Connect2Culture previews the month of July and its future home

Emily Frankoski shares what's happening in the month of July and the latest renderings of the future Cornell Complex.

This morning we’re joined by Emily Frankoski from Connect2Culture, the arts organization in Joplin that just yesterday revealed the latest renderings of its future headquarters, the Cornell Complex.

Emily breaks down the renderings of the building expected to be finished by 2022, and discusses what it means to the organization to finally be in the homestretch for its home. She tells Jesse that local arts organizations will also have access to the complex and its resources, including the performance spaces.

Scroll down for a preview of events, exhibits, classes, and performances in the month of July:


July 2020 

All of the events listed below, and more, can be found at:  


Joplin Little Theatre Presents: Enter Laughing
Monday–Sunday | July 2026 | 7:30pm (Sunday 2:30pm)
At Joplin Little Theatre (3009 W 1st St)
Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors/Students $15, Children $8
More information: Cecie Fritz,, 417.623.3638

Live Music by Dance Monkey Dance
Friday, July 24 | 7:00pm
At Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St)
More information: Holly Crane,, 417.825.5161 



Virtual Carver Day
Tuesday, July 14
George Washington Carver National Monument’s Facebook and Twitter
Free and open to the public.
More information: Randall Becker,, 417.325.4151 

2020 Small Works Auction Closing Party LIVE
Friday, July 17 | 5:307:00pm
On Facebook Live
More information: Jade Henning,, 417.623.0183 

Connect2Culture’s 5th Annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview
Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00pm
Via Zoom
Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: Emily Frankoski,, 417.501.5550 



Mixed Media Exhibition by Jim Bray
June 29–July 23, 2020
At Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd)
Free and open to the public.
More information: Dr. Christine Bentley,, 417.625.9563 

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition: Out of Confinement 

July 1–31, 2020 

Online at
Free and open to the public.
More information: Emily Rose, 

Connecting with Color by Connie Miller
July 1–31, 2020
At Club 609 (609 S Main St)
Free and open to the public.
More information: Linda Teeter,, 417.438.5931 



Nature Explorers: Under the Creek (Ages 7-12)
Monday, July 13 | 5:30pm
At Wildcat Pavilion (201 Riviera Dr)
Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: Robin Standridge,, 417.708.7713 

Let’s Cook with Lisa
Saturday, July 18 | Noon–1:00pm
Online at
Free and open to the public. 
More information: Eden Elliott,, 417.623.7953 X1013 

Glass Suncatchers with Jane McCaulley (Ages 9+)
Thursday, July 23 | 3:30–5:30pm
At Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66 (1027 S Main St)
Cost: $35; registration required.
More information: Margie Moss,, 417.553.0835