The City of Arrow Rock is celebrating “Marilynne Bradley Day” Saturday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Executive Director Kathy Borgman:

Kathy Borgman

Press Release from the Friends of Arrow Rock

Arrow Rock, Mo. – Arrow Rock has declared July 7, 2012, “Marilynne Bradley Day.”  Bradley has conducted watercolor workshops in Arrow Rock for 34 years and is being honored on July 7 for her contributions to the Missouri artistic community as well as the village of Arrow Rock.  Bradley’s work has been featured in more than 200 one-person exhibits and she is the winner of more than 75 awards.  Arrow Rock is honored to host an exhibit of Bradley’s work through October 31 at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center.  The watercolor art exhibit is open free to the public, as is the reception for the artist that will be held on July 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Center.  “Marilynne Bradley Day” is sponsored by the Arrow Rock State Historic Site, the Friends of Arrow Rock and the citizens of Arrow Rock.

The Friends of Arrow Rock continues its expanded “First Saturdays in Arrow Rock” program for 2102 with a Plein Air Gathering from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 7.  Regional artists are invited to paint, draw and sketch the historic landscape and 19th century buildings in Arrow Rock as a tribute to Bradley and as an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of other mid-Missouri artists.  There is no entry fee for the event and many of the historic buildings will be open to tour on this day at no cost.  If you would like to participate in this informal event, you may call the Friends of Arrow Rock office at 660-837-3231, or register via e-mail at

Future “First Saturdays in Arrow Rock” include:

  • Aug. 4, A Morning of Period Music from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Sept. 1, Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Ice-Cream Freeze-Off and Concert
  • Oct. 6, Trail Day at the big Muddy Wildlife Refuge and site of early Sante Fe Trail Crossing
  • Nov. 3, Merchants’ Holiday Open House
  • Dec. 1, Christmas Traditions in the John P. Sites House

The Friends of Arrow Rock promotes the understanding of Missouri history through ongoing education programs and interpretive activities.  They safeguard 13 historical structures in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock. and

Arrow Rock, Mo. is located 14 miles north of Interstate 70 at exits 98 or 89 on U.S. Highway 41.