Bluestem Missouri Crafts

Bluestem Missouri Crafts, Columbia: Hours, Address, Bluestem Missouri Crafts Reviews: 4.5/5

Bluestem Missouri Crafts
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Bluestem Missouri Crafts, a Niche Magazine Top Retailer of American Crafts, is located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Missouri. As a partnership of artists, Bluestem features the work of nearly 300 artists and craftspeople from Missouri and its eight neighboring states. The collection of work includes, but is not limited to traditional and contemporary crafts in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber. All of our employees hold knowledge about the different artists and methods used in order to create the pieces seen in our shop, and are more than willing to talk to people about the work they see. We also offer complimentary gift wrapping for those who wish it, as well as shipping to anywhere in the United States. Our store is wheelchair accessible, has items to interest children, and we are conveniently located near the Cherry Street Parking Structure downtown.
Suggested duration
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Suzanne Perry
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Visit the best gallery in the region in Columbia Missouri
Nov 2019
My favorite stop in Columbia on my way to St. Louis from KC.

Staff, space, and selection of high quality handmade gifts is unmatched in the state.

The gallery has also been awarded prestigious national awards by Niche Magazine and others over it's nearly 40 years in business in downtown Columbia. Their inventory is always changing with unusual and original gifts. It's a very relaxing and and sunny space with a very sweet staff.
Written October 2, 2020
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Joseph M
Columbia, MO14 contributions
A step up in craft stores and worth a stop in Columbia
Jun 2020
Bluestem is a tradition in Columbia, It's located on South 9th street, so in the heart of the area where Mizzou students congregate. Although most craft stores are chintzy, this place has high-quality crafts, often by local designers, so they are not cheap. They also have hand crafted wooden toys for children and wall designs. It's worth stopping in if you are in Columbia.
Written June 7, 2020
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kmcfamily
Columbia, MO83 contributions
Fine selection from Missouri's best artisans
Dec 2019
Artwork decorates this quaint boutique and always has a nice variety from Missouri's best artisans. A favorite venue for gift givers!
Written February 24, 2020
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Michael S
Midland, MI, United States13 contributions
A nice shop with beautiful works of art
Mar 2017 • Couples
We happened across this store while walking around downtown Columbia during the True/False Film Festival. We had stopped at several other galleries in the area and this had by far the best quality of artwork. The work is by local artists and there are many beautiful and clever works. The woman working at the store was friendly and helpful.
Written March 3, 2017
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RickMIusa
Grand Rapids, MI2,443 contributions
Nice Shop
Sep 2016 • Couples
Lots of crafty items. Specialize in local artisians. Some interesting items makes this place worthy of a stop for tourists in Columbia.
Written November 15, 2016
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recil2016
Columbia, MO44 contributions
Undetermined visit
Sep 2016 • Solo
A very nice and unique store of hand made MO and close by state items for sale.
The store is small but totally accessible on the inside. The ladies working there were very friendly and helpful. They will wrap any gift items.
Handicapped parking is limited to spaces on the corners and the door is heavy to open. I enjoy purchasing gifts for out of town or state friends.
Written September 21, 2016
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misskk2014
Denver, CO51 contributions
Local artisans/beautiful products
Sep 2016 • Friends
Such a delight today to visit Bluestem Missouri Crafts. The selection of items is diverse, both in medium and in price.
Bluestem is a store that I love to drop into every time I visit Columbia.
Written September 7, 2016
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Haley R
Mobile, AL14 contributions
tiny and ok.
Jun 2016 • Couples
Nice cute shop with "local" artists (yet not all local) - overpriced and pretentious. So overpriced I didn't even want to buy a piece of soap just to remember my trip to this area, which I always do. Yes, good for graduation gifts.
Written July 11, 2016
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We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit to Bluestem. As you noted, all the work we carry is “local” to the extent that it is made in Missouri or one of the eight neighboring states. It is all handcrafted by individual artists or made by small companies (the soap and candles for example) in our little part of the world. We strive to strike a balance between providing a fair return to our artists, offering quality pieces to our customers, and maintaining the gallery. Our philosophy is a lot like the “fair trade” concept, except that we work with people who might live across town rather than across an ocean. We really hope you’ll come back someday and take a second look with that in mind.
Written August 30, 2016
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Dkelly01
Overland Park, KS8 contributions
Excellent variety of "one of a kind" art.
Jul 2016 • Friends
I stop by Bluestem every time I pass through Columbia, Missouri. There is a nice variety of art work, reasonably priced, and displayed very tastefully. I find something I can't live without each time I go!!
Written July 4, 2016
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Thank you, Dkelly01! We appreciate your loyalty to our artists and their work. Hope we see you again sometime soon.
Written August 30, 2016
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Qualitylovers
South Lyon, MI203 contributions
Intriguing gifts at reasonable prices
May 2016
A very appealing gift shop with a wide range of crafts and goodies. Reasonable prices. Very pleasant staff.
Written June 22, 2016
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We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our store, and even more pleased that you found our staff pleasant. We're working hard every day to make sure our store is welcome and inviting to all types of people from all walks of life, and that there's an item in this store for everyone to love. We hope you'll come back to visit us soon.
Written June 25, 2016
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Bluestem Missouri Crafts is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM