Arts Exhibit to Check
in the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   
The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. The venues range from small galleries operated by local artists to more larger museums maintained by universities and communities. This page is a holding page for listing exhibits for venues that have not yet announced their upcoming exhibits.
   
  Through April 21, 2018
Art Exhibit
DEBORAH DOUGLAS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE TENSE
 
VENUE: SHELDON ART GALLERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 21, 2018
Photography Exhibit
BRIDE OF THE DESERT: AN EXPLORATION OF PALMYRA
 
VENUE: SHELDON ART GALLERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 21, 2018
Art Exhibit
REMEMBERING GENE MACKEY (1938-2016)
 
VENUE: SHELDON ART GALLERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 21, 2018
Art Exhibit
SCHOOL FOCUS: CARDINAL RITTER COLLEGE PREP STUDENT EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: SHELDON ART GALLERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 21, 2018
Art Exhibit
SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS ARTISTS COLLECTIVE: PICK THE CITY UP
 
VENUE: SHELDON ART GALLERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 14, 2018
Art Exhibit
DEBORAH BAUGHMAN
  VENUE: QUINCY ART CENTER

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Through April 12, 2018
Art Exhibit
EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT
 
VENUE: BRADBURY GALLERY, ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Jonesboro, AR
FREE

   
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  Through March 10, 2018
Art Exhibit
JIM LYNN "ABSTRACT ART AND MEANING"
  VENUE: JACOBY ARTS CENTER

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Through March 3, 2018
Art Exhibit
ARCHITECTURE IN FOCUS: FINDING INSPIRATION FROM MENDELSOHN
 
VENUE: COCA (CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS)

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through February 28, 2018
Art Exhibit
"ALL COLORS" VISUAL ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ARTISTS' GUILD

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through February 4, 2018
Art Exhibit
CURRENTS 114: MATT SAUNDERS
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through January 28, 2018
Art Exhibit
HANNAH SANDERS: TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through January 28, 2018
Art Exhibit
CAROLINE KAHLER: COMPELLED TO MAKE, A RETROSPECTIVE 1980-2017
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through December 16, 2017
Annual Art Exhibit
99 B SS: HOLIDAY ART SALE & EXHIBIT
  HANNIBAL ARTS COUNCIL

Hannibal, MO
FREE

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  Through December 10, 2017
Art Exhibit
TRANSFORMATIONS - VISIBLE CONSERVATION
 
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ART

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through November 2, 2017
Art Exhibit
EVOCATION
 
VENUE: THE GALLERY AT THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through September 9, 2017
Art Exhibit
ART EXHIBITS
 
VENUE: HANNIBAL ARTS COUNCIL

Hannibal, MO
FREE

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  Through May 6, 2017
Art Exhibit
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
 
VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ST. LOUIS GALLERY 210
St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 26, 2017
     
  Through April 29, 2017
Art Exhibit
VISUAL ARTS COOPERATIVE COMMITTEE EXHIBITION
 VENUE: SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE ARTS

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through March 26, 2017
Art Exhibit
SIMPLY RED
  VENUE: HANNIBAL ARTS COUNCIL

Hannibal, MO
FREE
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KEMPER    
  Through April 16, 2018
Art Exhibit
POSTWAR PRINTS AND MULTIPLES: INVESTIGATING THE COLLECTION
  VENUE: MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 16, 2018
Art Exhibit
ISLAND PRESS: RECENT PRINTS
  VENUE: MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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ANNUAL EXHIBIT BEING SHOWN
     
     
  Through November 30, 2016
Art Exhibit
LANCE MERRY: HIDDEN TREASURES OF OUR NATURAL COMMUNITY
VENUE: CAPE GIRARDEAU NATURE CENTER

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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SECONDARY EXHIBITS
  Through September 30, 2016
Art Exhibit
QUINCY COLLECTS
  VENUE: QUINCY UNIVERSITY’S GRAY GALLERY

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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ANNUAL EXHIBITS
  Through March 31, 2018
Art Exhibit
EMERSON YOUNG ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ARTISTS' GUILD

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through March 18, 2018
Annual Art Exhibit
JURIED HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through February 14, 2018
Annual Art Exhibit
SYMBOLIC
 
VENUE: ART ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through July 2, 2017
Art Exhibit
2017 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION
 
CRAFT ALLIANCE CENTER OF ART + DESIGN

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through March 19, 2017
Art Exhibit
ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through June 25, 2017
Biennial Art Exhibit
BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through June 25, 2017
Annual Art Exhibit
AIGA ANNUAL DESIGN SHOWCASE 2017
 
VENUE: COCA (CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS)

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through August 13, 2017
Art Exhibit
BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
 
CRAFT ALLIANCE CENTER OF ART + DESIGN

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through November 4, 2017
Annual Art Exhibit
COLLECTORS CHOICE XVII
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ARTISTS' GUILD

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Through November 5, 2017
Annual Art Exhibit
ORiGINALE: HANNIBAL ART CLUB’S ANNUAL AREA ARTIST COMPETITION
  VENUE: HANNIBAL ARTS COUNCIL

Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  Through March 29, 2018
Annual Art Exhibit
VARSITY ART XXII
 
VENUE: ART ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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MISC
  Through May 8, 2016
Science Exhibit
ABOVE AND BEYOND
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  TBD
Special Event
LECTURE

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, March 15, 2018
History Lecture
HISTORY TALK: FREDERICK BATES, MISSOURI'S 2ND GOVERNOR

St. Charles, MO
ADMISSION
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  Through December 28, 2015
History Exhibit
FRONTIER CAVALRY EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: JEFFERSON BARRACKS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June - July, 2016

Live Musical Performance
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 5, 2015
Monthly Special Event
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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  Through August 31, 2015
Photography Exhibit
MISSOURI MULES AND MEN
 
VENUE: HART-STEPP HOUSE

New Madrid, MO
FREE
   
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  Through May 4, 2015
Annual Art Show
OAK LEAF ARTIST GUILD SPRING ART SHOW
  VENUE: ST. PETERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE

St. Peters, MO
FREE

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  Friday, May 1, 2015
Special Musical Performance
WILDHEART IN CONCERT
Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through April 9, 2015
Upcoming Art Exhibit
LIFE EXPERIENCED SENIOR ART COMPETITION
  VENUE: SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Through March 31, 2015
Current Art Exhibit
SENIOR ART SHOW
 
VENUE:MABEE ART GALLERY, CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

Canton, MO
FREE
   
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  Through January 31, 2015
Current Photography Exhibit
MINGO SWAMP PHOTO EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: POWDER VALLEY CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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BOOTHEEL REGIONAL ART SHOW

Sikeston, MO
  Through October 28, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed on Monday
Sikeston Depot , 116 West Malone Avenue

The Annual Bootheel Regional Judged Art Show features artists from around the region who have entered this judged art show.

Free
For information call 573-481-9967
     

ANTIQUE QUILT SHOW

St. Charles, MO
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2014

Wednesday - Saturday: 12 pm - 3 pm
Frenchtown Heritage Museum, 1121 North Second Street

This special exhibit of antique doll quilts and beds as well as quilts from the past centuries on display for you to enjoy. A special viewing will be held Mother's Day Sunday, May 10th from 12 pm -3 pm.
$2 for adults
For more information call 636-724-2106
     
     
     
THROUGH EVENTS    

BOTANICAL EXHIBIT
St. Louis, MO
  Through July 27, 2014
9 am - 5 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
Desert Show: Plants of South Africa & Madagascar: This floral show will present Garden visitors to plants that occur in desert and arid regions of South Africa and Madagascar as well as a look at the people of the region and how they utilize indigenous plant species. Containing the world's most significant amount of biodiversity, South Africa is one of the world's floral hot spots.
Admission, reduced fee for members
F
or more information call 314-577-5100
  or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website
     
  Weekends through May 22, 2016
Special Nature Exhibit
FIRST BANK SEA LION SHOWS
 
VENUE: SAINT LOUIS ZOO

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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BIENNIAL    
  Through July 7, 2017 (odd years)
Art Exhibit
BIENNIAL QUAD-STATE EXHIBITION
  VENUE: QUINCY ART CENTER

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Through December 1, 2017
Biennial Art Exhibit
QUILT NATIONAL 2017
 
VENUE: FOUNDRY CENTRE ART
St. Charles, MO
ADMISSION

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QUILT SHOW

Hannibal, MO
  April 4 - April 5, 2014 (even years)
Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive
The Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild is having their 3rd biennial quilt show "Quilt me a Garden." The event features over 200 judged and non-judged quilts, appraisals, boutique, vendors, a Quiltmaker's Academy with free presentations, a Trunk show, door prizes, Opportunity Quilts and lunch.
Admission
For more information visit the
organization's website
     

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Wood River, IL
  Sunday, July 13 , 2014 - even
2 pm - 6 pm
Central Park, Wood River Avenue adjacent to the high school.

This bienniaual Ice Cream Social is co-sponsored by the Wood River Parks & Recreation Department and the Wood River Women’s Club. Guests are invited to have some ice cream, listen to music by the Wood River Municipal Band, play in the bounce house, get their face painted, and more. A pie-eating contest will also take place, along with a cake walk, dunking booth and a person making balloon animals. The Wood River Woman’s Club will be selling watermelon slices, with proceeds from the event going to the club’s scholarship program.
Free
For more information call 618-251-3100
     
QUILT SHOW
St. Peters, MO
  October 11 - October 12, 2014 - even
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Loose Threads Quilt Guild of St. Charles Missouri, a non-profit organization, will be hosting its bi-annual Quilt Show “Celebrate with Quilts” The show will include approximately 300 quilts of all shapes and sizes (vote on Saturday for your favorites), and a beautiful Raffle Quilt. Our Featured Quilter this year is avid quilter, LTQG member and mentor, Joan Abbitt. The event will also feature Holiday Challenge Quilts, demonstrations, vendors, quilt appraisals, and refreshments. The Charity chosen for this year is Lydias House who will have a representative there to educate about their cause.
$7 admission
For more information call 314-276-7621
     

QUILT SHOW
Alton, IL
  Saturday, March 8, 2014 - even
9 am to 4 pm
Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main Street
This Biennial Quilt Show is sponsored by Heartland Quilters Guild. Heartland Quilters will also be celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Members' quilts will be displayed, there will be judging of quilts, chairman's challenge quilts, vendors, food, door prizes, a quilt raffle; and while you are there - vote for your favorite quilts. Quilt appraisals will be available on site.
Free
     
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016 - even

Annual Art Event
RIVER HERITAGE QUILT SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Biennial Historical Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

St. Francis, AR
FREE
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  August 5 - August 6, 2016 - even
Biennual Art Event
TRI-STATE MODERN QUILT GUILD BIANNUAL QUILT SHOW

Keokuk, IA
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2018

Biennial Quilt Show
HANNIBAL PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD SHOW
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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  May 1 - May 3, 2015
Biennial Historical Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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Jacoby Arts Center    
The Foundry Art Centre    
Schmidt Art Center    
Bradbury Gallery    
Sikeston Depot    
     
Art Saint Louis    
COCA    
The Craft Alliance    
International Photography    
Kemper    
MOCRA    
Pulitzer Foundation    
Regional Arts Commission   ended
St. Louis Artists' Guild    
Saint Louis Art Museum    
Saint Louis University    
Sheldon Art Galleries    
World Chess    
Missouri History Museum    
   
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