To curb the spread of COVID-19, Capital Arts will close the gallery effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18.

We will reevaluate the current state and hope to open our doors by Wednesday, April 1st. We hope this precautionary measure helps protect our community, volunteers and members that we so value.

More communication to come on our exhibition and event schedules.

Capital Arts
Sunday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Friday 11pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
1203 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109

 Mission: To encourage, promote, and support the arts in our community.  



Imagination Station: With a suggested donation of $1 per person, anyone in the community may access our fully-stocked studio space to create art of their very own.

Capital Arts Gallery Exhibitions: gallery featuring thousands of pieces of mostly local and some state artists. See our schedule for upcoming admission-free exhibitions and artist talk/ reception dates.  Every 6-7 weeks the exhibitions are changed out for the next theme.


Year-Round Classes: Visual arts instructors are recruited year-round for affordable and unique classes/workshops which will serve both youth and adults and provide a large variety of options in both media and subject. Classes generally charge tuition fees that provide financial opportunities for participating instructors.


Chalk Art: Competitive annual event partnered with live jazz from the Capital Jazzfest. Artists of all ages and level of skill, compete for top honors and prizes. Capital Arts provides free public entry, registration, chalk, and 4x6 ft. workspace to all participants in addition to cash prizes. (September 15th, 2019)


Art Heals: Art heals is a new and complex community-focused program committed to the empowerment and transformation of individuals through the visual arts. Working cooperatively with existing local non-profits and organizations, this program serves to transform, heal, or empower select populations encountering adversity

through the visual arts.


Spring Trivia Night:  A cool night of hot competition benefiting Capital Arts. We provide the competition, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, mulligans, light snacks & more! You bring your A-game & additional snacks…leave your worries and alcohol at home! (March 8th, 2019 6:00-9:00pm)


Art Around Town – Gallery Crawl: We facilitate Jefferson City’s gallery crawl featuring a dynamic mix of strong visual arts exhibitions. Held once in the spring and again in the fall! (April 26th, 2019 & October 25th, 2019 4:30-8:30pm)


PorchfestJCMO:  Have you ever sat on your porch and enjoyed hearing a neighbor strumming a guitar on a nearby porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it to create a free, family-friendly citywide event where the community can share their love of playing and listening to music by holding porch concerts in different neighborhoods. The festival is centered around local music, art, and neighborly hospitality! For the first time Porchfest is coming to Jefferson City!  There will be a wide range of diverse musical styles participating! See you at the Porch for PorchfestJCMO!  (May 5th, 2019 1:00-4:00pm)


CelebARTy: Our annual CelebARTy Dinner and Live Art Auction fundraiser. Local celebrities get paired with an artist to create beautiful original works of art for the public to take home! (Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 6-9pm)


Capital Arts Current Gallery

Missouri Arts Council
Jefferson City Parks and Recreation
Hawthorn Bank