July First Friday
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July First Friday

July First Friday

Happy 4th Weekend! The crazy insane First Friday block party is happening, but so are some notable exhibitions. Here is what is on our radar this week.


Friday at 6:30 pm


217 W 18th St

Kansas City MO 64108

Experimental sounds are taking over Front/Space SOLLUS will play from 6:30-sunset featuring local musicians Rev. William Ellis Bradly, J Ashley Miller, and Joey Watson. Following them will be Symbel Feast and HAUNTER (Iowa City) Take a preview listen at https://haunter0.bandcamp.com/ and experience an alternative sound to the block party.



Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm

Beggars Table Church & Gallery

2010 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City, MO 64108

Concluding her year-long residency at Hotel Phillips, Madeline Gallucci presents SOFT-SERVE an exhibition to investigate the experimental nature of working in a storefront window in downtown Kansas City. We just did a studio visit with Gallucci about her work and residency at the Hotel Phillips check that out here!

Urban Colonization

All Month

Mid America Arts Alliance, Plug Project, and Union Station/Science City

Participate in art! Local artist and citizen scientist Sarah Hearn is revealing the first 4 of 12 hidden-in-plain-sight installations. Shes inviting the public to utilize her app-available to download free- to discover artificial lichen colonies as they continue to grow over the summer in different sites around Kansas City. We heard the one at Plug Projects lights up at night, so drive by and have a look!

Cross-Border Network Exhibition

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vulpes Bastille

1737 Locust St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Documentation of a recent human rights delegation in Honduras, and the work of five local artists Curator Ashley Anders has framed the focus of this exhibition on issues of worker justice, community empowerment, and international solidarity. Artists featured are Matthew Willie Garcia, Stephen Holland-Wempe, Ana Marcela Maldonado Morales, Eugenia Ortiz, and Tino Scalici


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