“Ventures in Art” Gallery At The Center
Jan 25 – Feb 19 all-day

“Ventures in Art” Member Exhibit

West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition of works by eight artist-members of the Ventures in Art group.  WPCA will host the exhibition of works in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from January 16 through February 19, 2022. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours.

“We are excited to exhibit this group of outstanding local artists,” say organizers. “We anticipate a diverse group of pieces, reflecting the artists’ impressions, reflections, and visions.“

The “Ventures In Art” group mission is to encourage and support members in their artistic interests. The group meets weekly to discipline themselves to paint on a regular basis and presents a monthly art activity geared toward developing skills.

Membership is open to those interested in developing their artistic skills in a social setting. They meet Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the First Christian Church, 422 West Main Street in West Plains, MO.  Contact Karen Canby via [email protected] for more information.

Art Display at OzSBI @ OzSBI
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm

The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) have partnered to bring quarterly art displays to the incubator. Local artist Joyce France’s works will be featured inside OzSBI’s first floor January 3  through the end of March 2022. Visitors may view the display at the incubator during OzSBI’s business hours, anytime between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

A Meet-the-Artist event will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2-4 p.m. in OzSBI’s lobby at 408 Washington Ave. in West Plains. The public is invited to attend, meet France, view and discuss the pieces on display.


“GO FARMS” Farmers Market @ Endurance Church
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live Music at Wages @ Wages Brewing Company
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Karaoke @ AmVets Post 98
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
Lady Zizzer Basketball Pink Out 2022 @ West Plains High School
Jan 31 all-day
Recovery Friendly Workplace @ OzSBI
Jan 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
West Plains Senior Center Chair Exercises
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First United Methodist Church Blood Drive @ First United Methodist Church
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

First United Methodist Church Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall on February 1, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maximize your blood donation.  Help more patients.  If you are an eligible type O, B- or A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation.  Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: FUMCWP to schedule an appointment.

“GO FARMS” Farmers Market @ Endurance Church
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm