• 40th Annual PIE Week

  • Columbia Public Schools Partners In Education (PIE) is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2023-2024 PIE Week Gallery Contest:

    Noah H. from Hickman High School!


    Since 1984, the Columbia Public Schools Partners In Education (PIE) program connects our businesses and schools to #Inspire Greatness.  

    In 2024, we celebrate 40 years of school and business partnerships and friendships supporting Columbia Public Schools.  Kicking off the Partners In Education (PIE) 40th Anniversary Celebration, May 6-10, 2024 is our annual CPS PIE Art Gallery and Windows downtown in The District and Virtual Art Gallery. CPS students’ artwork is displayed in many shops downtown during PIE Week (first week of May). Participating shops display an Official Art Gallery window cling to advertise their participation.

    In addition to inspiring #CPSBest budding artists, this is an opportunity for CPS Art Teachers to promote and highlight their incredibly talented CPS student’s artwork showcased to the City's Office of Cultural Affairs judges.  The winning school's art department receives a $500 honorarium to support purchasing art supplies for classrooms and an opportunity for their student's artwork publication.

    PIE Week 2023-2024 Virtual Gallery


PIE Week Art Walk
  • Downtown Shops in The District displaying CPS student’s artwork:

    “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series

    Alpine Shop

    American Shoe


    Barred Owl Butcher & Table

    Black Tea Bookshop

    Broadway Brewery

    Calvary Episcopal Church

    Central Bank of Boone County

    City of Columbia

    City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs

    Columbia Art League

    Commerce Bank

    Daniel Boone Building

    First Presbyterian Church


    Hawthorn Bank

    Makes Scents

    Maude Vintage

    Mareck Center for Dance

    My Secret Garden

    Orr Street

    Pizza Tree

    Ragtag & Uprise Bakery

    Simmons Bank

    Skylark Bookshop

    Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream

    Stephens College

    The District

    The State Historical Society

    Yellow Dog Bookshop