On the first Friday of every month, galleries, art studios and other businesses in the Crossroads District host an art walk to showcase local and national artists. Admission is FREE.
This event has grown in popularity and includes traditional and avant-garde art exhibits, artist demonstrations, street music, aerial performances, sidewalk vendors, buskers, live theater, food trucks, and more. Make it a full evening with food and drinks from a growing number of restaurants and entertainment options.
The official start time for First Fridays is 5 p.m. and most galleries are open until 9 p.m., but there’s plenty of activity into the night.
Kids are welcome but know that most shops and galleries don’t have space to navigate strollers so plan on leaving those behind.
The Crossroads Arts District is located at 17th and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri.