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

April 11

April 24

May 8

May 22

June 5

June 26

July 10

July 24

August 7

August 21

September 4

September 18

October 2

October 16

October 30

We would like to thank all of our supporters for your 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 

What a wonderful Night!
A note from the Alcott Board President: 
We would like to Thank All involved with this event. It was another example of how we are supported by the people that utilize and believe in our organization. 
As many of you know Alcott has been supported by donations, fundraisers, theatrical productions, sponsorships and by the one lone grant (BPU Community Development grant) that Alcott had sought and received.
It has come to our attention through a recent article that it gave the perception that Alcott gains it’s funds from it’s own fundraisers alone. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
We exist because of great people like Gary Barber and Debbie Goddard and many others over the years. 
Almost every fundraiser in the past fourteen years supporting the Alcott were presented and performed by others that believe in what Alcott offers and stands for and wanted to help raise funds through their Artistic skills.
There are many examples of how we are supported by others that our people will be making sure get the proper attention they deserve in the upcoming days. But the most important thing for everyone to know and that is that Alcott is not in this alone, that we want to and do work with others and that even though we are built to stand on our own footings, we want the financial support of others that believe in our message of inclusion for all. 
Gary and Debbie, along with their friends and families helped bring this event off without a hitch and we will always be grateful to them for that. We were all very well entertained and loved every minute and are fortunate to be able to call you our friends!
Please Click Here to see more about them generously donating their talents to a good cause.
Thank you for being Alcott supporters!
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“An Evening of Song”


Gary Barber

with piano accompaniment

by Debbie Goddard

“The Robin Hood Files”

by Phil Tuffin Directed by Katie Lee

'By arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts'

Inspector Green and Constable Wood are trying to identify the real Robin Hood from four suspects who may have robbed the Bishop of Hereford. Through cunning use of reconstructions, the various suspects present their cases. $8 general admission Ages 12 & under and Senior citizens $6     Tickets Sold at the door. Seating is limited so get here earlyPerformance dates June  20 @7pm and June 21@ 3pm.

This is the last weekend to see this production!


                The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, yet.

Our Cast:

Wood: Dani Saunders

Green: Eva Kading

Robin 1 & 3: Anthony Cusumano

Robin 2 & 4: Dean Foreman

Marian 1 & 2 & Gertrude: Jenna Bickelhaupt

Sheriff 1-3 and Justin Time: Jesse Cruz

Prince & Alan A’Dale & Wayne: Dakota Garrison

Will 1-4: Zoe Green-Lockwood

Much, The Miller’s Son: Isabel Abio

David of Doncaster: Alyssa Cusumano

Little John 1-4: Alexander Gerardy

Ellen & Captain & Chancellor: Ivy Gerardy

King Richard & Bishop of York: Josephine Gerardy

Bishop Herford and Herald: Victoria Gerardy

Sir Robert de Bilder: Harley Carolus

Arts and Craft Classes at the Alcott started June 2nd!

June 2- July 30. We had a great first day, thanks to all came out.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm ages 4-15 $5 each class visit. Bring your children out and stay to bond with them through the artistic experience. Projects Sun Catchers, Pottery, Painting Masterpieces, Tye Dye t-shirts, Jewelry, Wind chimes, Wooden Name Plaques, Holiday Decorations. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible,yet.


The Alcott Arts Center will be holding a Second Round of Auditions on June 25th from 6 to 8PM for Alcott’s 2015 “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot VIII” production of

Love’s, Labours, Lost by William Shakespeare

Directed by Susan Proctor, PhD.

The play runs September 12,13,19,20

Please bring headshots, Resumes and date conflicts.

We still have some key roles available.

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

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. 

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 the Alcott Arts that you can peruse to find out about the characters and maybe, some of the language.

Call if you have any questions! 913-233-2787

Audition location

Alcott Arts Center 180 S. 18th St. Kansas City, Kansas 66102

Alcott is not ADA Accessible, yet. Sorry.

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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