L M ALCOTT ART CENTER FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.74 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 180 South 18TH Street Kansas City KS 66102 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: Have been able to provide numerous artistic opportunities for many aspiring artists. Alcott is well known for first time exhibitors, first time actors and directors. Have been able to provide a home for several other not for profit theater groups over the years, have held many art exhibits for individuals as well as groups and have had many plays, Rock Concerts, Art Fairs Car Shows and just about anything we have been asked to help make happen.
Target demographics: provide artistic opportunities for all.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 Students, 4 not for profit organizations,
Geographic areas served: Kansas City Kansas
Programs: Children's Theater Classes, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Productions, ABC Positive Enrichment Program, Youth Summer Intern Program, Art and Craft Classes for Kids, Children's Theater Productions, Ceramic Classes, special effects make-up and sculpting classes and much more.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 03-0448515
913-233-2787
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Alcott Arts Center is an encouraging place for new and exciting workshops. Alcott Arts Center has been a supportive ally in the realization of Brazin Mavens Youth Welding Program !!! It is a hidden Gem within KCK!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More visual representation(Big signs) to advertise to the general public!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My grandson has gone to your art center and painted many things, as well as used art in many ways, and had such a great time there! He looks so forward to attending again in the near future. Thank you so much for being there and for al of your hard work to bring such a wonderful place to our area.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is exceptional at supporting the arts, especially for children. My son has really enjoyed participating in numerous activities, from Kids Day to Halloween, from painting classes to acting camps. We love attending plays and musical presentations, and look forward for continued fun with the L M Alcott Center!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They really need heat for the winter months!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son, Mother & myself visited the Alcott Arts Center for their 2011 Trunk or Treat. The people were friendly & polite; the set up was awesome & my son really enjoyed it. I think it's great that they do the trunk or treat as well as all the other activities etc. they do. I think it's important to keep the arts alive & that the arts are a great outlet for many young & troubled people. This review is my way of showing my support & love for organization & what they do. I am more than proud to have them as a part of my community; A community my family has been a part of for many many generations. Kudos to The Alcott Arts Center! Keep up the wonderful work! :D

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son was very happy & comfortable there; the people we're polite & considerate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more help; more publicity; just simply do & get them more to help with their mission. If I can, I myself will be lending a hand.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

A neighbor suggested I go there & I live in the area & have always been curious about the center & it's activities.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Upon looking over their website they sparked an old interest & goal that I had once; To sing. I only hope that in some way I can share my talent with them as well as many others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a performing artist in Kansas City, there are not many places for someone without a lot of experience to perform. Furthermore, there are not a lot of opportunities for a family to experience the arts together. I have really enjoyed the Alcott's focus on the family and children and providing a community place for us to experience and enjoy art together. Without the Alcott, my son would not have seen Shakespeare, because they have Shakespeare in the Parking Lot every summer which we attend. Also, the Arts-travaganza every May, gives my son an opportunity to get on stage in the annual talent show. The Alcott supports many local artists and helps them to develop shows that serve our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I got to put together a costume called "Wired," wear a TV on my head and read an excerpt from 1984, which I couldn't have done without the help and encouragement of my local community arts center, The Alcott

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them a heater so they could be open year round

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