Joplin Art – Joplin’s Local Family Fun



Have you seen all the talent the Joplin area is exploding with? I look at it in just amazement! Thankfully these talented artists are sharing their tricks and techniques with classes and with the opportunity in purchasing their art.

With a beautiful art gallery and gift shop, Spiva Art Gallery is a spot you want to add to your to-do list. Spiva also hosts classes for all ages with different elements, like photography and painting.

Have you ever wanted to throw some clay? Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio provides drop-in classes, weekly classes, as well as 8 week sessions. They also host fun workshops like foil stained glass, jewelry making, and designing pottery.

We love going to Firehouse Pottery and exploring all the options to


paint. The pottery choices are from small ornaments to big display plates – the choices are endless! They also have seasonal items like snowmen and pumpkins. Your masterpiece will stay at the studio so they can put it in a kiln and pick up is about a week after your painting day.

At Local Color Art Gallery and Studio, you will find an array of art pieces for purchase.

fb_img_1528833007346The glass art is beautiful, and the paintings are full of technique. Local Color Art also hosts classes and events that are a lot of fun! Don’t miss this art gallery and studio in the historic Gryphon Building.

Have you heard of the Empty Bowls event held at Phoenix Fired Art? It’s a wonderful event that lets you purchase a handmade ceramic bowl with a serving of soup to help raise money for charities providing food for those who are in need. This annual event is one you do not want to miss. Phoenix Fired Art also hosts classes and drop in sessions as well as project nights.

Even if you don’t have one artistic bone in your body, RSVPaint step by step instructions will have you painting like a pro! You can find themed nights to paint, like family night, seasonal paintings, and home decor.

Tucked away in Joplin is Jubilee Art Studio with glass and ceramic pottery. They also host a lot of fun classes for adults and children. Stay updated on classes and workshops on their Facebook page: Jubilee Art Studio

Take a trip to MSSU Spiva Gallery to view their 325-foot exhibit. The exhibits are opened to the public Monday through Friday (Monday through Thursday in the summer).

You might have seen the artwork of Jorge Leyva Studio and not even known it. The bright red sculptures at the Joplin Public Library is just a sample of his talented work. Thankfully for us, Jorge encourages our community to come out and explore his garden of art, and studio.

This studio has the cutest projects! Miss Daisy’s Attic in Joplin is like the real life Pinterest – and they provide the supplies and instructions! Their website has the projects listed as well as their Facebook page: Miss Daisy’s Attic

Beginners to advanced are welcomed to Skinner’s Pottery. Here you will learn how to create with clay with classes and workshops. Stay updated on their Facebook page for upcoming information!

With Paint Me Happy Parties the party comes to you! Host fb_img_1528833272302a step by step instructional party for birthdays, baby shower, or just for a fun girls night! 

We find  The Clay Cup – A Coffee Pottery the coolest place to get coffee. Their unique coffee cups, a great cup of Joe, and yummy food are definitely the perfect pick me up. 

To stay updated on more arts in the area head over to Connect2Culture. They work hard on keeping our area updated on plays, art displays, photography, and events.


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