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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

  • Dustin Poché: Figurative Sculpts - Nov 14 thru Dec 31 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • 68th Membership Show: - Nov 14 thru Dec 31 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Joplin Regional Artists Coalition: Beyond Compare - Nov 03 thru Nov 29 - Upstairs Gallery - Learn More

Spiva Center for the Arts

Spiva Center for the Arts has provided visual arts experiences for the four-state region since 1947. The Center has journeyed to three locations over time: the Zelleken House at 4th & Sergeant, the campus of Missouri Southern State University, and the historic Cosgrove Building in downtown Joplin. Learn More About Spiva »


PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to "present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today's contemporary photographers."

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