Crossroads Art District Walking Tour, Kansas City

Crossroads Art District Walking Tour (Self Guided), Kansas City

Situated at the intersection of creativity and culture, the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City emerges as a thriving hub of artistic expression and cultural vitality. Formerly the industrial and warehouse area, today it is one of the trendiest art communities in the Midwest. As such, this enclave is the place where many progressive art spots have established themselves.

Among its notable establishments, the Belger Arts Centre takes center stage as a prominent venue that curates a diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies that contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the area.

The Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallery, on the other hand, stands out for its modern and experimental approach, showcasing artworks that challenge conventions and stimulate dialogue.

In the midst of the district's bustling atmosphere, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center represents a multidimensional platform, offering both artist studios and gallery spaces.

The Blue Gallery, recognized for its emphasis on contemporary art, offers visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in a curated selection of thought-provoking works.

Meanwhile, Grand Arts emerges as a catalyst for innovation, providing a haven for artists to explore new mediums and groundbreaking concepts, pushing the boundaries of their craft.

The Hilliard Gallery, with its focus on contemporary paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media artworks, offers a diverse range of visual experiences for art enthusiasts and provides a space for artists to engage with collectors, enthusiasts, and the general public.

Venturing into the Crossroads Arts District is akin to embarking on a captivating journey through a realm where creativity knows no bounds. Here, the streets themselves seem to pulse with inspiration, and the galleries offer a window into a world of visual exploration. If seeking a memorable experience is what you're after, then pay a visit to the Crossroads Arts District now. Anyone with a contemplative gaze and curious heart is welcome!
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Crossroads Art District Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Crossroads Art District Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Kansas City (See other walking tours in Kansas City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: ChristineT
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Belger Arts Centre
  • Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
  • Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
  • Blue Gallery
  • Grand Arts
  • Hilliard Gallery
Belger Arts Centre

1) Belger Arts Centre

The Belger Arts Center (BAC) is a non-profit organization that houses a fine art collection as well as holding exhibitions of various art. The Center stages three exhibitions a year. Since 2000 the BAC has launched exhibitions of ceramics, painting, sculpture, digital photographic projections, black and white photography, and more. In addition to the exhibitions, the BAC houses the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation collection, which includes more than 1,500 pieces of fine art, mainly from American artists of the late 20th century. Extensive holdings of works by Jasper Johns, William Christenberry, Renee Stout, Robert Stackhouse, Terry Winters, Terry Allen, and William Wiley allow the BAC to loan complete retrospectives of those artists to museums around the country.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

2) Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Located in an old 1880s converted warehouse, the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art is one of the most popular art spots in the Crossroads district. Established in 1985, the gallery boasts outrageously interesting, sometimes cutting edge, art, installations, paintings and photography by locally famous artists. The gallery's art space has always something to come and see.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

3) Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center is next door to Sherry Leedy Art. The gallery was established in 1985 by Jim Leedy, evolving into a gallery that promotes local talents that has very good intuition in visual installations and sculpture. The gallery's facade is framed by two eye-catching anthropological sculptures, promising more surprises inside.
Blue Gallery

4) Blue Gallery

Blue Gallery will surely become one of your favorite Kansas City art spots. Established in a converted warehouse building, the loft space will surprise you with air and light that frames the art work around. While the visual impression is to be admired, you can't help but notice how cool the atmosphere is, and not as cutting-edge as some neighborhood galleries.
Grand Arts

5) Grand Arts

Grand Arts Studio is an open art studio established in 1995. Being more an art laboratory than a traditional exhibition space, there are usually loads to observe and admire about the art process and the showroom of the young promising artists. The public is always welcomed to observe evolving art projects.
Hilliard Gallery

6) Hilliard Gallery

The Hillard Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in Kansas City. Founded in 1974, it initially was located at Country Club Plaza and just recently moved to the Crossroads District. The gallery feature contemporary art by national artists, with some large exhibition spaces. This must-see art spot will surprise you with its fine art exhibitions and concepts.

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