Arts and Culture

Arts, Music and Culture: Unexpectedly Awesome and Accessible.

St. Joseph is close to Kansas City and Omaha, but residents and visitors don’t need to travel for top-notch arts and culture. Thirteen arts organizations are members of the Allied Arts Council, offering everything from open air painting to award-winning community theater. St. Joseph has its own complete symphony, a local tradition that entertains and inspires across venues including historic cathedrals and a true architectural gem — the art-deco 1927 Missouri Theater.  Special exhibits and professionally-led, year-round courses are offered at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Season after season, arts and music events like the St. Patrick’s Mexican Fiesta, Parties on the Parkway, Sounds of Summer at Felix Street Square and the Coleman Hawkins jazz and blues festivals demonstrate this truth: St. Joe has its own unique arts voice, and we’re speaking it loud and clear.

For a great directory of shops, dining & nightlife, arts & culture and more with addresses and contact info, see the linked St. Joseph Convention and Visitor Bureau pages.

RRT has provided our kids with the ability to perform in front of a large crowd and completely has brought them both out of the shells they were in early in life

Christina Johnson