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Excelsior Springs Arts Association

Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios

110 S. Main Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

The Excelsior Springs Arts Association got its start about a year ago. The original concept was the brain child of the Cultural Guild who put out the call to local artists to form an association. The intitial meetings were well attended and it was clear that there is not only an interest, but a need to expand the existing local arts community.

Once organized, the group was spun off from the guild and began to make plans to acquire a property for art exhibitions, classes, and private studio spaces. The ground floor of the Masonic Center was available, so a deal was struck, and the association began the arduous process of re-building the space. 100% volunteer labor has transformed the area into a gallery, classroom, and three private studios. The space was named “Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios” because it is at the corner of Main and Spring facing the Hall of Waters.

The Association operates Main Spring seven days a week: the Gallery is open 10 am to 5 pm Saturday through Thursday and remains open until 8 pm on Friday evenings. Classes are held every week and include Figure Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Pour Acrylic Painting, children’s classes, multi-generational classes and much more. The private Studios are in use, and Main Spring is a very busy place. We participate in all events held downtown and support our sister galleries , Bohemian Sage and Molly Roberts. The Goal of the Association is to “grow” the art community and plant the seed to see Excelsior Springs become an upcoming Artist’s Colony covering ALL of the arts: visual, graphic, music, dance, and theatre.

Keep an eye on Main Spring in 2019: there are many new and exciting events and classes for everyone.

The Association is a non-profit 501c-3 and is also busy raising funds to continue to offer art education and exhibitions.

Follow the ES Arts Association and Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios on Facebook and Instagram and come out to see us soon!