The Mission of Northeast Arts KC 

Transforming our neighborhood

   Northeast Arts KC is a small organization that makes a big difference. Our philosophy is centered around the idea that when we make art a part of everyday life it has the power to transform our community.

    We believe that when you gather a great group of artists together to do chalk art, all you have to do is leave some artist-grade chalk laying around on the sidewalks and children will pick it up and become artists.

    We believe that a few creative people with some donated paint can take the edge off of urban blight.

    We believe that vegetable beds and found-object artworks can turn a vacant lot into the kind of gathering place that turns neighbors into a neighborhood.

    We believe that all it takes is a little music on a summer evening to make a city park into the kind of place that the citizens we inherited it from would be proud to have given us.

    We believe that a great gallery art exhibit can make people see our neighborhood in a new light.

We believe that art has the power to transform our neighborhood; our community; our city; our world.

Who Are We?

   Northeast Arts KC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Kansas City's Historic Northeast neighborhood.


   Our Board members are residents of the Northeast who are dedicated to serving our neighborhood by organizing cultural events that focus the creativity of our community and enrich the lives of the people living in it.

Contact Us:

Send mail to:

3922 St. John Avenue,

Kansas City, Missouri 64123


Phone (816) 483-6964
Cell  (816) 808-2789

What We Do:

   The mission of Northeast Arts is fulfilled by four core programs:

The Chalk Walk Festival

The Cultures Without Borders Art Show

The SummerDusk

Concert Series

The St. John Gardens

  In addition to our core programs, we also do a number of innovative "side projects"....

Make A Difference - Become A Member:


   Northeast Arts KC depends on individual contributions to help fund the work we do in fulfilling our mission to enhance our community.

   Consider joining in support of our work by becoming a Member with your financial contribution to Northeast Arts.