Brick City

Open space for creative minds

In 2008, Brick City was renovated to become the new home for Missouri State University’s art and design department. Moving this program downtown was a natural fit – placing the students amidst galleries and strong architectural and urban elements, and exposing students to opportunities in the community. The exposed brick walls and open concept classrooms give students a home with room to create freely.

Brick City consists of six buildings, four of which will be inhabited by creative arts departments at Missouri State University. However, space may accommodate others, like advertising agency Marlin, which exemplifies creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit.

The core of Brick City is creative energy:

Brick City Gallery

  • Art on display in the Brick City Gallery
  • Classrooms filled with students learning and expressing themselves
  • A combination of artistic media, ranging from painting to sculpting to graphic design and woodwork


More information


305 W. Mill St.

327 W. Mill St.

215 W. Mill St.

Springfield, MO 65806


Vonda YarberryVonda Yarberry

Interim Department Head of Art and Design


At IDEA Commons