ArtsKC Encounters – Your Exclusive Arts Experience

Join ArtsKC on Thursday evenings before First Fridays for monthly arts “Encounters”, presented by Mazuma Credit Union. These fun, engaging events introduce you to new arts organizations, local artists, exclusive performance and exhibition experiences, and unique networking opportunities.  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 Presenting Season Sponsor:

Food and Beverage Sponsors:

2018/2019 ArtsKC Encounter Season Presented by Mazuma Credit Union

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.

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.  With performances by Carswell & Hope.

NYC ’81, Joe Kelly
Thursday, January 31 | 5:30-7:30pm
Joe Kelly’s photographs from New York City in 1981 explore the juxtaposition of the dream-like space of Studio 54 against the realities of the streets of New York. Performance by Matt Hopper.

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!