Celebrate Fall in the Kansas City region! Check out these exciting arts and cultural activities to create a fabulous fall this year. Enjoy live theater and jazz, view art exhibits, join the party, shop, experience interactive and unique events and more. Plan your schedule, invite family and friends and buy tickets now!
A Hilarious Comedy-Drama from Kansas City Actors Theatre this September
A twisted and hilarious comedy-drama from Tony® Award-nominated playwright Colman Domingo. DOT chronicles a West Philadelphia family dealing with the matriarch’s recent diagnoses with Alzheimer’s. Filled with diverse characters who are complex, compelling, and richly rendered. Directed by Damron Russel Armstrong and featuring Nedra Dixon, Cecilia Ananya, Jessalyn Kincaid, Terraye Watson, Jerry Mañan, Chioma Anyanwu & Vi Tran. September 7th to 18th at the City Stage in Union Station.
The best party of the year! PRISMATIC: Kemper Gala 2022
Through a prism, one appreciates the dazzling array of color that is always present within a beam of light. Kemper Gala 2022 celebrates the full spectrum of life and the alchemy that emerges when you join your community with your unique qualities and individual perspective. By supporting this event, you play a key role in ensuring Kansas City has free access to world-class exhibitions of contemporary art and programs for all ages and abilities.
Embark on the extraordinary at the all-new Truman Library
Following a two-year, $29 million museum renovation, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is open, and the results are nothing short of monumental. Visitors to the reimagined presidential museum can expect an interactive, cinematic experience of some of the most dramatic chapters in America’s story. From the Smithsonian Magazine to the Washington Post – and more than 500 other news outlets nationwide – the critical reviews are unanimous: “World-class!” “The new standard for presidential libraries.”
Makers of Quality Art & Crafts Share Their Talents
Over 100 booths with a wide variety of products to enhance your fall activities. Some of the items you can find are wood, metal and fabric art, books, photography, baked goods, ceramics, pottery, jewelry and much more. Admission is FREE so invite your friends and family. This event is also a fundraiser for MOCSA. The Pavilion at John Knox Village is at 520 NW Murray Rd., in Lee’s Summit.
Mark Your Calendar for This Fine Art & Craft Event
The Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show is an indoor established event that features fine art paintings, fine art photography, glass, jewelry, wood, fabric and more. With over 100 booths, you will find treasures and gifts for every budget. Enjoy the talents of these artists in clean and comfortable surroundings at the Pavilion in Lee’s Summit. This is also a fund-raising event for Hope House. Free admission so bring your family and friends.
Join KC Clay Guild for their long-running raku firing block party!
2022 will feature food trucks (Taco Cacao and Miranda’s) along with beer from KC Bier Co. and Boulevard and live music! All proceeds from Raku Night 2022 support the KC Clay Guild mission to promote the appreciation of and participation in ceramic arts through group and individual education programs, public outreach and the creation of a diverse ceramic arts community. See you on October 15th!
Lee’s Summit Arts Week October 8-16
Each fall, Lee’s Summit comes alive with arts and cultural events as vibrant as the fall foliage. From fine art exhibits to live theatre, Jazz and symphony performances, Lee’s Summit Arts Week celebrates the many artists, makers and performers who enrich our community. There’s something in Lee’s Summit for everyone to enjoy!
GloWild this Fall at the Kansas City Zoo!
The Kansas City Zoo is bringing a completely unique experience to the Greater Kansas City area this Fall – GloWild, an immersive and breathtaking nighttime event. GloWild is a lantern festival like no other, featuring handmade steel and silk works of art depicting animals, local landmarks, botanicals and Asian cultural creations. It will be the largest event of its kind in the Midwest!
The Prairie Village Jazz Festival is back!
After two years the Prairie Village Jazz Festival is back! Saturday, September 10th from 3-10 pm at Harmon Park. Featuring five diverse acts and some special guests, all with a KC connection, it’s a celebration of all things jazz with food trucks, drinks and fun.
Escape the ordinary with a weekend in Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence is the perfect spot for a fall weekend getaway. Packed full of arts, culture, history, live music, fun events, and delicious food… you’ll find everything you need for an unmistakable weekend! Come on the last weekend of the month to experience Final Friday, when the streets of Lawrence come alive with a range of arts and cultural events.