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”

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Next Dates for the Book Mobile to be at Alcott:

Fridays from
2:30 to 4:30PM

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October 30

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 fourteen 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 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), Public Not For Profit Charity 

“An Evening of Song”


Gary Barber

with piano accompaniment

by Debbie Goddard

Classes at the Alcott

Classes are over for this season with the exception of the Halloween

Craft Class. Date to be announced soon.

“Loves, Labour’s, Lost”

Directed by Dr. Susan Proctor PH.D

Production runs

September 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2015 at 3PM daily
$5 Admission

Please join us for Alcott’s annual

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Production.

This will be our eighth SITPLOT and we are very pleased to announce that we are once again working in Partnership with the Theater Department at Rockhurst University. Dr Proctor is the head of the theater department and has brought a wealth of resources with her to this show. Besides bringing in seamstresses, assistants and several student actors, Rockhurst has been providing rehearsal space when necessary. This great partnership ensures that we are following our mission statement. 

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.

“Loves, Labour’s, Lost” Our Story:

To prove his superiority, the King of Navarre coerces his three lords to join him in a three-year vow of fasting, studying, and avoiding all contact with women. In fact, the vow becomes law for all those within the King’s estate. The trouble begins when the Princess of France and three of her ladies arrive in Navarre to correct a loan payment error. What is Navarre going to do? To uphold his vow, he refuses them entrance into his castle and houses the ladies in tents. Then, he promptly falls in love with the Princess – as do the three lords with Her Majesty’s ladies. In the meantime, the law-abiding Spaniard, Don Armado, falls in love with the country wench, Jaquenetta, and breaks his oath to the king. His companion, Moth, tries to tease him out of his love-sick melancholy with songs and games. The town’s complement of comics – the scholar, the cleric, the constable and the swain –  create a third plot-line that mirrors and mimics the vows their lords have taken. By the end, the comics have planned an entertainment for the royals, but all is lost when a messenger appears from France. Join us for silliness, intrigue, bad Latin and broken vows!

Our Cast for this years production is as follows:

Ferdinand: David Innis

Berowne: Khalid Johnson

Longaville: Jeff Shouse

Dumaine: Tyler Young

Princess: Lindsay Roland

Roasline: Bridget Wolfe

Maria: Stephanie Spalding

Katherine: Kimberly Gassen

Boyet: Carlos Nunez

Lord, Forester, and Mercade: Matt Baker

Armado: Alex Stockard

Moth: Angela Zieber

Jaquenetta: Maddie Wahle/Liz Swick

Costard: Dakota Garrison

Dull: Katya Mason

Nathaniel: Jocelyn Carolus

Holofernes: Sharla Nolte

We would like to Thank our friends at Kansas Power Mower (913-621-4484) at 1405 North 38th Street in Kansas City Kansas for their support. They have been helping Alcott with our weed eaters and mowers for the past several years. If you need small engine repair, tune-ups or just parts please contact them first. They are great people that have supported many not for profit organizations in the past and are a long time KCK business. Please show them your love.

They have never taken a tax write-off for helping the Alcott, so we thought that we would show them some love. How awesome are they? Good people making life better.

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Vala Artist Exhibition Oct 10, 2015


Halloween 2015

More events have yet to be posted.



If you were a FaceBook Friend to the Alcott you may have noticed that you don’t see us as your friend anymore.

Since we had to make changes to our Facebook site FB removed Alcott’s Friend page since we are a business. We had created a business page years ago when they didn’t have the business pages. When we found out through a nasty message three years ago we created the business page, we didn’t know why the friend page stayed active so we didn’t complain. We were still able to see all of our friends daily posts, so it was the best of both worlds. Last month FaceBook cut off all usage to our Alcott pages becuase we are still operating a business as a friend page. WWe thought that we had done it right but was blindsided by the revelation that we were wrong in our assumption.

So, we no longer get to see what is happening in ALL our Friends lives. We made the changes and transferred all the info over to the New Business Page. Well, we did that and in the process our “friends” should now have been changed to “Likes” for our Business page, if not please “Like” and “Follow” us so that you will see our posts! If it did change your “Friend” status to a “Like” you may have to “Follow” us also. We are not sure if it does that part automatically. Please “follow” our page in order for us to keep our data base current and because we had so many “Friends”that we know we have lost and want you to know that we are still your friends, just not bby Facebook’s standards.  So, if your friend designation is now gone with Alcott please LIKE us and FOLLOW us so that you will get our posts and can follow our progress. THANKS !

August 8th through September 4th 2015.

Legion Fetters is this month’s Featured Artist.

She is a local Kansas City, Kansas Artist and is having her first Full room

solo Exhibition.

Please come out in support of her talent and encourage her to keep working towards greatness.

Click here to learn more about Legions Artists skills.