Dates: Friday, April 29, 6PM-10PM + Saturday, April 30, 12PM-5PM


  • Town Pavilion/1100 Walnut St. 6th Floor
  • Paragraph Gallery + Project Space/21-23 E 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106

PARKING: FREE, available at Commerce Bank Parking Garage (1025 Main St)—park anywhere that is not reserved.
Cost: FREE

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program Open Studios Weekend is the program’s largest annual event, hosting more than 500 visitors over two days. Through this unique event, the public is invited into the studios of Charlotte Street’s Resident Artists for an intimate opportunity to interact with the artists in their working environments in the Town Pavilion,

Open Studios Weekend 2016 will spotlight the work of over 20 artists—including 15 visual artists and photographers, 6 performing artists and ensembles, and 3 writers. All Artists-in-Residence have been awarded free studio space and related support through the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program for the period of September, 2015—August, 2016.

Artist Studios will be open from 6PM to 10PM on Friday, April 29th with special offerings to include an array of original live music and dance performances on Friday evening. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Artwork will be available for purchase.

On Saturday, April 30th special events concurrent with the Studio Resident exhibition, The One Thing That Can Save America in Paragraph Gallery and Project Space will take place from 12:30PM to 5PM. Saturday offerings include a curatorial talk with Curator, Jessica Baran and studio residents at Paragraph Gallery starting at 12:30PM, followed by readings of new fiction and non-fiction by the writers-in-residence, a podcast listening party by residents, Paris of the Plains Podcast, and finish with live performances in Oppenstein Park.

Charlotte Street thanks its generous donors for contributing to this annual event—Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, Copaken Brooks, Boulevard Beer, NTDF, Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement District, Missouri Bank, and Commerce Bank.

Click here for a detailed schedule and list of artists.