Alcott Arts Center


Our Mission

  1. To help nurture artistic talent, to provide a place to teach, learn, exhibit and perform in an environment that bolsters community, to bring together people of diverse cultures for a common cause: The Arts.

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The L.M. Alcott Art Center Foundation is proud to once again qualify as one of the Top Rated Not for Profits on GREATNONPROFITS.ORG.

This is Alcott’s third year to receive this honor, 2011, 2013 and now 2015.

We appreciate all of the wonderful things that people have said about their experiences at the Alcott or with an Alcott event. It means that we are doing as promised and providing Artistic Opportunities to all!

We would also like to thank for the exposure and the chance for all to see what the public thinks of our humble inner-city arts organization.

Welcome to 2016 at the Alcott Arts Center’s Website.

Fifteen years later and still bringing artistic opportunities for all.

Please stroll through our website to find out what amazing things we have been doing for the last fourteen years and what incredible artists and  performers we will be presenting to Kansas City this year!

It’s Really Exciting to be able to bring Artistic Opportunities to all of Kansas City and beyond.

What We Stand For

(the Alcott Motto)
Everything Positive- Nothing Negative”

We would like to thank all of our supporters for their donations. Your generosity is depended on for our programming and general operating expenses. Please remember that all of the Alcott staff are still volunteering (after fifteen years)! They make sure that Alcott exists through their dedication and giving of their time. So Please remember that if you can’t help financially we always need volunteers! They make the world a better place and help to make Alcott work.

If you can donate monetarily, here is a PayPal Donation Button to make it easy for you to help us out.

All Monetary Donations are tax deductible.

The L.M. Alcott Art Center Foundation is a

501(c)(3), 509(a)(2), Not For Profit Public Charity 

The Alcott Arts Center is seeking directors for this years productions.

We will be producing “Pride and Prejudice” to open in June 2016.

If you are interested in a directors position please contact us at or by calling 913.233.2787

The Alcott Arts Center in Kansas City, Kansas presents

the Premier of

The 2016 Super Hero & Sport Art Exhibit

featuring Premier Kansas City Kansas Artists

Darryl Woods
Freelance “Super Artist”
Licensed Lucus Film Artist,
Comic Books & Sports
Woodytoon Graphics 913.206.8966


Anthony “AO” Oropeza

Strong Ave. Studios Sports Painter,

Comic Book Artist and

Creator of the AMIGOMAN™ Comic Book /

An Art Exhibit of Super hero’s, Comics & Sports

and for One-night only a Sports exhibit and Artist Reception with Q&A at 6:30pm

June 11, 2016


The exhibit runs June 11- July 1 evenings and weekends and by appt.


Zachary Hill will be our featured Artist on May 14th for Alcott’s Second Saturday Art Exhibition. Zachary is from Lawrence Kansas. Please join us for this free event
open to the public.

Zachary: I have always grownup around art, it has been an influential part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad, Michael Hill, is a high school art teacher and I’ve been taking art classes since kindergarten.

My dad is without question my greatest inspiration in the arts. He loves what he does and he’s excellent at it. I’ve always treated our relationship as one of the master and apprentice; and like any apprentice should, the goal is to eventually take what they can learn from the master and build on it to surpass them. It is for this reason that I took such a keen interest in illustration. I have grown to know several other illustrators over the past several years, and like I do with my dad I look to them to learn all that I can. These people are an inspiration to me and my drive is to one day achieve that level of success and be able to be viewed by others in that same regard.

Right now I am currently studying illustration at the University of Kansas. I am working to better myself as an artist, and in doing so I often challenge myself to take on large projects. For example, the work which I am exhibiting originally started as a personal piece I had taken on for fun. The series of playing cards were intended to be printed for a Valentine’s Day gift for my fiancé. Other projects I am working on include a currently untitled graphic novel I have been writing and illustrating, in the aim of having it published before my college graduation.

I hope to find myself working as a professional concept artist in the near future. The specifics of which would be to work for a large scale movie producer such as Warner Bros. or MGM Studios. For now I am starting by finding as many internships, galleries and volunteer jobs that I can to build up my resumé.

Zachary Hill

Illustration Major

The University of Kansas


William Shakespeare’s ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’

Audition dates April 30, 2016 11am – 2pm

May 1, 2016 1-4pm

May 14, 2016 11am-2pm

May 15, 2016 1-4pm


The Alcott Arts Center is proud to present Shakespeare in the Parking Lot X: “Twelfth Night,” directed by Anna Jennings.

Performance dates September 10,11,17,18 @ 3pm on the South Campus Lawn.

Set at Illyria Boarding School in modern times, we join our class and staff as the plot unfolds with childish pranks, high school drama, and love stories that will make you believe you were back at school.

Rehearsals will be July 9-Sept 3, 2016, on Tuesday & Thursday evenings & Saturdays, & Sept 5-9, 2016, M-F.


Cast:    Students (14-18 years old):

Male: Duke Orsino, Curio, Malvolio, Sebastian, Antonio

Female: Olivia, Maria, Viola

Either: Valentine, Fabian, Antonio

            Staff (30+ years old):

                        Male: Sir Andrew, Sir Toby

                        Either: Clown

            Other roles: 1st Officer, 2nd Officer, Priest, Captain, Servant, Attendants, and Musicians

Alcott Arts Center 180 S. 18th Street Kansas City, Kansas 66102 913-233-787


     2016 (more events to be added)

April 9th 6-9pm  Opening Day for the 2016 Season. Exhibiting Artists Kansas City, Kansas School District #500 Students. Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures

April 15th 5-8pm Stony Point North School Carnival Spin Art Paint Booth

April 28th 5-8pm Midland Trails School Carnival Spin Art Paint Booth

April 30th 4-7pm Blue Valley North West High School National Art Honor Club 2016 Spring Auction will hold a Benefit for the Alcott Arts Center.

April 30th 11am-2pm  Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot #10  “Twelfth Night”.

May 1st 1-4pm Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot #10 “Twelfth Night”

May 14th 6 -9pm Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits at the Alcott, Presents, Exhibiting Artist Zachary Hill “DC Comic’s Heroes and Villains” with a Reception with the Artist at 6:30pm.

May 14th 11am-2pm Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot #10 “Twelfth Night”

May 15th 1-4pm Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot #10 “Twelfth Night”

Summer Classes: Starting in June. Ages 5 and up
There is a $5 Non-refundable registration fee for ALL classes.

Cursive Handwriting 6:30-8:30pm on Monday’s in June. Class fee $20. The students will learn the basics of cursive handwriting in this 4-week course.

Arts & Crafts 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s throughout the summer. Supplies included. There will be a $5 charge for each class visit.

“Art with Tina” 6:30-8:30pm will be on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Students will explore a different subject each week with a special class exhibit at the end in the Art Gallery. There will be a $5 charge for each class visit.

June 11 6-9pm Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits at the Alcott, Presents, The 2016 Super Hero & Sports Art Exhibition featuring Premier Kansas City, Kansas Artists Darryl Woods and Anthony Oropezo with a Red Carpet Reception at 6:30pm with the Artists.

July 9th 6-9pm  Second Saturday’s at the Alcott. The Alcott will host a “Variety Show”. Come join us for an evening of entertainment. Comedy, Spoken Word, Music, Singing, Dancing and more!

August 13 6-9pm Second Saturday’s Art Exhibits at the Alcott featuring Class Projects from the Summer classes.