Alcott Arts Center News and Events

The Alcott is now over half way through our season and have good news to share with all of our supporters.

Thank you for believing in Alcott.

Alcott was formed as an Arts Center in 2002 and has always run without grants. Some say why on earth would you do that? Why not?

When we first started, we were a small group of neighborhood people that came together to keep an area historical landmark from becoming a minimum security prison.

Nine years later we proudly look back at all of the accomplishments and always wish for people to see these things and believe in what we are doing.

This has been the year that others are really noticing what can be done without grants. We solely operate with volunteers, that’s right volunteer staff too. We will be going after grants this year based on on past history and who all have been offered Artistic Opportunities. Now that we have established ourselves we beleive we know how to make any grants we might get, go further than some think is possible. Wish us luck!

We have been blessed by the groups helping us out this year, along with all of the fine people who Perform, Direct, Teach and Exhibit we have been recognized by the corporate side. We were honored to receive an award from UMB Bank for what Alcott does, an award from NAIC for our contributions to the community, Partnership with Verizon Wireless to help stop Domestic Violence and Alcott has become an official drop off site for HopeLine phones. We have have two wonderful teachers come in and help make sure that we would be able to offer classes, one was even here from New York. We have had several fundraisers others have done on our behalf and Alcott has even had the chance to help other charities through Arts fundraisers. It has been a great year!

And we still have some great things to come this year.

Upcoming events:

SITPLOT IV or Shakespeare in the Parking Lot IV September 11,12,18 & 19 curtain is at 4:30 each day at the Alcott Arts Center 180 s. 18th Street Kansas City, Kansas 913.233.2787.

This years production is “Much Ado About Nothing” Directed by Richard T. Sutton. Cost is $5 each. We encourage everyone attending to bring in their old cell phones to donate to the HopeLine Box. These phones are “cleaned” and redistributed to battered womens shelters and victims of domestic violence.
This year Alcott will host an Art Expo the first weekend of SITPLOT. We are still accepting registration for booth space ($25.00 which makes it a low cost of $12.50 a day for two days). Check the alcottartscenter.org website for more info.
Art Expo runs 1 to 6pm September 11 & 12.

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