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 2018 Art of the Ozarks Competition opens on April 4, 2017 and runs through April 21. The meet and greet social for the artists will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 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.
Fall Art Show
Artists from the Ozarks region are invited to submit paintings for this important juried art show, held. This year’s show is open from September 19 through October 7, 2017. Entries can be dropped off at the museum on Friday and Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017 from noon till 4 PM. There will be over $1,000.00 awarded in prize money to be given out to entrants. Prizes will include but limited to awarding the overall Best of Show and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Prizes; there will also be Memorial Awards, Purchase Awards, Artistic Encouragement Awards and a People’s Choice Award.. Cash awards and Purchase awards from the public may be donated and given to certain entries.
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.