Area Artists and Downtown Branson & Hollister Businesses:

GOOD NEWS! Deadlines have been extended for participation in Art Walk 2016! Please contact the BAC office at 417-336-4255 or visit the Art Walk page on this website to sign up!
We need YOU to make this event SPECTACULAR!
BAC is still recruiting businesses to participate by allowing an artist to display in front of your downtown locations. PLUS- we are still signing up artists and performers for Art Walk!
Come be a part of this fabulous event! Call ASAP!!!

The Branson Arts Council and the Branson Convention Center have joined together to feature artwork at the Convention Center.  If you are interested in having your art work considered for display, email Bonnie at for more information and the application form.   Deadline for application is May 13th, 2016.



“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


This year’s Springfield Symphony Children’s Educational Program, presented by BAC, was held on March 29th to students from area schools. Thank you to Springfield Symphony and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater for helping make this event a memorable musical experience for the young listeners!

Photo courtesy of Jeannie Horton


Join us Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM

for an evening filled with beautiful imagery captured by renowned Arkansas native nature photographer, Tim Ernst. Tim will present his popular slide show “Arkansas Nightscapes” featuring breathtaking wilderness photos taken from twilight till dawn. Follow Tim as he roams blufftops, swamps, waterfalls, and deep forest areas in the dark to find the most beautiful and unusual scenes that most people never get to see. Tim’s keen sense of composition and his stunning time lapse photography will amaze and delight!

Tim Ernst flier

The presentation will be hosted at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street in downtown Branson, MO on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This is a free event, Tim’s books and prints will be available for purchase.

BAC presents Russian Kaleidoscope to Branson Elementary schools

Branson Arts Council is proud to present a Russian Kaleidoscope to Buchanan and Cedar Ridge Elementary Schools in Branson, MO.
“Removing The Mask”
The art, music and culture of Russia have been largely unseen by western eyes for more than 100 years. Now, through the eyes and personal experiences of Sergei Shapoval, students have a rare glimpse into this fascinating and complex culture. Sergei, dressed in traditional and brilliant Russian folk garments, presents an engaging and fast-paced program that gives students an amazing Russian experience, highlighting cultural richness and the fascinating people of Russia.  Visit the Cultural Kaleidoscope website for a glimpse of what children will be learning about Russia.
Russian Kaleidoscope Presentations:
Monday, Nov. 23 at Buchanan Elementary School
Tuesday Nov. 24 at Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Join Us For Branson Arts Council’s Annual Meeting!

airplane-posterBransonArts Council’s Annual Meeting  will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm. The theater is located at 205 S. Commercial Street in downtown Branson, MO.

All BAC members and those interested in joining are encouraged to attend this important annual event. This is a great opportunity to meet the Board of Directors as well as get to know your fellow members.

Agenda for the evening:

8:30 pm- Annual Meeting in the foyer of the Historic Owen Theatre, agenda includes the announcement of new board members for the 2015-2017 term.

9:00 pm-  Tour of the Historic Owen Theatre.  At the conclusion of the tour, please join us for a showing of the classic comedy film “Airplane”. Admission charge for the movie is only $2.00!


BAC is accepting nominations for Board Members until August 28, 2015.

If you are interested in serving on Branson Arts Council, please call the office at 417-336-4255 for more information.








Branson Arts Council announces Adult Art Classes for Spring 2015!

Click on the “CLASSES” tab above for more information

Each class is offered one evening per week for four consecutive weeks. Students will be given a supply list in advance to purchase materials for the class. All classes are instructed by a professional artist working in our community. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn a new skill, engage in a creative experience, and explore your imagination! Due to limited class size, participants must register two weeks prior to the first day of class.

Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting –  Instructor: Cassie Sanderson

Dates: 4/2/15, 4/9/15, 4/16/15, 4/23/15      Time: 6PM-8PM


Drawing with Pastels – Instructor: Jan Rosenberg

Dates: 5/6/15, 5/13/15, 5/20/15, 5/27/15   Time: 5:30PM- 7:30PM


Fundamentals of Watercolor – Instructor: Sam Hull

Dates:5/5/15, 5/12/15, 5/19/15,5/26/15   Time: 6PM-8PM


Drawing with Pen & Ink – Instructor: Diane Siracusa

Dates: 6/2/15, 6/9/15,6/16/15, 6/23/15  Time: 6PM-8PM


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Ozarks Emerging Artists Exhibit at Mount Pleasant Winery

Branson Arts Council and Mount Pleasant Winery are excited to announce an exhibit featuring five of the newest generation of artists working in our region! Featured artists are Jesse & Sarah Hebert, Christine Riutzel, Steffanie Blevins, and Michaela Kershaw. Branson Arts Council and Mount Pleasant Winery invite you to view AMAZING ART while tasting WONDERFUL WINE.  

The exhibit is currently installed and will run through March 30, 2015.

Join us for an Artists Reception

Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Mount Pleasant Winery is located at 3125 Green Mountain Drive, Branson, Missouri 65616

10295380_10203333231593581_6812093463264937291_o  Jesse and Sarah Hebert

Originally hailing from different states-Texas and Illinois, these two artists eventually found their way to Missouri and graduated from College of the Ozarks in the same degree program.They were married shortly thereafter and settled in the quiet, beautiful hills. Painting and photography fascinated both Jesse and Sarah during their adolescent years as they each moved from state to state with their families. This here-and-there existence afforded them many opportunities to take in what our country has to offer those who will simply look around. Jesse and Sarah are excited to start a family together, to collaborate on art as a couple, and to always be mindful of the beauty surrounding around them in each moment, waiting to be captured on canvas or print and shared with you.


1459306_10152926039477489_3007809225342557574_n  Christine Riutzel

Christine’s work is primarily portrait photography, plus acrylic and watercolor painting. She constantly challenges herself to experiment across multiple mediums. Currently she is using her artistic skills to modernize a second home she and her husband, Lucas bought over the summer. They plan to continue purchasing and renovating rental properties, adding artistic flair wherever possible. Christine enjoys coffee dates with friends, cooking, and cosplaying- the art of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction. She hopes to continue to create unique art and inspire others to develop their own talents.


Steffanie  Steffanie Blevins

Born and raised “Ozark-American”, Steffanie grew up on a small farm in Missouri. Forsaking her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, she spent her teen years refining her artistic talents. Steffanie was primarily home schooled and never attended an official art class. She developed her talent on her own, studying online tutorials and drawing models from magazine photos. Today she is a full-time licensed tattoo artist and painter who enjoys video games, rock music, and avocados.

Instagram @lilsteffieb


micheala  Michaela Kershaw

Michaela specializes in digital painting and graphic arts. She is currently a freshmen in college and a part time graphic designer and printer at Perfect Signs in Branson, MO. Her goal is to attend Kansas City Art Institute to study digital illustration and traditional animation.





BAC membership drive


You don’t have to be an artist to love music, dance, theater, and the visual arts! 

Are you interested in the arts scene and special events in Branson? Would your children like to attend Art Camp, Hands on Clay or Theater Workshop this summer? Are you an artist looking for a thriving artists’ network? Become a member of Branson Arts Council and stay informed about all this and many more art & cultural events in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area!

Branson Arts Council accepts new members all year long, but we strive to increase our membership ranks at the beginning of each year. Get started right away discovering all the great upcoming events such as Hollywood Awards night! Purchase a BAC membership for a friend, family member or for yourself! If you are a former member, please remember to renew your membership for 2015.

Individual memberships are only $20! Family memberships are just $30!
Member Benefits include:
• Free/reduced admission to Branson Arts Council events- when applicable.
• Monthly Area Arts Newsletter- keeping you “in the know” about upcoming events and classes.
• Involvement in shaping the future of the arts in our community and surrounding area.
• Participation in an active and growing Arts Group.
• Satisfaction in knowing YOU are helping improve the quality of life in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area by providing quality arts programming for EVERYONE!

Click on the “Contact Us” tab to get started! We also have Business Memberships available! Call the BAC office for more information. 417-336-4255

Due to local weather forecasts predicting more sleet, snow and cold temperatures, Branson Arts Council has decided to CANCEL our Hollywood Awards Night Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, February 22, 2015.

We regret disappointing our patrons but feel we have made the right decision to cancel our event. Branson Arts Council hopes to have a watch party for another awards ceremony in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions or comments, please call Branson Arts Council at 417-336-4255.


January 19th, 2015 @ 5:30PM
Branson Community Center
201 Compton Drive
Branson, MO 65616

An exciting plan for the Spring 2015 Art Walk is now coming together thanks to our last two planning meetings. Many local businesses in Branson and Hollister have committed to participate. This event is going to be full of amazing visual art, musical, and dance performances. It isn’t too late for you to get involved. If you are interested in participating, please attend our next meeting on January 19th, 2015. Call for more information— 336-4255 or contact Board Member Tenille Neff at 646-335-2394.