The State of Missouri turns 200 years old on August 10, 2021.

Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause was created to celebrate this event. This historic project has been endorsed by Missouri 2021. The photo above shows the gray-scale of what will be painted. This 12 feet by 30 feet panel will be cut into fifteen 4 feet by 6 feet pieces. Juried Best of Missouri Hands artists Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey, with 1 or 2 assistants, will take these panels throughout Missouri. The artists will put paint on a brush and assist everyone who participates. When finished, the panels will be put together and will be hung in the Truman Building in Jefferson City, for folks to see it for generations to come.


People across Missouri will be guided by SEMO artists Aaron Horrell & Barb Bailey to paint a HUGE mural to celebrate Missouri's 200th birthday.


In commemoration of the Missouri Bicentennial, juried Best of Missouri Hands artists Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey will assist thousands of Missourians across the state in painting a large composite aluminum panel mural featuring Missouri state symbols, including but not limited to the State Capitol building, State flag, and St. Louis Gateway Arch. Horrell and Bailey will travel panel pieces to at least fifteen cities across Missouri in 2019 and 2020, providing as many people as possible – of any age or any ability – the chance to participate in painting the mural. The final painting will have a permanent home in the Truman Building in Jefferson City, where it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

  • May 16, 2020, 5:00 PM – May 18, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Washington, Washington, MO, USA
    Add your brushstrokes to the Missouri Bicentennial Mural
  • Wed, Mar 04
    Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause
    Mar 04, 2020, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause, 410 Kiwanis Drive; Cape Girardeau, MO
    Have a great chili lunch and paint a triangle on the Missouri Bicentennial Mural.
  • Jan 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Black River Coliseum, 301 S 5th St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, USA
    Make history by painting one triangle on the Missouri 2021 Mural at the Ag Expo in Poplar Bluff, MO.
  • Sat, Oct 19
    Oct 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 21, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Trenton, Trenton, MO 64683, USA
    Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause is heading to Trenton, MO's Missouri Day Festival. Everyone is welcome to paint one triangle on the paddlefish panel.
  • Fri, Sep 20
    3002 St Johns Blvd
    Sep 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sep 21, 2019, 4:00 PM
    3002 St Johns Blvd, 3002 St Johns Blvd, Joplin, MO 64804, USA
    Be a part of this historic painting....come paint 1 two-inch triangle. It's free!
  • Thu, Sep 19
    South Main Street
    Sep 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    South Main Street, S Main St, Joplin, MO, USA
    Come add your brush strokes to this history-making Missouri Bicentennial Project.
  • Sun, Sep 08
    410 Kiwanis Dr
    Sep 08, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sep 15, 2019, 9:00 PM
    410 Kiwanis Dr, 410 Kiwanis Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
    Come to the Fair and paint a triangle. It's free!
  • Sat, Aug 10
    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
    Aug 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – Aug 11, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center, 66 S Main St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, USA
    Free for anyone, any age, and any ability! Come paint a triangle on the Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause mural.
  • Fri, Jul 19
    Oran Sesquecentennial
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – Jul 20, 2019, 10:00 PM
    Oran Sesquecentennial , Oran, MO
    One of the Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause panels will be at Oran's Sesquecentennial celebration. Be a part of history by stopping by and painting a triangle. When finished, all the panels will be put together and hung in Jefferson City, MO.
  • May 31, 2019, 12:00 PM – Jun 01, 2019, 12:00 PM
    West Plains, MO, West Plains, MO 65775, USA
    RSVP not necessary
  • May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Perryville, MO
    Come to Perryville, MO's Mayfest to Paint for a Cause to celebrate Missouri's 200th birthday. Any one, any age, and any ability will be able to paint a two-inch square on 4 feet by 6 feet panel printed with a gray-scale picture of Missouri State Symbols. When all 15 panels are completed, in two year


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