Welcome to Kansas City's eclectic enclave of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries. Let the sidewalks be your guide. And go where things take you.
Join us on the first Friday of every month to experience all the sights, sounds and tastes the Crossroads has to offer — with an event that could only happen here.
2010 Gallery (2010 Main): Open First Friday 5pm – 10pm. 2010 Gallery continues the fine tradition of exhibiting art on local, national and international levels. 2010gallerykc.com
ArtsTech (1522 Holmes): Open First Friday 5:30 – 8:00pm. Brush Tips and Wine Sips...Mardi Gras. Paint on canvas or Design a mask. Acrylic paints, brushes, beads, fetahers, glitter smocks and a work of art for inspiration. Tickets $10/Indiv, $25/2Adults, $35/Family (max.4).$10/Under 21.Refreshments provided. Artist Instructor, Cathy Burchett. artstech-kc.org
Apex Art Space (1819 Wyandotte): Open First Friday 6pm – 9pm. dentistryart.com
Archival Design (2014 Main): Open First Friday 6pm – 10pm. Jake and Julie Bond have created a business based on bringing unique ceramic designs into the lives of their customers. From a salad bowl to hand carved tiles for an entire kitchen, their work is created using a wide range of original colors and patterns. archivaldesignskc.com
Beco Gallery (1922 Batimore). Open First Friday 6pm – 9pm. becoflowers.com
Belger Art Center (2100 Walnut): Open First Friday, 6-9pm. Belger Arts Center is pleased to announce the William Christenberry exhibition, a selection of works in various mediums, from his earliest drawings to some of his most recent two- and three-dimensional work. William Christenberry is on view through May 3, 2014.belgerartscenter.org
Blue Gallery (118 SW Blvd): Open First Friday 6pm – 9pm. New painting from Stephen Dismore and Rich Bowman. bluegalleryonline.comButtonwood Art Space (3013 Main): Open First Friday 9am – 5pm. Sensory Overload celebrates the creativity and intelligence of individuals with autism. The features art by both those with autism and others passionate about finding solutions to unlocking the creativity and intelligence of those with autism. Fifty-percent of your art purchase will go to the artists and fifty-percent to benefit the Golden Hat Foundation. buttonwoodartspace.com
Kathy Barnard Studio/Locust Street Gallery (1605 Locust): (1605 Locust). Open First Friday from 5pm - 9pm. On the Wings of Love features Kathy Barnard, Master Glass Artist; Genevieve Flynn, Master Metalsmith & Jeweler; and Kitty Sondern Snyder, Custom Dress Designer & Milliner. Kathybarnardstudio.com
The Gallery at 19Below (5 W. 19th Street): First Friday Opening 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Come visit 19_Below for the opening of Source Imagery featuring multi-media artists Heather Lamanno and Daniel Lough
Kultured Chameleon Street Art Gallery (1739 Oak). First Friday Opening Reception 6pm – 11pm.
All are invited for a FREE special First Friday event hosted by DJ Gavin with complimentary drinks and the MADEMOBB crew showcasing their KC born Streetwear clothing line. KulturedChameleon.com
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2014 Baltimore): Open First Friday 6pm – 9pm. Steve Joy, Icons and Elizabethans: paintings from 2012 to 2014; Chinese artist Yan Lei, My Red Memory; UMKC Women's Center's HerArt Project, Wonder Women: SHErose, Freedom Fighters, and Women Who Kick Butt!; and Amanda Lechner, SIGNALS. leedy-voulkos.com
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (1725 Holmes): La Boheme First Friday Event, 6-11pm. Live la vie bohème with Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s La bohème opera preview event! French-inspired cuisine, entertainment and live performances by Lyric Opera Apprentices will bring Paris to life here in Kansas City. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. Food catered by the Deco Street Eats food truck, with delicious entrée-sized portions available for purchase. Event is free and open to the public so bring all of your friends!
Mid-America Arts Alliance (2018 Baltimore): Open First Friday 7pm – 9pm. Catch a preview of Grand Ole Opry, a photography exhibition that showcases a significant period in the Opry’s history. The exhibit features 30 photographs from the Opry's archives, not widely seen by the general public. Also featured, Lawrence band, Carswell & Hope. maaa.org
MLB Designs & Boutique (2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite #105): Open First Friday 5pm – 9pm. Jewelry by Cheryl Eve Acosta and featured artists Scott Anderson and Jimmy Tucker. mlbdesigns.com
Plenum Space Gallery (504 W. 18th St): Open First Friday 6pm – 10pm. Home[Maker] by Catherine Reinhart. Reinhart’s current series explores textile processes, color and formal design elements by using found quilting squares and unsuccessful studio experiments. plenumspace.weebly.com
Red Star Studios (2100 Walnut). Open First Friday 6pm – 9pm.redstarstudios.org.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (2004 Baltimore). Open First Friday 7pm – 9pm. The gallery is pleased to announce three exhibitions of artists with strong connections to the Kansas City region. Ceramic artists Chris Gustin, Breath and Arnie Zimmerman, Slabs, Tubes & Holes along with painter Warren Rosser, The Space Between. sherryleedy.com
Studio Above (2016 Baltimore, 2nd Floor). Open First Friday 6pm - 9pm. Artwork by Ada Koch, Nancy Clay, Jackie Warren, William Rose. With guest artists: Marcia Streepy and George Rousis and live music by Clay. jackie4art.com
Todd Weiner Gallery (115 W. 18th St): Open First Friday 5pm – 10pm. The Gallery Show curated by Marcus Cain will exhibit current and past works from the following artists: Hugh Merrill, Lei Yan, Jim Sajovic, Michael Young, Jim Leedy, Ian Young, Barry Osbourn, Steve Pistone, Kelly Parker and many others. Patrons can expect to see acrylics and oils on canvas, mixed media on paper, and a few sculptural surprises. In addition TWG will be unveiling the new backroom and website. toddweinergallery.com
Vulpes Bastille (1737 Locust): First Friday Opening Reception from 6pm – 9pm. Progress and Prosperity,”a juried exhibition of work by Kansas City Art Institute students. The show continues through March 29, when a closing reception and artist talks will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. vulpesbastille.com
Weinberger Fine Art (1800 Baltimore): First Friday Opening Artist Reception from 5pm – 9pm. Sex and the City, the photography of Michael Regnier. weinbergerfineart.com
Wheat Photography (18th & Wyandotte): Smudges: Observations of Perspectives by painter Jeremy M. Lillig. Gallery opens at 5:30pm. wheatphoto.com/#!/HOME
VML Wise Gallery (2020 Baltimore, 3rd Floor). Open First Friday 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Classical Heroism, a group art exhibition and auction in support of Shave to Save and Hope Lodge. Exhibit will include original artwork produced by more than 25 local artists including wide range of artwork including painting, photography, illustration, ceramics, mixed media and jewelry. Preview and silent auction open to the public. vml.com