Best Art and Entertainment in Kansas City

Best Arts & Entertainment in Kansas City

Discover KC's renowned art scene with some of the city's most highly lauded venues, galleries and more.

Favorite Art Museum

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Winner: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Runners Up: 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Favorite Art Gallery

Blue Gallery

Winner: Blue Gallery

Runners Up: Haw Contemporary, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Favorite Mural

Winner: Lewis & Clark (River Market)

Runners Up: Independence and the Opening of the West(Truman Library), Kansas City I’m So in Love

Favorite Performing Arts Group


Winner: Kansas City Symphony

Runners Up: Kansas City Ballet, Quixotic

Favorite Nightlife Spot

J. Rieger & Co.

Winner: J. Rieger & Co.

Runners Up: Ça Va, Green Lady Lounge

Favorite Concert/Live Music Venue


Winner: Starlight Theatre

Runners Up: Knuckleheads Saloon, Sprint Center

Favorite Jazz Venue


Winner: The Blue Room

Runners Up: Green Lady Lounge, The Phoenix

Favorite Casino

Ameristar Casino

Winner: Ameristar Casino Hotel

Runners Up: Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Harrah’s Casino and Hotel

Favorite Gay Bar


Winner: Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille

Runners Up: Bistro 303, Missie B's

Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2019 Visitors’ Choice Awards, where visitors selected their favorites in Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Attractions, Sports & Recreation, Special Events, Shopping, Accommodations, and Overall Best of Kansas City.