From opera to street festivals, Kansas City's art culture is widely recognized. Here are five surprisingly free ways to enjoy the arts in Kansas City.

Kansas City has developed a huge culture for three things. Sports. Food. Art. We are faithfully passionate about our Royals, Chiefs, Sportings, Tigers, and Jayhawks. This city has an insatiable appetite for deliciously authentic culinary masterpieces. We support the visionaries who creatively bring the depth of their imaginations to life in architecture, installations, music, literature, dance, and theater. Which leads me to the subject of this story. Five surprisingly free ways to become a connoisseur of the arts in Kansas City. Kansas City is widely recognized for its arts. It also works tirelessly to maintain accessibility of the arts in Kansas City for all whoRead More →

Melissa Cavallari’s life journey has brought her from the United States to beachfront broadwalks of Venice, Italy and back again. All the while she has pursued her love of crafting artisan jewelry. Suryashakti Jewelry is the result of that pursuit. Cavallari was born in the United States but grew up in a little beach town just south of Venice. Since she was a young teenager she had dreamed of learning the art of jewelry making from master artisans.  She and her friends would stroll the small walks in Venice peeking into artisan’s shop’s windows, hoping to catch a glimpse into the life of a MasterRead More →

The Rabbit Hole hails itself as a visionary center for the children’s book chartered to create new and extraordinary experiences around literature. After my first visit I have to say it is all that and more! The hope of revitalizing a love of reading in Kansas City’s children is at the heart of the world’s first immersive children’s literary art gallery. Indeed, while exploring the gallery, Lily wandered off by herself, which resulted in a mini search party to find her. So if the goal is to get kids excited about reading, mission accomplished. As my daughter literally got lost in the pages of aRead More →

Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926). The Musical Theater Heritage production was directed by Sarah Crawford and conducted by Jeremy Watson. George Harter hosted a pre-show talk on the history behind the musical. Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when the then 15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill’sRead More →

Celebrate the Irish in everyone with by enjoying a performance from the dancers of Kansas City’s O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance! The O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance is the original certified Irish dance academy of Kansas City. Instructors have offered a wide range of classes for both children and adults of all levels and backgrounds for more than 20 years. Their dance is appropriate for all ages. OM’s teachers, Joseph Manning and Emily McCarty, were both born and raised in Kansas City and are delighted to continue the tradition of Irish dance in this area. OM is known for producing well-rounded competitors and performersRead More →

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