L M Alcott Art Center Foundation

Rating: 4.78 stars   60 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

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.

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913-233-2787
www.alcottartscenter.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My wife Faye and I have involved with the L M Alcott Art Center foundation for several years, we have known Chuck and Chris for a long time and what a great couple and what a Great bunch of Members and their membership and belonging and wanting to part of this group, the Arts & Musical events, the Plays, the friday/Saturday Nights Art shows, I just love going to these Events!!

What a Great place to go, and see these wonderful Shows & Programs! And what they do for the community of KCK is a blessing and Wonderful Sharing! I am amazed of all of the time that goes into something like this!! I am amazed what they do for the community on Halloween - Trick or Trunk! it is an Awesome time and event!!

I just can't say how much this Group, this Foundation has Help me and made more aware of different Plays, like Shakespeare in the Parking Lot wow what Fun and wow how the L M Alcott Art Center Foundation puts forth in helping the Kansas City, Kansas Community, help Kids with Library events and times to share anything is most Awesome Foundation! Chris & Chuck Green, they just are the nicest people and we just think the World of them, like I said these folks and membership are a totally Blessing to KCK Community!! I think that the KCK L M Alcott Art Center foundation with its Staff and Volunteers are just important as Chuck & Chris, these group of people with what they do, its Just a Total Blessing and a God Sent!! There are to many Names of the Staff and Volunteers to say or mention here, but Like I said before or will say, these Guys are a Great Bunch of Folks and Friends to me and my wife Faye!!

 
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I love Alcott! They gave me a chance to shine and be on stage when it seemed like I couldn't anywhere else. Chris and Chuck are so sweet and hardworking. I love them all!

 
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They are one of the only art centers that I know of and I know my kids enjoy every time they go. The staff is wonderful and so fun

 
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LM Alcott Art Center became a part of my life when I was a teenager. I would come for rehearsals for plays I was in, and then eventually began to come to hold auditions, to share my writing, and see what other artists and performers were doing. I find myself very fortunate to have developed a relationship with an organization that encouraged art for the youth as well as for the community. It is a great place to explore, learn, and savor art. I am thankful for the time I have worked with this foundation, and hope they can continue to be a beacon in the community.

 
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Great place for shows and kids activities! My girls love it!

 
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We have attended several presentations of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot and greatly enjoyed them all. Love the atmosphere and everything that Alcott stands for!

 
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The Alcott Art Center does a fantastic job of keeping the arts alive and thriving in Kansas City, Kansas. They are connected to our community in many ways and are always working hard to make a positive difference, whether it be through live productions, gallery exhibitions or collaboration with other not for profit and service organizations. Their programming reaches across the lifespan from young to old. I'm thrilled to have them as an active part of our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I attended a fall dinner fundraiser a couple of years ago, and it was very entertaining and for a worthy cause. I own rental property up the street from Alcott, and I appreciate all that they do to help the area and serve the local community. Please keep up the good works! It is fine and reputable people like the Greens that make the area a good place to live.

Wendy B

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

Help with more volunteers and assistance.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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I attended a function last year at Alcott, and it was awesome. They had karaoke fundraiser, and it was a load of fun and for a very worthy cause. Thank you for all that you do. We donated a fridge to them last year, and hope that they can continue to do good works.

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

Give them more volunteers and assistance.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I am Elaine Grisnik, a local Kansas City, Kansas artist. My first exhibit at the Alcott in 2009 was a great experience. Chris and Chuck are so enthusiastic and spend many, many hours keeping this venue alive. The Alcott Center is a very positive aspect of the neighborhood. Not only are they restoring life to the once empty, deteriorating, school building, but they bring in a variety of artists, performers, and neighborhood youth to participate in activities. My mother, artist Marijana Grisnik has given presentations of her historic paintings of Strawberry Hill neighborhood of KC, KS to the youth at the center. The youth took pride in their own neighborhoods and were inspired to do paintings .

In 2010, I underwent brain surgery for a tumor. I could not paint after that. I visited the center to view a Second Saturday exhibit and was encouraged by Chris and Chuck to have another exhibit of paintings. By July, 2011 I had my first exhibit of paintings after brain surgery at the Alcott!

The Alcott Center has been a very positive influence in my life and deserves recognition. They truly change people's lives.

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

They need heat to be able to operate year round.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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