Connect2Culture to Host 6th Annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview

Event to feature 30+ local arts and cultural organizations.

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin arts and cultural community will convene in-person for Connect2Culture’s (C2C) 6th Annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview on Saturday, August 14, 10:00 am at Joplin Public Library, in the Community Room West (1901 E 20th St, Joplin, MO 64804).

The Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview gives Joplin area arts and cultural organizations the chance to tell their story, share what they have planned for the year ahead (2021-2022), and why you might be interested! Each organization will have up to two minutes to update the community.

This event is part of C2C’s roundtable series and aims to educate the public about upcoming events and encourage collaboration between participating organizations, as well as inform the media about potential opportunities for an interesting story. All are welcome to attend.

The organizations participating in the 2021 Arts & Cultural Preview include:

  • Bookhouse Cinema
  • Carthage Council on the Arts
  • Connect2Culture
  • Creative Learning Alliance
  • Downtown Joplin Alliance
  • Dream Theatre Co.
  • First Thursday ArtWalk
  • Four State Photography Enthusiasts
  • George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
  • Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex
  • Heartland Concert Band
  • Heartland Opera Theatre
  • Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.
  • Joplin Area Town and Country Quilters
  • Joplin Arts District
  • Joplin Empire Market
  • Joplin Little Theatre
  • Joplin Public Library
  • Joplin Regional Artist Coalition
  • Midwest Regional Ballet
  • MOSO Theatre & Arts Administration
  • MSSU Department of Art and Design
  • MSSU Institute of International Studies
  • MSSU Music Department
  • MSSU Public History Certificate
  • MSSU Spiva Art Gallery
  • Neosho Arts Council
  • North Heights Neighborhood Group
  • Post Art Library
  • Pro Musica
  • Urban Art Gallery
  • Vintage Swing Movement Joplin

Registration is appreciated for audience members wishing to attend and can be made here.

A recording of this event, created by Missouri Southern State University’s KGCS students, will be made available on C2C’s YouTube channel.

C2C asks all in attendance to be mindful of current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. Wearing a mask, as well as adhering to social distancing, is strongly encouraged for this event.

For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page here.

About C2C Roundtables: 

C2C Roundtables are an annual series of professional development programs that aim to educate, empower, and connect the Joplin arts and cultural community. All leaders, supporters, and advocates are welcome to attend these roundtables. C2C Roundtables are a great time to learn, share, network, and establish connections.

About Connect2Culture:

Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to “ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment” in the Joplin area.


Emily Frankoski

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