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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What We Stand For

(the Alcott Motto)
Everything Positive- Nothing Negative”


The Alcott Arts Center

Needs Heat!


In 2002 we bought a building that did not have a heat source. So, each year, we close the building after our annual Halloween Trunk or Treat that we host for the kiddies.

So, we close down for the winter, it’s something we have done for nine years. Our goal is to have a heating and cooling system ran by solar, geothermal or some other renewable energy source. Allowing us to stay open year round. If we accomplish that we could do so much more for everyone.

That may transpire at some time in the distant future, but till then we produce all we can from April through October.

Everything we have done, has been accomplished through money raised from donations, fundraisers and sponsorships. While it’s never been enough to pay salaries or get us heat, it has provided us the ability to offer the Artistic Opportunities our mission statement mandates, when we are open.  When you look at all of the pictures (we have several years of pictures still to load onto the website) from events pages on this site, just ask yourselves what it takes to accomplish this much without grants.

I’ll tell you; it’s all due to people deciding that no matter what a person’s self value and need to be monetarily compensated is, it can be set aside to help others. It’s all about volunteerism, without the selfless people that help Alcott, nothing would happen. They receive our unending appreciation and some even get rooms named after them.


Alcott is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(2) Not for Profit Public Charity.

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What’s inside the Alcott Arts Center?

The Alcott Arts Center offers a 60 seat theatre with a raised stage 30’L x 14’ deep w/ entrance from 1 wing and from the audience. The theatre is  on the upper level of the building.

On the Main Level we offer a Meeting Room, Art Room and 2 Galleries 25‘x35’ with track lighting w/ 1 wall all windows.

In the lower Level we have a Ceramics/Stained Glass Studio with kilns, molds, ovens and work space.

We are very proud to be associated with numerous artists, teachers, performers, groups and organizations. They are always helpful in helping us help you!

What is the

Alcott Arts Center

and

How does it function?


We are formally known as the L. M. Alcott Art Center Foundation and we are an all Volunteer organization. For the last eleven years the LMAACF has offered Theatrical Productions, Art Exhibitions, Art Classes of many different types and several forms of theatrical training. We have provided opportunities for first time directors to direct semi-professional plays, allowing a nurturing environment for associate member groups that use the Alcott facilities for rehearsal space, theatre productions and fundraisers.

The Foundations goal is to provide Artistic opportunities. This has proven to be something we do very well. The facility has seen participation of artists from a larger than anticipated geographical area. Turning into a regional Arts environment within the first two years of our eleven year stint. People really love the old school feel, tall ceilings, wood floors and steam radiators. Some have likened the rehearsal and Art Galleries to New York style studios.

Alcott functions under the

“Everything Positive-Nothing Negative” Motto. We have never depended on grants to sustain our existence and have to look to the positive things in order to persevere to provide programming and events that uplift others.

There have been thousands of volunteer hours donated to making The Alcott Arts Center successful and now we need others to step up to help us.

Can we depend on you?

There will be several fundraisers this year to help us raise the money to keep Alcott running for the Twelfth  year. Please join in the fun.

This is potentially our new boiler. We are hoping that we will be able to raise the money needed to get it purchased and installed.

Please send your good thoughts and support our way.

Alcott is a Multi Cultural Arts Center

in Kansas City, Kansas. Formally the Louisa M. Alcott Grade school.

We are located in the

Historic Louisa M. Alcott School Building that was built in 1923.