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Who We Are

The Arts Council of Washington is local community members, artists and business owners interested in advancing the visual, performing and literary arts in our community.

Currently the Arts Council of Washington is housed under the umbrella of the Historic Washington Foundation, a 501(c)3 and works closely with the foundation’s sister organization Downtown Washington Inc.

Mission Statement

The Arts Council of Washington, MO is dedicated to advancing the visual, performing and literary arts in our community.

By fostering a spirit of cooperation between artists, art advocates, local businesses and the general public, and by promoting art-inspired programs and events, the Council provides communication, collaboration and support for artist and their work.

Through our greater community, the Arts Council believes that the City of Washington will continue to be renowned as a vital cultural arts center, and that all of our citizens will benefit from this effort.

Finding inspiration in our heritage as a river town, the Arts Council will serve as a river, encouraging the flow of art, ideas and people in the community.

We Believe

With your participation the City of Washington will be a thriving cultural arts destination and a community were the arts are celebrated benefiting all citizens.