MCC's purpose is to support the arts in Marshall, including performing and visual arts. We believe that the arts are a way of life. We work hard to bring the arts to the people of our community. Our goal is to promote local artists, art education, and the city of Marshall. By bringing people from around the region to experience the arts and everything Marshall has to offer. Visit the Marshall Tourism website for a full list of attractions, eateries and lodging in the Marshall area.
MARSHALL IS MUSIC
Marshall has a lot to be proud of. The Municipal Band is one of the oldest bands in the state of Missouri. Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra began in the 1960’s and is still going strong. The Marshall Community Chorus is dedicated to promoting the richness and value of the art of choral singing. Missouri Valley College and Marshall Public Schools music and art programs continue to grow. We invite you to attend any of their concerts.
MARSHALL IS ART
The visual arts don't have the high profile that music does, but there are many talented artists in the community. MCC is committed to supporting local artists by creating opportunities for them to show their work.
MCC has hosted a fall event, Dinner and a Show, that showcases local artists. In 2011, artists were invited not only to show examples of their work but to speak to the audience about what they do and why.
In September 2010, The Marshall Senior Center sponsored its first Art Under the Stars event, an outdoor show that filled the center's parking lot with artists and patrons. MCC applauds the senior center leaders for initiating that annual event.
The organization holds several annual fun filled events, including: the Springtime Bazaar in March, Shopping Under the Sun and the Chalk Walk in August, and Purses and Pumpkins in October.
The catalyst for forming the organization was an idea posted to The Marshall Democrat-News website in August 2010. Someone suggested Marshall should create a jazz festival to honor pianist and artist Bob James, who grew up in Marshall. Mr. James has pledged his support for the effort and has given the organization permission to use his name in conjunction with its first jazz festival. As an ad hoc committee began planning that event, local musicians joined the effort who were seeking organizational support. The group decided to form an organization with a broader mission than supporting just one event.