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Cape's Finest Art

Between our melt-in-your-mouth barbecue and downtown’s antiquing paradise, a major Cape Girardeau bragging point gets overlooked – art.   We may not have the Mona Lisa on display, but an entire campus is dedicated to Southeast Missouri State’s fine arts programs. And a trip down Broadway is practically a sculpture exhibition.   Where to start A fine arts campus wouldn’t be worth its salt without an art gallery. Southeast’s is located at the Crisp Museum on the River Campus. Exhibits frequen... Read More

March Mural Madness

Take a colorful trip around our river city and experience the wide variety of murals you'll find all over town! The "Welcome to Cape Girardeau" Mural on the river side of the floodwall is a great place to start soaking in local murals. It's an Instagram-worthy spot that sketches the history of our community.  (Address: Intersection of Broadway and Water streets, walk through the floodgate at Broadway and Water and see the mural on the river side of the floodwall)   ... Read More

Mississippi River Tales Mural: 10 Year Commemoration

The Mississippi River Tales Mural has been adding color and history to Cape Girardeau floodwall since 2004.  On Thursday July 30, we're having a party to celebrate the 10 Year Commemoration of the Dedication of the Mississippi River Tales Mural, complete with brand new panels that tell the story behind the vivid artwork!   Stroll along this vibrant mural that illustrates Cape Girardeau's growth as a community and fill out the interactive Mural Mania quiz (hint: the storyboard panels in front of each section of the mural w... Read More

Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

If you live downtown, work downtown, shop downtown, or simply like to visit downtown, you have probably noticed some great and exciting changes over the past few days. Well, that’s because your beautiful city—Cape Girardeau— was preparing to welcome some new art in town. Yes, that’s correct!  Wow, what gorgeous weather it was Friday, April 10, 2015 for the second annual Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition! The turnout was terrific. True, the gorgeous weather may have been a small contributing factor. Bu... Read More

7 Reasons to Experience Public Art in Cape Girardeau

Discover public art in Cape Girardeau on Friday, April 4th, when the city’s first public art outdoor exhibition is unveiled!  Here are seven reasons why you should take a stroll down Broadway to experience Cape Girardeau’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: 1.  “Splintering” by Beth Nybeck, who lives in Kansas City and is living her dream creating large- and small-scale metal sculptures.  She’s no stranger to public art and has pieces in parks, airports, cities and college campuses. Nybeck’s ... Read More
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