Kansas City Artists Coalition

The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes visual arts awareness in Kansas City and the surrounding region, and supports the professional growth of artists.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition was created to change the lives of artists living in Kansas City, Missouri.

On March 5, 1975 a large group of artists gathered in the studio of local artists Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak to address “How the Artist Can Benefit from Centralization.” Overwhelmingly the group felt a self-initiated organization was the only alternative to isolation, elitism, apathy, and ignorance. The ultimate result of that meeting was the incorporation of the Kansas City Artist Coalition in August 1976.

The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC or Artists Coalition) is an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space that presents a variety of exhibitions of contemporary artists’ work in its Mallin Gallery, Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery, and the Underground.

The Snap Space is slated for experimental exhibitions by artists 35 years and younger. Exhibitors are also encouraged to facilitate workshops, demonstrations, talks, or panels throughout the exhibition.

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  1. Mallin Gallery exhibitor Abhidnya Ghuge December 7, 2018 - January 13, 2019
  2. Charno Gallery exhibitor Lindsey Dunnagan December 7, 2018 - January 13, 2019
  3. Underground Gallery exhibitor Ramsay Wise March 2 - 30, 2018
  4. Mallin and Charno Gallery exhibitors for the group show Thought and Form - Jane Booth, Joe Bussell, Sarah Gross, Fred Trease August 25 - October 28, 2018
  5. Snap Space exhibitor Siara Berry August 25 - October 28, 2018
  6. Snap Space exhibitor Joha Bisone March 9 - 30, 2018