Calendar of Events


Here is our Calendar of upcoming events, please feel free to navigate around and check out all the cool stuff going on at the Alcott! Underneath you will find an interactive Calendar of events, as well as a detailed list of upcoming events.

2014 Calendar of Events



Ever seen some really neat glass beads and wondered how they’re made? Now’s your chance to learn! Anna Jennings (Fairie Beads Lampwork Bead and Jewelry artist) has been making lampwork beads and jewelry since 2000 and is excited to share her knowledge with you! In this 8 week class you’ll learn about lampwork tools and torch safety, and how to make 5 different kinds of glass beads. You’ll also learn how to put your beads into wearable, durable piece(s) of jewelry, and even gather some tips and tricks for displaying your piece(s) in your very own art show!

Classes will be held at the Alcott Arts Center starting Sat. July 19, and will run for 9 weeks with the last 2 classes being exhibit time. Classes will be every Saturday from 2-4pm and are limited to 5 students. .  Total cost is $150 for all 8 classes and includes most materials. Students must be 18 or older.



June 10-July 30 Arts and Crafts and Ceramics Classes

July 19 Central Avenue Art Festival at Bethany Park: Info Booth/ Art Activity

July 11,18 & 25 Rellitray Studios Presents World Championship Arm Wrestling Federation an Improv Comedy

July 24 ABC (Alcott, BPU and CABA) Positive Enrichment Luncheon

July 28th Mid Summer Rehearsals start

July 19- Sept. 6 Lampwork Beads and Jewelry Class by Anna Jennings

August 2 & 9 Debbie Winter and Friends on stage in Concert: Keyboards, Flute and Fiddle
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August 5th National Night out against Crime at the National Guard Armory 18th St. in KCK: Info Booth and Spin-Art Activity

August 9th Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits with Sandra Diaz and Issaic Tapia

August 15 & 16 Can I Keep You Presents “Desperate Acts” Obsessions and Confessions Two One Act Plays in the Alcott Theatre

August 23 Celtic Folklore Lecture by Jane Nichols

Come to the Celtic Myth Class at the Alcott Center


Whether you are Celtic or just curious come to the Alcott Center for the Arts at 180 S. 18th Street in Kansas City, KS (66102—just off the I-70 Highway, opposite the Sunfresh Market Mall) on August 23, 2014 7-9 pm for a lecture on Celtic (always said with a hard “C”) Myth, given by Lady Fiona nic Gormliatha, an Irish businesswoman from the time of Richard I (called Lionheart).  Lady Fiona's legal name is Jane Nichols, but she spends a lot of her time in the world of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group that likes to re-create the Middle Ages.  She has taught this class since 1992, through the Communiversity program at UMKC, also at the Lilies War, held the first full week of June out at Smithville Lake where roughly 2000 or so people camp out & get medieval with safety first fighting, archery, shopping, classes & fireworks.  In spite of this, it is a different class every time, a 6 page handout  will be provided that will hopefully keep her on track, the Four Great Holidays of the Celts & their major deities & hero tales of Ireland, Wales & the Continent (those Celts got around!). 

But Wait, that's not all—remember that Fiona is a Medieval businesswoman?  Her knitted fiberart will be on display including the Viking rune sweater she crafted (with runes) for her late husband Phillippe de Mortain—and there will be finger food of the Middle Ages, pickles, Dubliner cheese & hais (a confection from the Crusades made of dates, nuts, breadcrumbs & sugar held together with melted butter)  and maybe some candied nuts.  So come for an evening of stories & fun!  And get a small taste of the Middle Ages.

August 30 Rock the Arts Concert on the South Lawn of the Campus featuring Fast Johnny Ricker

Sept.  Juggling Class 2 hour Beginner course by Erik Pratt

Sept.- Musical Theater Classes by Jamie Lin

Sept. 6 Central Avenue Annual Parade KCK

Sept. 6,7 & 13,14 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: Mid Summer Nights Dream Directed by Frank Presler

Sept.13 Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits featuring Pencil Sketches by Johanna Gentry, Lampwork Beads and Jewelry Class Projects and Jane Nichols Fiber Art

Oct. Painting Classes by Cecil Mashburn

Oct. Motivational Speech on the Arts by Cecil Mashburn

Oct. 11 Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits

Oct.12 “Indigenous Resistance” Aztec Arts and Cultural Festival

Oct. 31 Halloween at the Alcott on the South Lawn of the Campus: Super Heroes and Villain’s

Spring 2015

Brazen Mavens Sculptural Welding Workshop by Angelica Sandoval

Regional Marble contest in the works with Moon Marble