Celebrate the Arts in Downtown Columbia, Missouri for Food, Fun & Inspiration!
Stop in Bluestem during our business hours for an art fair everyday! Stay in touch with The District and Bluestem on Facebook to view our upcoming events. What's special downtown? Well, we have First Friday's. Started by Lisa Bartlett and The North Village Arts District, this monthly event now takes place throughout downtown.
Most businesses participate in this event, providing an entertaining, artful evening that you can enjoy throughout the downtown area. You can count on Bluestem to stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Inside you can find different featured artists, as well as live music during warmer months. We have refreshments and snacks available then and encourage you to come hang out, chat and just enjoy!
In addition to First Fridays, The District hosts many other events, such as Shop Hops, Sidewalk Sales and specialized events, such as Food Week and The Wedding Stroll. You can also find downtown businesses offering special events in conjunction to Columbia festivals, such as the True/False Film Festival, Earth Day and the Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival.