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Upcoming Events

June 2 - August 4

Every Street Is Charlotte Street: Max Key + Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin

In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4.  

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May 12 - June 10


Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present Tributary – an exhibition exploring the Missouri River, Real, and Metaphorical. Organized by artist, M.O.I (Minister of Information), Tributary will be on display May 12th through June 10th at la Esquina Gallery. Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, May 12th, 6-9PM.

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April 22 - July 3

“Main Street” an ESICS exhibition

Photographer Mike Sinclair has spent much of the past 15 years recording Kansas City’s ebbs and flows, his acclaimed images appearing in TIME magazine, among other publications, and earning display in galleries including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

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April 30 - June 3


This April, Charlotte Street is pleased to present Purpose—an exhibition of the studio residency guest curator series. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, April 29th, 12-5PM at Paragraph Gallery. “Purpose” opens as part of the Studio Residency Visiting Curator Series curated by Mat Greiner. Featuring the works of Monica Dixon, Andrew Latner and Noël Morical. If there are fundamentals shared by all art, one must be transformation. In our earliest history, earth was ground and mixed with water to create first paint and then a picture. Stone and wood have been carved into representations and pleasing forms for the length of human history. In the hands and minds of artists, any material can become something new, something other. The works in ‘Purpose’ begin with materials that imply a particular function but are turned towards new manifestations and different accomplishments. These expressions demonstrate the profound possibilities for beauty, critique, concealment, and revelation in the people and things filling the fabric of daily life. This power is available to anyone. Need and will forge the mundane into extraordinary.

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Cheers to Twenty Years!

Charlotte Street Celebrates 20 Years!

Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year as Kansas City’s primary arts catalyst and provocateur. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has been an arts leader in Kansas City, identifying, challenging, and supporting emerging and mid-career artists. Charlotte Street will celebrate this milestone year with the launch of a redesigned brand and website; pilot residencies; special events; and pop-up birthday parties that culminate with a Signature Fundraising Event in Fall, 2017.

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