Arts & Theater
Hermann is home to a vibrant community of working artists who find inspiration in the ever-changing beauty of Missouri Wine Country. These local artists create a wide variety of work, ranging from paintings, music, photography, sculpture, illustrations, and more. Many Hermann venues feature live performances, and many display, and sell, local and more distant works of art. Art and Theater events are listed on our Events Calendar.
BLANK CANVAS GALLERY & STUDIO
The Blank Canvas Gallery & Studio is a fine arts gallery with a fully stocked studio. Visitors can view exhibitions of contemporary and fine art throughout the year, showcasing the work of regional and national artists as well as Hermann’s own artists. For visitors who want a more hands-on approach to art, the Studio is also a fine place to turn loose those creative juices , perhaps by creating personal souvenirs of a visit to Hermann
CLARA EITMANN MESSMER AMPHITHEATER
The Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater hosts a wide range of open-air performances. The area includes lawn chair or picnic blanket seating, a concession stand, and a fenced-in park. The Amphitheater is available to individuals, organizations, and businesses (including to those from outside Hermann) to rent for concerts, movies, corporate and organization events, picnics, etc. Contact the city office at 573-486-5400 to reserve.
THE GALLERY AT THE LIBRARY
The Gallery at the Library is a 2,000-square-foot community art gallery located in Scenic Regional Library, Hermann, that is open to the public. A variety of artwork featuring different mediums is on display and for purchase from regional artists. The gallery hosts four three-month-long exhibits each year, with each show kicking off with a free reception.
SHOWBOAT COMMUNITY THEATRE
From movies and theatre performances to concerts and influential speakers, the Showboat Community Theatre hosts an array of events year-round. If the lights are blinking and the smell of popcorn is wafting, then something is happening at the Showboat! This historic theatre space is also available to rent for business meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, theater performances, fundraisers, film premieres, receptions, and private events.
HERMANN ARTS COUNCIL
Founded in 1979, the Hermann Arts Council serves as an advisory body to the City of Hermann. The Council hosts First Friday Art Walks on the first Friday of many months throughout the year. The Council also sponsors guest musicians, as well as many events for children and adults.
HERMANN CITY BAND
Reflecting the historical importance of music to the community, Hermann has a thriving city-funded band. Made up of over 40 local musicians, ranging from talented high school students to professional musicians, the city band brings the community together to listen to traditional band music, patriotic songs, and marches. In addition, the director usually selects a piece or two to surprise the audience and challenge the musicians. The City Band performs on Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July, and the first Sunday in August. Performances are at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, performances move to the Hermann High School Auditorium.