April 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar
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April 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar

April 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar


Here Where You Wish

Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library – Central Library

14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Artists Ariadne Fish, Ryan Wilks and Sean Prudden create a space of reflection using a public altar they have crafted. Visitors are encouraged to bring an item to leave in the space.

The Feeling is Mutual 

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open House

4419 State Line Road

Kansas City, MO 64111

A lens-based group exhibition that examines concepts of family through the work of 12 artists, who all photograph subjects within their personal lives. Performance by Lilly McElroy will take place at 8pm! Try to make it to that!

Drawing Machine: Future TOTAL

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bauer

115 W 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Witness a drawing machine in action as visitors create art work in real time, in which they will take home in book form.

Hot House/Boiling Water

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


217 W 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

This exhibition showcases new work by Pallavi San, a New York based artist working in installation and printmaking to explore her fascinations with the inner lives of birds and animals, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, and various other personal interests.

Right Place/Right Time

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore

Kansas City, MO 64108

KCAI students Julia Monte and Chloe Thompson present 2 installations in an Undergrads Underground exhibition.

Belfast Girls Meet & Greet

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Charlotte Street

1000 W 25th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Learn how the Belfast Girls came together with provided drinks and refreshments. Get a look inside production design, or talk to directors Heidi Van or members of the cast.

Ocean Sees

Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unity Temple on the Plaza

707 W 47th St.

Kansas City, MO 64112

Malory Ward presents an exhibition comprising of her new cushion paintings.

2018 BFA Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

H&R Block Artspace

16 E 43rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64111-1755

This exhibition features work from the upcoming BFA candidates of KCAI.

First Friday Opening Reception with Jennifer Bockelman

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bunker Center for the Arts

1014 E 19th St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

A solo exhibition of textile artist Jennifer Bockelman featuring photographs, textiles and “sound drawings.”

Wild Wild Guest

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Imagine That! Kansas City

2010 McGee St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Curated by prominent members of the arts community in KC, Wild Wild Guest features curators from Kiosk Gallery, 50/50 and Front/Space.



Time Trials with Elizabeth Stehling

Saturday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PLUG Projects

1613 Genessee St.

Kansas City, MO 64102

A screening of “The View,” a 7 minute short film by artist Elizabeth Stehling  will be shown, followed by an artists talk. Stehling was the Time Trials resident for PLUG Projects for the month of January, where she filmed within the space.

Candy Cousins 

Saturday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Juice Box

405 N 6th St.

Kansas City, MO 66101

Painter Max Pond displays his recent paintings which he calls “cousins.” Breaking away from working in series, he hopes to provide his audience with an intimate experience from painting to painting.

Stolen Goods

Saturday 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Brick

1727 McGee St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

A live themed storytelling event featuring objects brought in by audience members, who share their unique stories.









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