In addition to hosting fine art exhibitions, the museum is host to a range of activities for people of all ages:
Spring Art Show
This is a non-juried show open to all artists, held in April every year. Cash awards and ribbons will be given for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place and Third Place entries. The People’s Choice entry gets a ribbon.
The 2017 Art of the Ozarks Competition opens on April 4, 2017 and runs through April 22. The meet and greet social for the artists will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2 pm.
Art touches all the activities of everyday life. From gardening to babysitting to cooking and cleaning, art is everywhere. Creativity is the ability to dream up a snapshot of the “touches’ of everyday life and convey that through art. The Spring Art Show focuses on these snapshots conveyed through paintings which allows the artist to showcase their Life Touches. Reviewers say they look forward to this show’s wide variety of interpretations.
This is a non-juried show open to all photographers, held in early summer every year. Cash awards and ribbons will be given for The Best of Show and the Best of each category
The 2017 show runs from May 2 through May 20 and will have two open categories; Color and Black & White. The meet & greet social for the photographers will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2 pm.
Combination Textile and Sculpture Show
This is a non-juried show open to all artists, held in the summer every year. The two classes are Textile and Sculpture. Cash awards and ribbons will be given for The Best of Show and the Best of each Class.
The theme for 2015 Combination Textile and Sculpture Show is Thinking Outside the Box.
Fall Art Show
Artists from the Ozarks region are invited to submit paintings for this important juried art show, held the first week of October each year. Cash awards and ribbons will be given for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place and Third Place entries. Ribbons only will be given to two Honorable Mentions. The People’s Choice entry gets a ribbon and art book. Cash awards and Purchase awards from the public may be donated and given to certain entries.
The theme for 2015 Fall Art Show is Echoes of Colors.
Harlin Museum General Entry Form and Guidelines
History Works is a multidisciplinary experience in local history for West Plains area students. More than 300 fourth graders have visited the Harlin Museum in the past for field trips based on the Lennis Broadfoot collection of drawings of pioneer life.
Drawing and Painting Classes
Drawing and Painting Classes are taught in the museum on an ongoing basis. Class schedule to be determined.