Jackson County's first government building, constructed with slave labor, was the only courthouse between St. Louis and the Pacific at the time the Santa Fe Trail trade began. Two-room log structure was home to roots of Jackson County where controversial slave state, land disputes and westward expansion issues were dealt with. Once a Mormon mercantile store, this structure has a great significance to members of the LDS church. Harry Truman held court here in the 1930s.
Iconic Murals and Sculptures in Kansas City
In Kansas City, public art is in plain view, no matter where you're standing. Discover some of the most iconic murals and sculptures in the City of Fountains—and even embark on a tour of some of the finest in the Crossroads Arts District with the Kansas City Graffiti Tour.
In Kansas City, we enjoy a rich grape growing and winemaking history. Ready to swirl, smell and sip some of our local terroir? Here are some local wineries on both sides of the state line to help get you started.
How KC Does Art
Our new space in the Crossroads Arts District has a great vibe. It's hip while still being very professional. High-quality audio visual, sound and lighting are incorporated into our building, while artwork and vibrant red decor make our space contemporary and sophisticated. Our open floor plan offers many possibilities for events. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or a reception for up to 150, we can accommodate you and your guests. As part of the Crossroads community, we've tapped into a lot of great resources.
The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum.
The American Royal hosts many of Kansas City's premier fall events including the World Series of Barbecue®; the world's largest barbecue competition, their Livestock Show; one of the Midwest's largest livestock expositions, a PRCA sanctioned professional rodeo, and 6 prestigious horse shows including the UPHA National Championship Horse Show. These events allow the American Royal, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs.
Focusing on the role of agribusiness in our lives. Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents. Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits. Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City's rich and storied history. Learn about the beginnings of the American Royal and the impact of Tom Bass and Loula Long Combs. Observe horse show, rodeo and livestock show clothing, saddles and memorabilia. Compare your weight with chickens, market hogs, and feeder steers. Visit the reading corner, play computer games, and learn about livestock judging.
Historic beauty with modern amenities! Welcome to downtown Kansas City’s premier indoor venue for live music and special events. Located downtown in the Power & Light District, the original Midland Theatre opened in 1927 and hosted many well-known artists throughout its history.
In 2013, Dick and Evelyn Craft Belger expanded the Foundation's commitment to the creative process by opening Belger Crane Yard Studios, an arts complex dedicated to providing studio and exhibition space for artists working in a variety of media. A range of programming in ceramics education, in addition to the Red Star Artists-ln-Residence program and Crane Yard Clay ceramics supply store, has made Belger a center for contemporary art.
The Center is named in honor of Bruce R. Watkins, a political and social activist. Watkins was fueled by the need to recognize and preserve the varied contributions African-Americans made to the development of Kansas City. The facility is located on one of Kansas City's major thoroughfares.
Fort Leavenworth, KS, initiated and dedicated in 1992 by Gen. Colin Powell to the memory of the 9th & 10th Cavalry Regiments made up of black soldiers. These troopers proved their bravery & valor throughout the Indian Wars, winning the respect of the Cheyenne warriors who named them "Buffalo Soldiers," a badge of honor.
Contemporary Art Sales & Consultancy - Limited Edition Prints and Lithographs, Paintings, Ceramics (Sculptural and Functional Ceramic Art), Photography, Mixed-Media Installations, Jewelry and more by renowned local, national and international artists at an affordable price level. New solo and group exhibitions every First Friday. In-home services, collection management and consultation.