Encompassing two streets in downtown Kansas City is one of the most concentrated arts districts in the United States. We are talking about the Crossroads Arts District, and it is home to more than 400 local artists and 100 independent studios.
Some of the highlights include:
Buttonwood Art Space
The Buttonwood Art Space is a community focused venue where local and regional artists show their work. Housed atop historic Union Hill, the gallery spans 7,500 square feet and hosts four to five First Friday opening nights every year. The artists help nonprofit organizations and a portion of every sale benefits local charities.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Gallery
Next, established in 1985, Sherry Leedy is one of the oldest sustained contemporary galleries in the Midwest. It represents emerging and mid-career artists and has placed more than 150 works in museum collections worldwide. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the artists work in all fine art mediums. In addition to purchasing art, visitors can also explore exhibits that frequently change.
At the Cerbera Gallery, visitors find a wide array of works by emerging and renowned artists. They come from across the globe and work in mediums such as painting, sculpture, and photography. The thought-provoking pieces come from artists like Emily Nickles, Pablo Saccinto, and Brandi Withington.
Flying Pig Local Mercantile
And finally, The Flying Pig Local Mercantile serves as a community-centric shop that celebrates local artists and artisans. The store is eccentric, and the Flying Pig is a family mascot. Guests always enjoy friendly service, and items include paintings, shirts, and candles.
The Crossroads Arts District is just one of the neighborhoods you can explore if you call Fountain View on the Plaza home. Please contact our leasing agents to schedule a tour where you can see all of our amenities firsthand.Back to all posts