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”

Alcott Arts Center

Needs Heat!

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

Alcott does classes, workshops and other events with partners and schools during the winter while the building is closed.

We close down for the winter, it’s something we have done for fourteen years (Not That We Want To).

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. Staying open year round will only be possible if we have people step up and help make our dreams come true.

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.

Please join us in our attempt to get a new Heating source. If you would like to join us in this endeavor Contact us @ or call 913.233.2787

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

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This could potentially be 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.

The L.M. Alcott Art Center Foundation

would like to Thank Everyone for a very exciting 2014.

We have accomplished so much this year and all of it because so many of you have helped us make things happen.

We will be updating our website over the next month to make sure you see first hand how many people benefit

from the Alcott Art Center. We will also make sure you know who has been working with and supported us to bring the Arts Culture to our area through positive interaction. 

As many of you know our building is now closed for the winter awaiting a new heat source.

That being said we want everyone to know that Alcott is very proud to be partnering with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to bring the New Mobile Library to the Alcott parking lot. So you can still come to the Alcott parking lot this winter, meet the librarians and enjoy the busload of knowledge.

Maybe since we have been doing

“Shakespeare in the Parking Lot”

for many years we should call this

“Literature and Technology in the Parking Lot”.

The bus will be at Alcott on the south parking area every other Friday from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Which means that the next date is February 27th!

Please frequent the bookmobile and visit with the wonderful people that staff the Mobile Library!

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot VIII

Loves Labours Lost Auditions by William Shakespeare: Mar 7&14: 10 am, 1 pm Sat

This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, probably written in 1580s. It may have been first performed in 1588. It was certainly performed in 1597.The play tells the tale of the King of Navarre and his three friends who swear off

of women for one year. 

Except the Princess of France and her three friends come on a diplomatic mission. 

What to do? 

Also, the play spoofs the academics, the Spanish, the local constable, and the country lads and lasses. 

It is a play about love (at least 5 couples) which sets men’s wits against  women’s. 

  Directed by Dr. Susan Proctor . There are 16 named characters, 6 men, 5 women, and 5 can be either. ,

Another character in this play is definitely language. The king and his, friends all write a bit of poetry, some better than others.

For auditions, I would like to hear you read and perhaps dance a bit. If, you want to prepare ahead of time, I will leave some books at Alcott Arts that you can peruse to find out about the characters and maybe, some of the language.,

Alcott Arts Center Theatre, 180 S 18th St, (913) 233-2787,