This Third Thursday will have several portions that are devoted to the remembrance and celebration of the past year's events. There are portions that may have somber tones and others that are celebratory. A large portion of Third Thursday will retain it's typical fun-loving, community-gathering spirit.
Catch the free Third Thursday shuttle sponsored by Downstream! There is a shuttle stop at 4th and Main Street at the entrance of the Marketplace. Take the free shuttle with friends out to Spiva Center for the Arts, Kitchen Pass, Phoenix Fired Art, and the Gryphon Building (Local Color, LL Sayer's, All Things Grand)
Support Rebuild Joplin by buying an extra large cupcake by SmallCakes at Club 609 or Instant Karma or a Rebuild Joplin t-shirt at their booth.
The 500 block will be filled with ceremony, comfort, art and house building (literally!)
5:30-7:30pm Come help build walls that will go into homes around the city.
7:30pm Time of remembrance and Wall Raising
8:00-8:30pm Leave a special message of hope on these walls
ArtFeeds will be out with their MyTown Joplin Project—a project to for kid's to illustrate how they would rebuild this town.
LTRC will be on site with worry stones, big hearts and crafts for kids. People who care will be available to talk, hug and remember with you.
Leaves of Hope, a play for Joplin
LL Sayer's in the Gryphon Building 1027 South Main Street
Approximate running time 8:30-10:15pm
A reading of a play compiled by a team of Joplin High School students and JHS alum/playwright David White. More info: http://www.facebook.com/LeavesOfHope
Memorial Art Exhibits located at the Post Memorial Art Reference Library, Spiva Center for the Arts, Local Color Art Gallery and Mystery Gallery.
Face Painting at Dance Universe 531 S Main
Car Cruise Vintage cars on the 200 block! If you are interested in bringing your car down, contact Carol Buck at 417.483.3285.
Art Feeds Auction at JB's Silent auction from 5-9pm. Live auction at 7pm. If you miss this, you can bid at the online auctions on their facebook page.
YMCA Corporate Challenge Come down to the 400 block to see over one hundred employees from businesses around Joplin competing against each other in an obstacle course.
CARS, BIKES, and TATTOOS
628 S. Main Street
A showcase of custom auto and bike paintworks, murals and high class art (both body art and paintings by top local artists from Blacklist Ink).
Midwest Regional Ballet Company
507 South Wall Street
Open rehearsal. Come by and see the beautiful dancers!
Tiki Party Pig roast, fire dancers, outdoor beer garden, and live music at Caldone's 8:30pm-1am. $150 Gift Card goes to the guy with the UGLIEST Hawaiian Shirt and lady with BEST Luau Dress.
Live Painting of Misty's Mission Truck by Vincent Alejandro and the Hope Wall Graffiti Artists
Dance Universe Gallery
531 S. Main
Focal Point Art Gallery
525 South Main Street
Get a limited edition Third Thursday print and make a donation to support the arts at MSSU.
425 South Main
Blacklist Ink Tattoo
628 South Main
Post Memorial Art Reference Gallery
300 South Main (enter from the south entrance)
Phoenix Fired Art (Catch the shuttle at 4th!)
1603 South Main
Local Color Art Gallery (Catch the shuttle at 4th!)
1027 South Main
Spiva Center for the Arts (Catch the shuttle at 4th!)
222 West 3rd Street
Discover Downtown 48 Hour Film Competition: Viewing of films, voting for your favorite, winners announced at 8:30pm. Awards sponsored by CableOne and Northstar Theatres.
Special Third Thursday exhibit: "Through a Child's Eyes", a child's perspective of our year long journey of recovery from the May 22nd Tornado through photography and writing.
Regional Gallery: Photos from the Storm
Upstairs Gallery: Josie Mai: Dear Diary
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Artist Reception
320 East 4th Street
508 South Main (behind the building and up the stairs)
Enjoy most modern and hilarious photoshoot in Joplin. Hosting a free MUSTACHE-themed photobooth! Kids, adults, & groups all welcome. Free coffee samples also available from local roastery 'the bearded lady'.
Great local art is also on display at Club 609, Instant Karma, Brush and Blade, and Joplin Avenue Coffee Company.
Poetry and Music in the Park
Spiva Park (4th and Main)
A collection of local poets and acoustic musicians reading, singing and improvising throughout the night.
Cell Phone Medics
512 South Main
Mrs. Amanda Kimble will be playing harp with her students throughout the night. Solos and duos with Ryan Kerry, Isabel Tigmor, Grace Styron, Lauren Harrington, Ryan Kidd, Emily Tappana, Sarah Melchior, Maya McKinney, Alyssa Cain, Lorden Hoff, Mary Welch, Ginger Reppord, Emily Carpenter, Mary Grace Kenney, Katie White, Kristin Bollinger, Abigail Cryer, Corbin Thomas, Addy Thomas, Eder Ndzebet.
Central Christian Stage
5th and Main
7pm to 8:30pm This Side Up is playing 60's, 70's and 80's music and some originals. They are an 8 piece band with horns!
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