St).  Learn traditional dyeing methods while making fun, beautiful wearable art! This workshop will be held outdoors, so wear sunscreen and clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy! With Randi Bachman. Cost per person is $35. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org. 

July 22: Culinary Art 101 (Ages 16+), 12:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Maximum of 5 adults each session, ages 16 and up. This class meets offsite in Carthage, MO. Use seasonal ingredients fresh from the Webb City Farmer’s Market to create a family style lunch. Individually plate and photograph the meal, sit down and eat, and walk away with leftovers and recipes. Basic prep and cooking skills. No experience necessary. With Spiva Director, Josie Mai. Cost per session is $40. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

July 28: Glass Art Workshop (Ages 13+), 4:00–7:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Learn the art of fused glass and other forms of glass work with professional artist Jane McCaulley during this three session course. Participants will walk away with one-of-a-kind glass creations. Whether you are testing the waters of glass art or have enjoyed this craft for years, you’ll have a blast learning from Jane’s years of experience! Cost is $100 per person. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.


SUMMER CAMPS

There are many summer arts camps happening in Joplin this year. For the complete listing see our separate document titled “Summer Art Camps and Classes 2017” – http://connect2culture.com/summerartcamps2017/ 


RECURRING CLASSES

Crackpot Pottery & Studio (3820 E 20th St)

Tuesday | 11am–2pm or 6–9pm
Wednesday | 10am–Noon or 6–9pm
Thursday | 10am–1pm

Work alongside top potters in the area as you learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and different firing techniques. Lessons are specialized for each individual, regardless of experience level. Have a project in mind? Crackpot will help you plan and execute your vision! Firing fees are included in class price. No membership fee required. Cost: $225 (for each 3-hr, 8-week course), $165 (for each 2-hr, 8-week course). For more info and registration, call Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio at (417) 623-1455, or email Suzi Huntington at joplincrackpotpottery@gmail.com. 

Saturday | 10am–Noon | Drop-In Class
Drop-in and play with clay! This class costs $30 plus clay. No 8-week commitment required.

Painting with Pam Leisenring (1315 S Rangeline Rd)

Tuesday | 9am–Noon | Hobby Lobby Classroom
Wednesday | 4:30–7:30pm | Hobby Lobby Classroom

Pam has been teaching fine art classes privately for 32 years and continues to bring individualized instruction to expand the artistic experiences of beginners and established artists alike. Each student chooses a preferred medium (Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolors, etc.) and subject matter. This is an ongoing class and students may join at any time. New members always welcome. Call 417-781-3839 for more info. $20 per class, all materials provided for first class.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St)

Wednesdays: Wednesday Classes at Local Color, 2–6pm, Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 South Main). Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! Decide when to come and how long to stay. With up to 4 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Paula Giltner teaches realism watercolor and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. The fee is $25 per class. Call Paula at 417-291-1486.

Third & Fourth Thursdays: Pick Your Passion with April Davis (Ages 10+), 6–8:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 South Main). Students may choose to create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels – beginner to advanced! Cost: $30 per class. Call 417.553.0835 to register.

Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St)

Tuesday & Wednesdays: Monthly Clay Classes at Phoenix Fired Art, 11:00am–2:00pm and 6:00–9:00pm. All classes include students with different levels of experience – no prior experience is necessary, so begin or build your skills with clay by learning techniques to transform raw mud into fun and functional vessels! Each monthly clay class includes 4 (3 hour classes) of instruction. It is recommended that students join the first week of each month. Advanced students may join mid-session. $120 Phoenix Members; $150 Non-Members (additional fees may apply). Call (417) 437-9281 to register.

Saturdays: Saturday Drop-In Clay Class with Geoffrey, 9:30am–Noon, Phoenix Fired Art. Get your hands dirty and see if clay is something you’d like to explore further. All skill levels welcome. Phoenix loves intergenerational groups – however, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call ahead if you are interested in bringing a group. $25 for Phoenix Members; $35 for Non-Members (plus clay and firing).

RSVPaint (420 S Main St)

Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00–4:00pm & 7:00–9:00pm
Friday: 7:00–9:00pm
Saturday: 1:00–3:00pm (Family Paint) & 7:00–10:00pm
Sunday: 2:00–4:00pm
Sometimes classes on Monday

Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class will paint a different piece of artwork. Click here to see their calendar and to register. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $60 for couples on date nights. $35 per person in advance, $40 at door.

Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St)

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10:00am–Noon at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Memories in the making is back! This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. There is no charge for the class and no prior art experience is necessary. Memories in the Making ® is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts.

OPEN STUDIOS

Everyday: Open Studio at Phoenix Fired Art, during regular business hours at Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St). The public is welcome to visit the gallery and observe artists at work at any time. Current Phoenix students may come for extra open studio hours ($5 an hour) and anyone with basic clay skills is welcome to use the facility for $10 an hour, though registered students have priority on equipment during class times. Annual membership: $25 for students, $40 for seniors, $50 for adults and $100 for a family. 

Monday & Friday: All-Day Open Studio at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio (3820 E 20th St). Open Studio hours allow you to come and go anytime throughout these days during regular business hours. If you come during scheduled class time, students have first rights to equipment. Monthly passes are available for $200 each. Hourly rates (reloadable card issued) are $15/hour. Same rules for equipment use apply if you come during class.

Wednesday (2:00–7:00pm) & Sunday (4:00–9:00pm) | Wine’d Down Open Studio at RSVPaint (223 W 3rd St). Looking for something to do? RSVPaint Joplin has just the thing for you. Wine’d Down Open Studio, where no registration is needed (although you still can). Just walk in and you can come paint with the help of their talented artists and drink all of the wine your heart desires. Allow yourself about 2-hours to complete your painting. Cost: $25 (all painting supplies included in cost – wine specials available).

***This list is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit connect2culture.com/arts-calendar. Better yet! Subscribe to the Joplin Community Arts Calendar and receive weekly emails detailing the latest arts and cultural offerings.