The Maryville Public Art Committee has partnered with Art Education and Elementary Education students at Northwest MIssouri State University to provide school tours. Our docents are trained in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), an interactive style of discussion used in many art museums and even at Harvard Medical School. Tours consist of a 4-block walk around the Courthouse Square with stops at each sculpture installation. Docents lead discussions, play art games, and provide insight into the lives, work, and skills of artists.
In addition to school tours, the Maryville Public Art Committee offers educational programming for community groups, organizations, and businesses. Tours consist of a 4-block walk around the Courthouse Square with stops at each sculpture installation. Our docents are trained to provide an engaging, exciting experience for all ages and art backgrounds.
Tours are 45 minutes long. To schedule a tour, click the button below.
The Maryville Public Art Committee is prepared to bring videos, images, and other materials to those in the community unable to travel downtown and complete the tour. Our outreach program includes a presentation featuring artwork currently on display downtown, interactive discussions, and art-making activities.
Geocaching is an international activity with over 2 million sites worldwide. Participants follow clues to find hidden boxes or containers, known as caches. Caches typically include a logbook and more information on the historical or cultural importance of the site. The Maryville Public Art Committee has planted an unspecified number of geocaches to encourage participants to explore downtown Maryville, see its public art, and learn its history. For more information on how to play, go to geocaching.com.