The purpose of the ArtsKC gallery is to enrich the Crossroads Art District by providing the opportunity to view and engage with work by local Kansas City artists at all stages of their artistic career. The partnership between artist, the public, and the business sector is an essential relationship. Each exhibit further advances ArtsKC’s mission of unleashing the power of the arts by promoting a rich, diverse, and stimulating cultural environment in which enriches the lives of the City’s residents, visitors and employees.
- September/October 2014: From the Now Showing portfolios, Chris Wiley
- November/December 2014: From the Now Showing portfolios, Daniel Bartle
- January/February/March 2015: From the Now Showing portfolios, Tim Forcade
- April/May 2015: From the Now Showing portfolios, Christopher Hartmann
- June 2015: “The Art of Data” Exhibition in partnership with the City of Kansas City, MO
- July/August 2015: From the Now Showing portfolios, “Funnel Cake” by Aaron Dougherty
- September/October 2015: From the Now Showing portfolios, “Threads to Webs” Rachelle Gardner-Roe
- November/December 2015: From the Now Showing portfolios, “Skyward” Sharon Reeber
- January/February 2016: “America’s Creative Crossroads” Portraits by Cameron Gee, exhibition in partnership with the Kansas City Area Development Council
- March 2016: NCECA 2016 “Nothing You’ve Ever Done Before” Organized by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker (Future Retrieval)
- April/May 2016: From the Now Showing portfolios, “Journey from Kansas to Canada” Norma Herring
- June/July 2016: From the Now Showing portfolios, “The Art of Architecture” Danton Rezos
- August/September 2016: From the Now Showing portfolios, “People & Places” David Beal
- October/November/December 2016: “INKED” Exhibition in partnership with UMKC Hand Print Press
- January/February 2017: “Colour Portraits: Unconventional Admiration” Exhibition in partnership with the KC Black Artists Network
Words, Gestures and Landmarks
February 28 – April 28
Artwork by Katrina Revenaugh
Friday, March 3rd, 2017, First Fridays in the Crossroads Featured Artist, 5pm-8pm
Friday, April 7th, 2017, First Fridays in the Crossroads Featured Artist, 5pm-8pm
“With my work, I hope the viewer appreciates graffiti and street art in a whole new way. I photograph it, extract little bits and pieces from my shots and use them like found objects to create layered abstract collages and patterns on wood, metal or fabric with a very painterly quality. Traveling is when I’m immersed in some of the most visually chaotic, raw and brilliant environments. I love to spend hours researching the street art scene of a particular city, mapping out stops and wandering into local haunts to inquire about the best (or the worst depending on one’s perspective) places to find new source material— a decaying wall, a section from a tagged tunnel floor or a small portion of rusty metal. In the final work, the essence of the graffiti is still there, but it’s a totally reimagined piece.”
May/June 2017: From the Now Showing portfolios, Rick Wright
Location & Hours of Operations:
106 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and First Fridays 6pm-8:30pm with the exception of January.
ArtsKC is closed on all major holidays and may reserve the right to lock its doors due to private receptions, staff meetings, conferences, and other various events.
There is free 3-hour street parking on Baltimore Avenue north of the office, free 3-hour parking on Wyandotte St., and free 3-hour parking on Southwest Boulevard. There is also a paid parking garage just south of 17th Street on Main Street in the Barkley building.