ArtsKC Encounters – Your Exclusive Arts Experience

Join ArtsKC on Thursday evenings before First Fridays for monthly arts “Encounters!” These fun, engaging events introduce you to new arts organizations, local artists, exclusive performance and exhibition experiences, and unique networking opportunities.  Events may include a glimpse of a dress rehearsal, preview of a new art exhibition, or the chance to meet the directors, choreographers and artists who make our arts community magical. Check out the full season below and come on out! Each event also features free food and drinks from our stellar sponsors.

Want to attend ArtsKC Encounter events for FREE?! Become an ArtsKC Insider with a donation of $10/month or more.

Thank you to our 2018/2019 Season Sponsors:

Food and Beverage Sponsors:

2018/2019 ArtsKC Encounter Season

Reserve tickets

Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. ArtsKC INSIDERS, use the discount code in your e-newsletter to reserve FREE tickets.
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the ArtsKC Gallery in the Crossroads Arts District.

Open Spaces
Thursday, September 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring the visual artwork of Martin Cail and a special presentation from the first multi-month, City-wide art and community event, Open Spaces.

Handmade, Heartfelt
Thursday, November 1 | 5:30-7:30pm
Featuring an in-depth conversation and exhibition tour with quilting artist and hand-dyed textiles expert Kim Eichler-Messmer.

Memory, Empathy and Movement
Thursday, January 31 | 5:30-7:30pm
Featuring the visual artwork of Hyeyoung Shin, whose work explores the complex relationships between memory, experience, and individuals’ awareness of their own space relative to others. Dance performances and attendee experiences will also be featured!

Beat Bugs Sneak Peak
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30-7:30pm
Featuring a special preview performance from the Coterie Theatre’s production of Beat Bugs, a musical adventure inspired by the music of The Beatles.

To Be Announced
Thursday, May 2 | 5:30-7:30pm
It will be spectacular!