“America’s Muralist” Honors the National Anthem with Mural in Branson

Raine Clotfelter of Branson is named America’s Muralist because of his historic artwork that “captures on canvas the unique individuals and historical events that made this country what it is today” and now he is working on a piece in honor of the 200th anniversary of the creation of the national anthem.

Raine and Tricia Clotfelter started work on the newest Branson project on Monday and the 94 foot mural will be located in downtown Branson on the west side of the Empire District Electric Building on Main Street.

The mural is expected to take 13 days to finish and there will be a special unveiling during a sunrise service on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Clotfelter has also created pieces featured at the World’s Largest Toy Museum, The Celebrity Car Museum & Attraction and Andy Williams Moon River Theater.

To see him an action creating the mural on the Andy Williams Moon River Theater building, watch the video below.


RockBottom Studios: The Latest Addition to Branson’s Art Scene

05According to an article from the Springfield News-Leader, Branson has a brand new art gallery: RockBottom Studios.

This full service fine art and design studio just opened its doors about a month and a half ago and is owned and operated by Olaf and Jennifer Pierson who are both California natives.

The Pierson’s studio is located in Historic Downtown Branson at 112 E. Atlantic St., right across the street from Mr. G’s Restaurant. RockBottom Studios offers “custom fine art for commissions and sales for private, public and commercial settings” with additional services including design, shipping and installation of one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The News-Leader states that the art gallery owners want to host cultural events and rent out their space for businesses and workshops.

02Visit Branson’s newest art gallery to check out some fantastic original art or scope out a spot to host your next business workshop.

For more information, visit http://www.rockbottomartstudios.com/.

Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The New Shanghai Circus Featured at the Acrobats of China

acrobatsThe Acrobats of China are featuring the New Shanghai Circus at the New Shanghai Theatre. Over 40 acrobats perform in this visual masterpiece of stunts and colors. Performing 3 PM and 8 PM shows through the end of the year, the New Shanghai Circus promises to dazzle and excite anyone.

Watch a ballerina pirouette atop a man’s shoulders and admire Eastern Dragon costume puppets as they dance on the stage. A truly unique and remarkable group of talented acrobats has crossed the breadth of the Earth to display sheer feats of athleticism here in Branson.

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Introduce your family to new cultural experiences as award winning acrobats execute traditional Chinese dance and beautiful performance art. You’ll be stunned by the overall skill, grace, and strength of the artists in this enchanting show.

Watch the video here and comment if you’ve ever been to see the marvelous Acrobats of China!

Murder in the Ozarks!

ozark murder mysteriesWant to kick off the holiday season this year with something different? Got a wacky sense of humor and enjoy mystery shows? Then why not spend an evening at Ozark Murder Mysteries in Branson?


Ozark Murder Mysteries performs first-class murder mystery theater presentations throughout the year. Right now, the two shows are inspired by the Christmas holidays. It Was a Wonderful Life and Who Killed Mr. Scrooge promise to be unforgettable, laugh out loud, spoofs of famous Christmas classics. Check out their schedule to decide what show is most convenient for your evening!

If you want to impress your friends with a sensational theatrical treat, why not order your own murder mystery show from Ozark Murder Mysteries? That’s right, this troupe has a special murder-mystery-to-go option which allows you to choose a show to be catered to your event. Simply tell Ozark Murder Mysteries which show you’re interested in having at your party, and they will tailor the night to fit your needs.

Don’t miss this unique and amazing opportunity!

“We Always Lie to Strangers” Documentary about Branson

1367350vmeA new documentary about Branson is premiering in St. Louis this Thursday, November 14th.

The documentary follows two prominent and opposite families in Branson, The Presleys and The Lennons. The film strives to give a different impression of the the subject matter, rather than “reinforce the ideas that people had in their heads.”

The film is directed by A.J. Schnack and David Wilson. Wilson, by the way, is co-founder of the True/False film festival held in Columbia, MO each spring. His credentials alone guarantee that this will be an outstanding film.

Watch the trailer and post what you think!