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

The Kansas City Crossroads District has become one of the trendiest art communities in the Midwest. The former industrial and warehouse area now is where many progressive art spots have established themselves. Have a look at some of the grandest and edgiest art in the Crossroads!
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Guide Name: Kansas City Crossroads Art 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
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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.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 4pm; First Friday of the month: 10 am - 9 pm.

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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.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
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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.

Operation hours: Tuesday,Wednesday : 11 am - 3 pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm.
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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.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; First Fridays Noon – 8:30 pm.
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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.

Operation hours: Thursday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
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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.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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