Three local businesses are generating some exciting buzz.

Art 101 in Jefferson City, MO.

At Art 101, everyone’s an artist. Owner Cindy. Schnieders and her partners actively promote art opportunities in the Jefferson City community, and the studio always has lots of things going on. Students can explore their talents with adult canvas painting classes, open studio time for fused glass, homeschool art classes, private art lessons, and more. Book an art party, birthday party, private event, or a whole week of art summer camp with your favorite artists and art teachers!

“Come create your masterpiece with us! We love to introduce or reintroduce kids and adults to the fun of art in a casual setting with no pressure. We will guide you to experience techniques and work with materials that are both interesting and unusual. Bring some friends or make some new ones at Art 101!”

— Art Instructor, Laura Luebbert

101 Boonville Rd. | (573) 694-0838 |

The Backdrop in Jefferson City, MO.

The Backdrop’s mission is simple. It is to bring people together by taking photos and having fun. The Backdrop offers individuals of all ages a new type of entertainment venue — a selfie studio right in the heart of downtown Jefferson City. This one-of-a-kind space is perfect for celebrating a milestone or birthday, enjoying a night out, getting the family together for fun photos, or collaborating and creating content.

“One of our favorite things about owning a selfie studio is seeing how guests interact with our space. Self photography allows people to express themselves just as they’d like to. I love the creative and fun experience we offer. Capturing joyful moments and witnessing people’s happiness is truly fulfilling. I love being part of this community, providing a unique space for self-expression and memorable keepsakes.”

—Owner, Brinn Thorsten

207 E. High St. | (573) 290-3963 |

Capital Escape in Jefferson City, MO.

Capital Escape offers exciting adventures that are perfect for families, friends, and co-workers. Each room is themed and built like a puzzle as escapees are provided clues from the second they enter the room. Solve the mysteries of the asylum room, burn room, virus room, or the morgue room for a chance to win.

“We take pride in creating personalized, thrilling experiences for our customers. We pour our hearts into every detail and love seeing the joy on players’ faces when they tackle our challenges. Our diverse community is important to us, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to bring people together through our games.”

— Owners, Rilee & Chris Perlingiero

812 Madison St., Ste. 2 | (573) 340-1840 |