The public is invited to an open house at the Hayden Liberty Center, 111 W. 5th from 5 to 7 p.m., today to take a sneak peek at the Cooney Studio, which is a work in progress upstairs.

The studio is a multi-use space designed to promote creativity and engage the community. It was made possible by the late Barbara Cooney, artist and promoter of the Sedalia arts scene for decades.

For more information, visit or call 827-3228.

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