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Arts Alliance Calendar of Events


Arts Alliance member events and activities:

May 11 (6 p.m.) “The Newlywed Widow” by Beverly Bunyard Short, Avenue Theatre, 307 Washington Ave. 

May 14 (6 p.m.) “What Rock Buildings Say About the People of the Ozarks” presented by Barbara Williams, hosted by Ozark Heritage Research Center (OHRC) at the MSU-West Plains Garnett Library, 304 W. Trish Knight St.

May 16-18, 24-25 (7 p.m.) & May 19, 25-26 (3 p.m.) Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” Avenue Theatre, 307 Washington Avenue. Tickets at theavenuetheatre.org.

Thru May 17 (during regular hours of operation) “Note to Self” gallery exhibit for Mental Health Month, co-hosted by West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and OZH Behavioral Health, Civic Center mezzanine.

May 17 (4-5:30 p.m.) “Note to Self” meet-the-artists reception, Civic Center Mezzanine.

May 17 (6-7 p.m.) “The Flower Sisters” book tour, author Michelle Collins Anderson, West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway.

May 18-July 6 (during regular hours of operation) Photography Club exhibit hosted by WPCA, Civic Center mezzanine.

May 30 (3-4:30 p.m.) Meet-the-artist reception, Angela Bullard, OzSBI.

June 7 & 8 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival, Civic Center & Historic Downtown.

June 11 (6 p.m.) An Oral History of West Plains by Traditional Storyteller Danette House, hosted by OHRC, Garnett Library.

Tuesdays & Thursdays in June & July (10-11 a.m.) Summer reading program. Call West Plains Public Library for information, 417-256-4775.

Enrolling now (sessions June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, Aug. 7 & 21) Creativity Quest: A Summer of Art Experience, Harlin Museum. Call 573-604-2577 for details.

Currently on Display (Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m.) Ozark Heritage Exhibit featuring the L.L. Broadfoot Collection, Harlin Museum, 405 Worcester Ave.

Thru June (weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Art of Angela Bullard featured inside OzSBI’s first floor, 408 Washington Ave. In partnership with WPCA.

Thru June (weekdays, 9 a.m-6 p.m. & Saturdays, 9 a.m-1 p.m.) Art at the Library, Photographer Marc Brannon, West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway St., in partnership with WPCA.

Other arts and entertainment events happening around town:

May 14 (7-9 p.m.) First rehearsal for women's (ages 18 or older) a cappella community chorus to be held at Boys & Girls Club, 613 W. 1st St. For more information, email Jolenecf@gmail.com or call 661-303-8686. 

May 17-18 (5-10 p.m.) “Give Local First” Kansas City Barbeque Festival sanctioned event of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Includes competition, battle of the bands, live music, vendors and more, Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds.

June 2 (12-5 p.m.) & June 3 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) entry days for Heart of the Ozarks Fair, including art and photography exhibits.

June 3-8 Heart of the Ozarks Fair: June 5, gospel music night; June 6, motocross; June 7, truck pull; June 8, demolition derby. See heartoftheozarksfair.net for additional details.

June 6-7 (7 p.m.) & June 8 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass (HOBA) Spring Bluegrass Show, HOBA Park, 900 Bluegrass Lane.

Additional information about these events and others can be found on the events page at explorewestplains.com.