The Crossroads Arts District is home to a cornucopia of hundreds of one-of-kind gallery spaces and art studios, many of which are showcased during the city’s monthly First Friday events.
Among them is Weinberger Fine Art, featuring 5,000 square feet of captivating, first-rate works from local, regional and international artists.
The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is one of the city’s most popular art spaces. The two-gallery facility and cross-disciplinary learning studio features fantastic works created by students from the Kansas City Art Institute.
At the H&R Block Artspace, located in Midtown, emerging regional, national and international artists share their transformative contemporary works of art through dynamic exhibitions, public art projects and other collaborations.
Another neighborhood gem is the Buttonwood Art Space, a voluminous, community-centric gallery where a portion of every work sold—all created by the eclectic mix of artists—benefits a locally connected non-profit organization.
Displaying art forms that exemplify the rich Latino culture and traditions, the Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Art Gallery in the historic Argentine neighborhood explores cultural themes through textiles, folk art, masks, ceramics and other visual art mediums.
One of the newest innovative arts experiences in town is Black Space Black Art, where a growing community of the city’s African-American visual artists hold collective receptions and art installations at spiritual centers, barbershops, salons and other businesses and venues.